Tag: April 11

2019 – Dee Gordon hits a solo homer in the 6th inning and the Mariners set a new mark, having now homered in all 15 of their games this season, breaking the record held by the 2002 Indians; they also lead the majors with 35 long balls. Down 6 – 2 at one point, they come back to win 7 – 6 over the Royals in 10 innings and are now 13-2. In the game, Kansas City’s Whit Merrifield sees his club-record hitting streak snapped after 31 games.

2019 – Dee Gordon hits a solo homer in the 6th inning and the Mariners set a new mark, having now homered in all 15 of their games this season, breaking the record held by the 2002 Indians; they also lead the majors with 35 long balls. Down 6 – 2 at one point, they come back to win 7 – 6 over the Royals in 10 innings and are now 13-2. In the game, Kansas City’s Whit Merrifield sees his club-record hitting streak snapped after 31 games.

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Today’s MLB action is marred by a couple of bench-clearing brawls. In the Yankees’ 10 – 7 win over Boston, Tyler Austin charges the mound after Joe Kelly drills him with a 97 mph fastball in the 7th; he suspects that the pitch is in retaliation for a hard slide he made into SS Brock Holt, in the 3rd, which also cleared the two benches. Both Austin and Kelly are ejected, as are Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin and reliever Tommy Kahnle. And in Colorado’s 6 – 4 win over the Padres, the Rockies’ Nolan Arenado goes after Luis Perdomo after being grazed by a pitch in the 3rd, emptying the benches. That play follows a couple of hit batsmen in the first two innings, and feelings are still tense over a pitch that hit Padres OF Manuel Margot two days earlier, landing him on the disabled list. Arenado and Perdomo are sent off, as are Padres C A.J. Ellis and Rockies P German Marquez and OF Gerardo Parra. MLB will bring down the hammer, suspending Kelly for 6 games; Austin, Arenado and Perdomo for 5; and Parra and Padres pitcher Buddy Baumann for one each, in addition to handing out numerous fines to others involved in the two incidents.

Today’s MLB action is marred by a couple of bench-clearing brawls. In the Yankees’ 10 – 7 win over Boston, Tyler Austin charges the mound after Joe Kelly drills him with a 97 mph fastball in the 7th; he suspects that the pitch is in retaliation for a hard slide he made into SS Brock Holt, in the 3rd, which also cleared the two benches. Both Austin and Kelly are ejected, as are Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin and reliever Tommy Kahnle. And in Colorado’s 6 – 4 win over the Padres, the Rockies’ Nolan Arenado goes after Luis Perdomo after being grazed by a pitch in the 3rd, emptying the benches. That play follows a couple of hit batsmen in the first two innings, and feelings are still tense over a pitch that hit Padres OF Manuel Margot two days earlier, landing him on the disabled list. Arenado and Perdomo are sent off, as are Padres C A.J. Ellis and Rockies P German Marquez and OF Gerardo Parra. MLB will bring down the hammer, suspending Kelly for 6 games; Austin, Arenado and Perdomo for 5; and Parra and Padres pitcher Buddy Baumann for one each, in addition to handing out numerous fines to others involved in the two incidents.

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In a likely unprecedented occurrence, two teammates hit for the cycle in the same game in a minor league contest between the San Jose Giants and Lancaster Jethawks of the California League. San Jose’s Gio Brusa and Jalen Miller both manage the feat, respectively with a triple in the 8th inning and 9th inning, in an 18 – 6 win.

In a likely unprecedented occurrence, two teammates hit for the cycle in the same game in a minor league contest between the San Jose Giants and Lancaster Jethawks of the California League. San Jose’s Gio Brusa and Jalen Miller both manage the feat, respectively with a triple in the 8th inning and 9th inning, in an 18 – 6 win.

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2017 – Yoenis Cespedes hits three home runs to lead the Mets to a 14 – 4 win over the Phillies. He is the first player in team history with two three-homer games. His effort is part of a seven-homer night as Lucas Duda goes deep twice, and Asdrubal Cabrera and Travis d’Arnaud hit one out each.

