On September 7, 2007, Curtis Granderson of the Detroit Tigers became just the sixth player in baseball history to hit at least 20 doubles, triples, and home runs in the same season. Granderson slugged his 20th homer in the seventh inning against the Mariners at Comerica Park. The Tiger leadoff man joined Frank Schulte, Jim Bottomley, Jeff Heath, Willie Mays, and George Brett in the exclusive club.
After six tries, the defending world champion A’s finally win their first series of the season when they beat Cleveland, 3-2. Although Darold Knowles blows the save, costing Catfish Hunter his first win of the year, Oakland, who had split the first two games with the Tribe, tallies in the bottom of the ninth for a walk-off victory.
April 26, 1973
Starter Bret Saberhagen gets the win and reliever Mark Davis earns the save as Kansas City beats Toronto, 3 – 1. It is the first time ever that two reigning Cy Young Award winners have figured in the same victory.
April 14, 1990
Emilio Bonifacio hits the first Opening Day inside-the-park home run since Carl Yastrzemski in 1968. Bonifacio goes 4 for 5 with 3 steals and 4 runs in an excellent debut with the Marlins, as they beat the Reds, 12 – 6.
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