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Paul Goldschmidt records his 1,000th career hit

Colorado Rockies v Arizona Diamondbacks

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 13: Paul Goldschmidt #44 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits a single against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on September 13, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt turned 30 years old on Sunday. On Wednesday, he recorded his 1,000th career hit in the majors. Goldschmidt entered the evening’s action against the Rockies with 998, singled in the first inning, then added a double to center field in the third inning off of German Marquez to reach his milestone.

As the Diamondbacks’ tweet above notes, Goldschmidt and Luis Gonzalez are the only players in franchise history with 1,000 hits. Considering the franchise has only been in existence since 1998, that’s not surprising.

Following the double, Goldschmidt improved his slash line to .310/.418/.590 with 34 home runs, 112 RBI, 104 runs scored, and seven stolen bases in 601 plate appearances. He remains in the thick of things in the NL MVP Award race.

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