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Video: Giancarlo Stanton bloops a single for 1,000th career hit

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Yankees OF/DH Giancarlo Stanton collected the 1,000th hit of his career, blooping a single to shallow right field in the fifth inning of Tuesday night’s game against the Nationals.

Stanton, 28, has had difficulty staying healthy during most of his nine-year career, otherwise he would’ve had that achievement much earlier. Across those nine seasons, Stanton has hit .268/.359/.553 with 277 home runs and 698 RBI in 4,297 trips to the plate. Entering Tuesday’s action, he was hitting .252/.339/.516 with 10 home runs and 26 RBI in 177 PA on the season.

Video: Ramon Torres hits little league home run in first at-bat of season

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The Royals recalled infielder Ramon Torres from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday. He didn’t get into a game until starting Thursday night’s game against the Rangers, batting ninth.

In the top of the second inning, facing Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Torres laced a single up the middle. Center fielder Delino DeShields charged in on it, attempting to keep Ryan Goins at second base, but the ball went right past his glove, through his legs, and nearly trickled all the way to the warning track. Goins scored easily and Torres was waved home, too. He managed to narrowly beat the throw, touching home plate with his left hand on a head-first slide.

The play was officially scored a single and a three-base error. Torres wasn’t credited with an RBI on the play. But at least the Royals got two runs out of it.