2017 – Yoenis Cespedes hits three home runs to lead the Mets to a 14 – 4 win over the Phillies. He is the first player in team history with two three-homer games. His effort is part of a seven-homer night as Lucas Duda goes deep twice, and Asdrubal Cabrera and Travis d’Arnaud hit one out each.

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At the other end of the scale, the Twins lose their seventh straight, bowing 4 – 1 to the White Sox in their home opener. It is the worst start in franchise history since the 1904 Washington Senators opened the season with 13 straight losses.

At the other end of the scale, the Twins lose their seventh straight, bowing 4 – 1 to the White Sox in their home opener. It is the worst start in franchise history since the 1904 Washington Senators opened the season with 13 straight losses.

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The Cubs continue their hot start with a 5 – 3 win over the Reds in their home opener at a revamped Wrigley Field, improving to 6-1 on the year. However, things don’t look so great for a while as Brandon Finnegan has a no-hitter going until David Ross hits a two-out single in the 7th. Finnegan is taken out of the game and the Cubs feast on the Reds’ bullpen, scoring twice before the inning is over. A three-run homer by Addison Russell off Jumbo Diaz in the 8th seals the win.

The Cubs continue their hot start with a 5 – 3 win over the Reds in their home opener at a revamped Wrigley Field, improving to 6-1 on the year. However, things don’t look so great for a while as Brandon Finnegan has a no-hitter going until David Ross hits a two-out single in the 7th. Finnegan is taken out of the game and the Cubs feast on the Reds’ bullpen, scoring twice before the inning is over. A three-run homer by Addison Russell off Jumbo Diaz in the 8th seals the win.

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Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia is the latest major league player to be suspended for testing positive for a steroid as he is handed an 80-game penalty. He is the fourth pitcher to incur the penalty in a two-week span, following Ervin Santana, David Rollins and Arodys Vizcaino.

Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia is the latest major league player to be suspended for testing positive for a steroid as he is handed an 80-game penalty. He is the fourth pitcher to incur the penalty in a two-week span, following Ervin Santana, David Rollins and Arodys Vizcaino.

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In the second game of an NCAA Division II doubleheader, Minnesota State University, Mankato puts up a football score in defeating Bemidji State University, 41 – 20. The two teams combine for a record 56 hits – but no strikeouts.

In the second game of an NCAA Division II doubleheader, Minnesota State University, Mankato puts up a football score in defeating Bemidji State University, 41 – 20. The two teams combine for a record 56 hits – but no strikeouts.

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The NC Dinos win their first game, topping the LG Twins, 4 – 1. The 2013 KBO expansion team had dropped its first seven contests, the worst start for an expansion franchise in the history of the Korea Baseball Organization. The win goes to Jae-hak Lee.

The NC Dinos win their first game, topping the LG Twins, 4 – 1. The 2013 KBO expansion team had dropped its first seven contests, the worst start for an expansion franchise in the history of the Korea Baseball Organization. The win goes to Jae-hak Lee.

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A bench-clearing brawl in the Dodgers’ 3 – 2 win over the Padres proves costly, as prize free agent signee Zack Greinke breaks his left collarbone in the melee. Greinke plunks Carlos Quentin on the left shoulder with a 6th-inning pitch and the slugger charges the mound and tackles the pitcher to the ground; they end up at the bottom of a huge pile of players from both dugouts. Greinke’s left shoulder took the brunt of the impact as Quentin first ran into him. Three players are ejected, including Quentin, while Greinke will be out for a number of weeks because of the injury. The Dodgers win the game on Juan Uribe’s pinch homer in the 8th. Quentin will receive an eight-game suspension.

A bench-clearing brawl in the Dodgers’ 3 – 2 win over the Padres proves costly, as prize free agent signee Zack Greinke breaks his left collarbone in the melee. Greinke plunks Carlos Quentin on the left shoulder with a 6th-inning pitch and the slugger charges the mound and tackles the pitcher to the ground; they end up at the bottom of a huge pile of players from both dugouts. Greinke’s left shoulder took the brunt of the impact as Quentin first ran into him. Three players are ejected, including Quentin, while Greinke will be out for a number of weeks because of the injury. The Dodgers win the game on Juan Uribe’s pinch homer in the 8th. Quentin will receive an eight-game suspension.

