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The Chicago Cubs improved to 24-6 with Sunday's 4-3 win over the Washington Nationals in 13 innings, becoming the first team since the 1984 Detroit Tigers (26-4) to win 24 or more of its first 30 games in a season, per MLB Stat of the Day.

Only the 10th team in MLB history to start 24-6 or better, the Cubs boast an astounding plus-102 run differential, leading all of the majors in both runs scored (184) and allowed (82).

They already have a commanding lead in the National League Central, sitting 7.5 games ahead of the Pittsburgh Pirates (17-14) and nine clear of the St. Louis Cardinals (16-16).

The Pirates qualified for the playoffs in each of the past three seasons, and the Cardinals are hoping to add to a streak of five straight years.

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Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper tied an MLB single-game record by drawing six walks in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs, becoming the first player to achieve the feat since Jeff Bagwell in 1999, per ESPN Stats & Info.

The 23-year-old superstar had six walks and a hit-by-pitch in seven plate appearances during the 13-inning contest, making him the first player in MLB history to reach base seven times in a game without recording a single at-bat, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info).

It wasn't enough to prevent his team from suffering a four-game sweep at Wrigley Field, but Harper truly had a remarkable series, drawing 13 walks while logging only four official at-bats (one hit) in 19 plate appearances against the dominant Cubs.

Even after getting swept in Chicago, the Nationals boast a 19-12 record that leaves them a half-game behind the New York Mets (19-11) for first place in the National League East.

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San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan struggled to make his presence felt during Sunday's 111-97 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals, failing to score even a single point for the first time in his 249 career playoff appearances, per ESPN Stats & Info.

He finished the game with a stat line consisting solely of three rebounds in 12 minutes, having failed to so much as attempt a field goal for the first time in 1,641 career appearances between the regular season and playoffs, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Foul trouble was a major culprit, with Duncan setting another unwanted personal record by picking up four fouls before halftime for the first time ever (regular season or playoffs), per ESPN Stats & Info.

Following a regular season in which his per-game numbers dropped by a significant margin across the board, the 40-year-old Duncan has essentially been invisible this postseason, averaging just 4.4 points, five rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.3 blocks over 19.5 minutes in eight games.

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New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon had an interesting weekend, becoming the oldest player in MLB history to hit the first home run of his career, per MLB Stat of the Day.

With two outs and a runner on second base during the second inning of Saturday's game against the San Diego Padres, the 42-year-old Colon launched a fastball from Padres pitcher James Shields into the left field stands at Petco Park.

Prior to Saturday, Hall of Fame pitcher Randy Johnson had been the oldest player to hit his first career homer, having done so in 2003 at the age of 40.

Furthermore, Colon became the second-oldest player to hit a home run in a Mets uniform, trailing only the ageless Julio Franco, who homered for the Amazins as a 48-year-old, per MLB Stat of the Day.

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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard had 40 points and 10 assists during Saturday's 120-108 win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals, becoming the first Portland player since Clyde Drexler (1992) to record 40-plus points and double-digit assists in a single playoff game, per ESPN Stats & Info.

After falling into a 2-0 series hole on the road, Lillard came out firing in Portland on Saturday, putting up 25 points in the first half alone, with five of his seven three-point attempts falling through.

Per ESPN Stats & Info, Lillard's 25 points were the most he's ever scored in one half of a playoff game, topping the 20 he produced in the second half of Game 1 of the ongoing series.

Had he scored three more points before halftime, Lillard would've broken the franchise playoff record of 27 points in a single half—which has oddly been achieved four times, per the Trail Blazers' PR Twitter account.

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With Saturday's 8-5 win over the Washington Nationals, the 2016 Chicago Cubs became the second-fastest major league team (since at least 1900) to reach a run differential of plus-100, per Sportsnet Stats.

The Cubs needed just 29 games to get to the century mark, trailing only a 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates club that got to plus-100 in its 26th game en route to finishing with a 103-36-3 record.

That Pirates team easily won the National League, but it didn't have an opportunity to play in the World Series, which was first contested the following year.

The Pirates lost to the Boston Red Sox (then called the Boston Americans) in the first World Series, falling by a tally of five games to three in a major upset.

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Following the team's announcement Saturday of his firing, Dave Joerger will leave the Memphis Grizzlies as the owner of the best winning percentage (.598) by a head coach in franchise history, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Joerger led the team to a 147-99 record in three seasons, leaving him in second place on the Grizzlies coaching wins list behind only Lionel Hollins (214-201), whose contract wasn't renewed in 2013 because of the team's desire to give Joerger the job.

Though his slow-paced, defense-first brand of basketball helped the team extend its run of playoff appearances to six consecutive seasons, Joerger never took Memphis beyond the conference semifinals, posting a cumulative 9-13 record in the postseason.

Of course, nobody can really blame him for the team's recent first-round sweep at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs, as injuries decimated the Grizzlies roster throughout the season.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers enjoyed yet another big performance from beyond the arc in Friday's 121-108 win over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinals matchup, becoming the first team to make 20 or more three-point shots in consecutive playoff games, per Sportsnet Stats.

After setting an NBA single-game record (regular season or playoffs) with 25 three-pointers made in Wednesday's 123-98 Game 2 victory, the Cavaliers sunk 21 of their 39 trey attempts (53.8 percent) during Friday's comeback win, taking a commanding 3-0 series lead in the process.

Cleveland also turned in a nice performance from distance in a 104-93 Game 1 win, making 15 of 31 attempts (48.4 percent) in the only contest that's gone down to the wire so far.

Although Atlanta entered the fourth quarter with a 91-85 lead Friday night, the Cavs led by at least five points for the last five minutes of the contest, ultimately outscoring the Hawks 36-17 in the final frame.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks combined to make 37 three-point shots in Friday's Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, tying the NBA record for most three-pointers made in a single playoff game, per ESPN Stats & Info.

The record was originally set by the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets during Game 4 of last season's Western Conference Finals, with Golden State sinking 20 and Houston 17 in the only contest the Rockets won during the series.

The Cavs were responsible for 21 of the 37 treys in Friday's contest, led by forwards Channing Frye (seven) and Kevin Love (five), as well as guard Kyrie Irving (four).

The Hawks had just one player make more than two three-pointers, with guard Kyle Korver (five) providing a spark from the bench after starting the first two games of the series.

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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hit the 510th home run of his career during Friday's 3-2 loss to the New York Yankees, passing former Yankee Gary Sheffield to take sole possession of 25th place on the all-time homers list, per MLB Stat of the Day.

Unfortunately for the Red Sox, Ortiz's line-shot, two-run homer off Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda in the first inning represented the only runs the team would score all game.

Down 3-2 in the top of the ninth inning, Boston managed to load the bases for Ortiz with one out, but the slugger struck out looking and was subsequently ejected for arguing the call.

Yankees closer Andrew Miller then fanned Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez for the final out, improving New York's record to 10-17 while dropping Boston's to 17-12.