Yesterday, baseball saw a lot of history made and home runs get smashed, with the Arizona Diamondbacks leading the way in both categories. J.D. Martinez had a historical game for the ages, along with teammate Robbie Ray. Meanwhile, Miami Marlins All-Star Giancarlo Stanton hit another home run to keep pace with his goal.

J.D. Martinez makes history

Last night, 30-year-old right fielder J.D. Martinez had the game of his life, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a big win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Martinez became only the 18th player in MLB history to hit four home runs in a single game, along with becoming the first Diamondbacks player to do so.

The Dodgers as a team only had three hits in the entire game, which they lost 13-0. This made Martinez's four home run game the first one ever in which one player had more home runs than the opposing team. It was also the second time there had been two four home run games in one season, as Scooter Gennett did the same in June. He also became the first player to hit a home run in the 7th, 8th, and 9th innings of the same game.

Robbie Ray also had historical outing for D-Backs

However, Martinez wasn't the only Diamondback to make history in last night's thrashing of the Dodgers. According to ESPN Stats and Information, pitcher Robbie Ray had a historical outing for the team. He became the first pitcher in MLB history to throw four 10 strikeout games against the Dodgers in a season.

With his 53 strikeouts against the Dodgers, only Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson has had more in a season against them when he recorded 58 in 1908. Ray also joined Hall of Famer Randy Johnson as the only Diamondbacks pitchers to have at least 13 strikeouts and multiple RBIs in a game. Even stranger was the fact that coming into the game, Ray only had 2 career RBIs in his previous 129 at-bats.

Giancarlo Stanton hits 53rd home run

In the fifth inning of last night's 7-2 loss to the Washington Nationals, Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins hit his 53rd home run of the season, extending his league lead. Stanton's home run went into the right field stands, where it dented a TV camera. His home run total is now the most since Chris Davis had 53 for the Baltimore Orioles in 2013.

Giancarlo Stanton is now back on pace with Roger Maris, who also had 53 home runs through 135 games in 1961, eventually finishing the season with a then-record 61. Stanton has hit 20 home runs in his last 30 games.