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Two anniversaries clash in New York, as the Mets celebrate a half century of existence, and Washington Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg the second anniversary of his professional debut. Strasburg has the upper hand, pitching 6 scoreless innings to earn his first win of the year, 4 – 0. His opponent Johan Santana, also coming back from arm surgery, gives up a single run in 5 innings when Mark DeRosa scores on a wild pitch in the 2nd, but it’s enough to saddle him with the loss.

Two anniversaries clash in New York, as the Mets celebrate a half century of existence, and Washington Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg the second anniversary of his professional debut. Strasburg has the upper hand, pitching 6 scoreless innings to earn his first win of the year, 4 – 0. His opponent Johan Santana, also coming back from arm surgery, gives up a single run in 5 innings when Mark DeRosa scores on a wild pitch in the 2nd, but it’s enough to saddle him with the loss.

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In a throwback game at Coors Field, the Rockies blast the Giants, 17 – 8, collecting 22 hits in the process – half of them for extra bases. Matt Reynolds gets the win in relief of Jeremy Guthrie, who is unable to hold a 6 – 0 lead. Giants starter Tim Lincecum is tagged for 6 runs in 2 1/3 innings, but avoids a loss when his teammates rally for 7 runs in the 4th. The Rockies put up a 7-spot of their own in the 5th to pull away for good.

In a throwback game at Coors Field, the Rockies blast the Giants, 17 – 8, collecting 22 hits in the process – half of them for extra bases. Matt Reynolds gets the win in relief of Jeremy Guthrie, who is unable to hold a 6 – 0 lead. Giants starter Tim Lincecum is tagged for 6 runs in 2 1/3 innings, but avoids a loss when his teammates rally for 7 runs in the 4th. The Rockies put up a 7-spot of their own in the 5th to pull away for good.

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Sam Fuld has the night of his life in his return to Fenway Park, where the New Hampshire native attended plenty of ball games as a kid, getting four extra-base hits in Tampa Bay’s 16 – 5 win over Boston. After hitting a double, a triple and a homer in his first five at-bats, he comes up in the 9th inning needing only a single to complete a cycle, but instead lashes a double into the left field corner against Dan Wheeler. His homer comes in the 2nd against losing P Daisuke Matsuzaka and puts the Red Sox in an early 7 – 0 hole they can never dig out of. Fuld also robs Dustin Pedroia of extra bases with a diving catch in left-center in the 5th. Jeremy Hellickson is the beneficiary of the scoring outburst, recording his first win of the year. Both teams are now 2-8, tied with Houston for the worst record in the majors at this early point of the season.

Sam Fuld has the night of his life in his return to Fenway Park, where the New Hampshire native attended plenty of ball games as a kid, getting four extra-base hits in Tampa Bay’s 16 – 5 win over Boston. After hitting a double, a triple and a homer in his first five at-bats, he comes up in the 9th inning needing only a single to complete a cycle, but instead lashes a double into the left field corner against Dan Wheeler. His homer comes in the 2nd against losing P Daisuke Matsuzaka and puts the Red Sox in an early 7 – 0 hole they can never dig out of. Fuld also robs Dustin Pedroia of extra bases with a diving catch in left-center in the 5th. Jeremy Hellickson is the beneficiary of the scoring outburst, recording his first win of the year. Both teams are now 2-8, tied with Houston for the worst record in the majors at this early point of the season.

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In his second major league start, Alexi Ogando pitches seven scoreless innings in a 2 – 0 win over Detroit and ace Justin Verlander as the Rangers improve their best-in-baseball record to 9-1. Ogando has not allowed a run in 13 innings this year. Miguel Cabrera hits his 300th double, becoming the second major leaguer to tally that many before his 28th birthday (Joe Medwick was the first).

In his second major league start, Alexi Ogando pitches seven scoreless innings in a 2 – 0 win over Detroit and ace Justin Verlander as the Rangers improve their best-in-baseball record to 9-1. Ogando has not allowed a run in 13 innings this year. Miguel Cabrera hits his 300th double, becoming the second major leaguer to tally that many before his 28th birthday (Joe Medwick was the first).

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The Lake County Captains of the Midwest League throw the first no-hitter in organized baseball this year with a 3 – 1 victory over the Dayton Dragons in Eastlake, OH. Trey Haley, Francisco Jimenez and Clayton Ehlert combine on the feat. Dayton scores its run off Haley on two walks, a stolen base and two wild pitches in the 3rd; Haley leaves the game at the end of the inning, having reached his pitch count limit, and Jimenez throws the next four frames to pick up the win. Ehlert shuts down Dayton in order over the last two innings for the save.

The Lake County Captains of the Midwest League throw the first no-hitter in organized baseball this year with a 3 – 1 victory over the Dayton Dragons in Eastlake, OH. Trey Haley, Francisco Jimenez and Clayton Ehlert combine on the feat. Dayton scores its run off Haley on two walks, a stolen base and two wild pitches in the 3rd; Haley leaves the game at the end of the inning, having reached his pitch count limit, and Jimenez throws the next four frames to pick up the win. Ehlert shuts down Dayton in order over the last two innings for the save.

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It’s a homer fest at Miller Park ! The Brewers take an early 7 – 2 lead over the Cardinals as Rickie Weeks hits a home run leading off the game, and Corey Hart and Ryan Braun also go deep against Chris Carpenter. The Cards mount a comeback as Albert Pujols hits a two-run shot to chase Randy Wolf, then in the 9th, Phat Albert does it again as Trevor Hoffman tries to close the ballgame. Hoffman gives up another long ball to Matt Holliday to tie the score at 7, but Casey McGehee ends the game in the bottom of the 9th with a walk-off blast off Kyle McClellan, for a wild 8 – 7 Milwaukee win.

It’s a homer fest at Miller Park ! The Brewers take an early 7 – 2 lead over the Cardinals as Rickie Weeks hits a home run leading off the game, and Corey Hart and Ryan Braun also go deep against Chris Carpenter. The Cards mount a comeback as Albert Pujols hits a two-run shot to chase Randy Wolf, then in the 9th, Phat Albert does it again as Trevor Hoffman tries to close the ballgame. Hoffman gives up another long ball to Matt Holliday to tie the score at 7, but Casey McGehee ends the game in the bottom of the 9th with a walk-off blast off Kyle McClellan, for a wild 8 – 7 Milwaukee win.

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Three much-heralded pitching prospects make their debut in organized baseball today. Mike Leake, the least known of the three, makes the biggest jump, giving up a single run in 6 2/3 innings as the Reds’ starter against the Cubs, in a game the Reds eventually win, 3 – 1. He is the 21st player to reach the majors without playing in a single minor league game since the amateur draft was instituted in 1965; his last pitching stop was with Arizona State University. Fellow Reds prospect Aroldis Chapman, who defected from Cuba last year, throws several pitches over 100 miles per hour in his debut with the Louisville Bats of the International League. He strikes out 9 batters in 4 2/3 innings, only giving up an unearned run to Toledo. Finally, Stephen Strasburg, the top pick of last year’s draft, picks up the win as the Harrisburg Senators defeat Altoona, 6 – 4, in an Eastern League contest. Both Chapman and Strasburg will pitch in the major leagues before the season is over.

Three much-heralded pitching prospects make their debut in organized baseball today. Mike Leake, the least known of the three, makes the biggest jump, giving up a single run in 6 2/3 innings as the Reds’ starter against the Cubs, in a game the Reds eventually win, 3 – 1. He is the 21st player to reach the majors without playing in a single minor league game since the amateur draft was instituted in 1965; his last pitching stop was with Arizona State University. Fellow Reds prospect Aroldis Chapman, who defected from Cuba last year, throws several pitches over 100 miles per hour in his debut with the Louisville Bats of the International League. He strikes out 9 batters in 4 2/3 innings, only giving up an unearned run to Toledo. Finally, Stephen Strasburg, the top pick of last year’s draft, picks up the win as the Harrisburg Senators defeat Altoona, 6 – 4, in an Eastern League contest. Both Chapman and Strasburg will pitch in the major leagues before the season is over.

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For the third time in the past six years, Major League Baseball adopts a stricter steroids policy. Increased testing is instituted and more power is given to outside administrators. Players named in the Mitchell Report are given amnesty and suspensions for Jose Guillen and Jay Gibbons are eliminated.

For the third time in the past six years, Major League Baseball adopts a stricter steroids policy. Increased testing is instituted and more power is given to outside administrators. Players named in the Mitchell Report are given amnesty and suspensions for Jose Guillen and Jay Gibbons are eliminated.

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At Minute Maid Park, the Marlins set a club record, blasting six home runs en route to a 10-6 win against the Astros. Jeremy Hermida hit a pair of round-trippers, and teammates Mike Jacobs, Hanley Ramirez, Jorge Cantu, and Mike Rabelo contributed solo homers in Florida’s fourth straight victory, matching the team’s longest winning streak last season.

At Minute Maid Park, the Marlins set a club record, blasting six home runs en route to a 10-6 win against the Astros. Jeremy Hermida hit a pair of round-trippers, and teammates Mike Jacobs, Hanley Ramirez, Jorge Cantu, and Mike Rabelo contributed solo homers in Florida’s fourth straight victory, matching the team’s longest winning streak last season.

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The Florida Marlins set a franchise record with six home runs in a win. Jeremy Hermida goes deep twice and Jorge Cantu, Hanley Ramirez, Mike Jacobs and Mike Rabelo all hit one out as Florida beats the Astros, 10 – 6. Roy Oswalt gives up four of the home runs.

The Florida Marlins set a franchise record with six home runs in a win. Jeremy Hermida goes deep twice and Jorge Cantu, Hanley Ramirez, Mike Jacobs and Mike Rabelo all hit one out as Florida beats the Astros, 10 – 6. Roy Oswalt gives up four of the home runs.

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Minor league pitchers Waner Mateo (Mets), Ryan Rafferty (Royals), Ramón Ramirez and Justin Mallett (Reds), are suspended 50 games each by the Commissioner’s office for violating baseball’s minor league drug program, the first penalties since the sport toughened its rules during the offseason.

Minor league pitchers Waner Mateo (Mets), Ryan Rafferty (Royals), Ramón Ramirez and Justin Mallett (Reds), are suspended 50 games each by the Commissioner’s office for violating baseball’s minor league drug program, the first penalties since the sport toughened its rules during the offseason.

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Derrek Lee signs a five-year, $65 million deal with the Chicago Cubs. The new contract calls for a $13 million annual salary until 2010 and contains a no-trade clause. Lee hit .335 with 46 home runs and 107 runs batted in last year while winning a Gold Glove at first base.

Derrek Lee signs a five-year, $65 million deal with the Chicago Cubs. The new contract calls for a $13 million annual salary until 2010 and contains a no-trade clause. Lee hit .335 with 46 home runs and 107 runs batted in last year while winning a Gold Glove at first base.

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At the home opener at RFK Stadium prior to the hometown team’s 7-1 loss to the Mets, Dick Cheney, wearing a red-and-blue Nationals jacket, becomes the eighth sitting vice president to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. After the the veep is greeted with a chorus of loud boos, he bounces the pitch in front of home plate, throwing the ball from directly in front of the pitching mound.

At the home opener at RFK Stadium prior to the hometown team’s 7-1 loss to the Mets, Dick Cheney, wearing a red-and-blue Nationals jacket, becomes the eighth sitting vice president to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. After the the veep is greeted with a chorus of loud boos, he bounces the pitch in front of home plate, throwing the ball from directly in front of the pitching mound.

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Bob Sheppard misses his first Yankee Stadium home opener since 1951 after sustaining a hip injury at his home yesterday. The long-time public address announcer will return to the microphone during the team’s next homestand.

Bob Sheppard misses his first Yankee Stadium home opener since 1951 after sustaining a hip injury at his home yesterday. The long-time public address announcer will return to the microphone during the team’s next homestand.

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Bronson Arroyo, who hit no home runs in his first six major league seasons, hits his second in six days off Glendon Rusch in the Cincinnati Reds’ 9 – 2 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Arroyo, acquired by Cincinnati in a March 20th trade with the Boston Red Sox, also pitches seven shutout innings, beating Chicago for the second time in two starts. His solo shot six days ago against Rusch at Great American Ball Park was his first homer since high school and first major league hit since 2001.

Bronson Arroyo, who hit no home runs in his first six major league seasons, hits his second in six days off Glendon Rusch in the Cincinnati Reds’ 9 – 2 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Arroyo, acquired by Cincinnati in a March 20th trade with the Boston Red Sox, also pitches seven shutout innings, beating Chicago for the second time in two starts. His solo shot six days ago against Rusch at Great American Ball Park was his first homer since high school and first major league hit since 2001.

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2003 – In the first of their “home” games at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Montreal Expos rout pitcher David Cone and the New York Mets, 10 – 0. The Montreal franchise, which is now owned by Major League Baseball, will play 22 of its games here this season as a new venue is sought for the poorly-attended Canadian club.

2003 – In the first of their “home” games at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Montreal Expos rout pitcher David Cone and the New York Mets, 10 – 0. The Montreal franchise, which is now owned by Major League Baseball, will play 22 of its games here this season as a new venue is sought for the poorly-attended Canadian club.

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2001 – Greg Maddux of the Atlanta Braves is almost flawless for seven innings, combining with a pair of relievers to pitch a one-hitter in a 2 – 0 victory over the New York Mets. The Mets wind up with only one runner against Maddux, Mike Remlinger and John Rocker, when Todd Zeile lines a single about a foot beyond second baseman Quilvio Veras’s glove with one out in the 2nd inning.

2001 – Greg Maddux of the Atlanta Braves is almost flawless for seven innings, combining with a pair of relievers to pitch a one-hitter in a 2 – 0 victory over the New York Mets. The Mets wind up with only one runner against Maddux, Mike Remlinger and John Rocker, when Todd Zeile lines a single about a foot beyond second baseman Quilvio Veras’s glove with one out in the 2nd inning.

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2000 – The Giants inaugurate Pac Bell Park with a 6 – 5 loss to the Dodgers. Los Angeles SS Kevin Elster hits three homers in the game; the next batter to have a three-homer game in the ballpark will be Pablo Sandoval in Game 1 of the 2012 World Series.

2000 – The Giants inaugurate Pac Bell Park with a 6 – 5 loss to the Dodgers. Los Angeles SS Kevin Elster hits three homers in the game; the next batter to have a three-homer game in the ballpark will be Pablo Sandoval in Game 1 of the 2012 World Series.

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1997 – To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the integration of baseball, Sharon Robinson, Jackie Robinson’s daughter, and Pumpsie Green each throw out the first pitch at Fenway Park. In 1959, Green became the first black player to appear in a Boston Red Sox uniform, making the Red Sox the last team to integrate in the major leagues.

1997 – To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the integration of baseball, Sharon Robinson, Jackie Robinson’s daughter, and Pumpsie Green each throw out the first pitch at Fenway Park. In 1959, Green became the first black player to appear in a Boston Red Sox uniform, making the Red Sox the last team to integrate in the major leagues.

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To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the integration of baseball, Sharon Robinson, Jackie’s daughter, and Pumpsie Green each threw out the first pitch at Fenway Park. In 1959, Green became to the first black to appear in a Red Sox uniform, making Boston the last team to integrate in the major leagues.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the integration of baseball, Sharon Robinson, Jackie’s daughter, and Pumpsie Green each threw out the first pitch at Fenway Park. In 1959, Green became to the first black to appear in a Red Sox uniform, making Boston the last team to integrate in the major leagues.

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1996 – Atlanta Braves pitcher Greg Maddux ends his major league record for consecutive road victories with a 2 – 1 loss to San Diego. Maddux had been 18-0 with an 0.99 ERA in 20 regular-season road starts since losing at Montreal on June 27, 1994.

1996 – Atlanta Braves pitcher Greg Maddux ends his major league record for consecutive road victories with a 2 – 1 loss to San Diego. Maddux had been 18-0 with an 0.99 ERA in 20 regular-season road starts since losing at Montreal on June 27, 1994.

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Greg Maddux’s major league record of road victories is halted at 18 with a 2-1 loss to the Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium. The Braves right-hander was 18-0 with an ERA under one run per game in 20 regular-season road starts dating back to July of 1994.

Greg Maddux’s major league record of road victories is halted at 18 with a 2-1 loss to the Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium. The Braves right-hander was 18-0 with an ERA under one run per game in 20 regular-season road starts dating back to July of 1994.

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The Rangers play their first major league game in The Ballpark in Arlington, losing to Milwaukee, 4-3. Texas leadoff hitter David Hulse gets the stadium’s first hit, a first frame single, and Dave Nilsson hits the first home run in the $189 million facility, a solo shot leading off the bottom of the fifth inning.

The Rangers play their first major league game in The Ballpark in Arlington, losing to Milwaukee, 4-3. Texas leadoff hitter David Hulse gets the stadium’s first hit, a first frame single, and Dave Nilsson hits the first home run in the $189 million facility, a solo shot leading off the bottom of the fifth inning.

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4/11/1990: The Indians were playing their first game of the season against the Yankees at home. The weather conditions were terrible, with a 36-degree temperature and a 12-mile-per-hour wind that made the wind chill 19 degrees. Snow stopped the game in the middle of the second inning for 59 minutes. In the bottom of the third, Cory Snyder hit a home run, having already doubled in the second frame. Snow started again in the fourth inning and the game was stopped with one out in the bottom of the inning. The Tribe was ahead 2-1 at the time.

4/11/1990: The Indians were playing their first game of the season against the Yankees at home. The weather conditions were terrible, with a 36-degree temperature and a 12-mile-per-hour wind that made the wind chill 19 degrees. Snow stopped the game in the middle of the second inning for 59 minutes. In the bottom of the third, Cory Snyder hit a home run, having already doubled in the second frame. Snow started again in the fourth inning and the game was stopped with one out in the bottom of the inning. The Tribe was ahead 2-1 at the time.

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Mark Langston, tossing seven innings in his Angel debut, and Mike Witt, author of a perfect game in 1984, combine to pitch a 1-0 Opening Day no-hitter against the Mariners at Anaheim Stadium. Dante Bichette’s seventh-inning walk with the bases loaded accounts for the game’s only run.

Mark Langston, tossing seven innings in his Angel debut, and Mike Witt, author of a perfect game in 1984, combine to pitch a 1-0 Opening Day no-hitter against the Mariners at Anaheim Stadium. Dante Bichette’s seventh-inning walk with the bases loaded accounts for the game’s only run.

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1990 – Pitchers Mark Langston and Mike Witt of the California Angels combine on a 1 – 0 no-hitter of the Seattle Mariners. The Angels remove Langston from the game early because of a spring training lockout that has limited preseason workouts. The game marks the first combined no-hitter since 1976, when Blue Moon Odom and Francisco Barrios of the Chicago White Sox no-hit the Oakland Athletics.

1990 – Pitchers Mark Langston and Mike Witt of the California Angels combine on a 1 – 0 no-hitter of the Seattle Mariners. The Angels remove Langston from the game early because of a spring training lockout that has limited preseason workouts. The game marks the first combined no-hitter since 1976, when Blue Moon Odom and Francisco Barrios of the Chicago White Sox no-hit the Oakland Athletics.

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Langston and Witt combine on no hitter

On April 11, 1990, Mark Langston and Mike Witt of the California Angels combine on a 1-0 no-hitter of the Seattle Mariners. The Angels remove Langston from the game early because of a spring training lockout that had limited preseason workouts. The game marks the first combined no-hitter since 1976, when Chicago’s Blue Moon Odom and Francisco Barrios no-hit Oakland.

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Cal Ripken, nursing a sprained left ankle suffered while covering second base on a pickoff play in yesterday’s game against the Rangers, is ordered by the doctor not to play in today’s game against the Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy. The Orioles shortstop’s streak of consecutive games, which would have ended if not for the team’s exhibition contest in Annapolis, is in its infancy at 444 games.

Cal Ripken, nursing a sprained left ankle suffered while covering second base on a pickoff play in yesterday’s game against the Rangers, is ordered by the doctor not to play in today’s game against the Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy. The Orioles shortstop’s streak of consecutive games, which would have ended if not for the team’s exhibition contest in Annapolis, is in its infancy at 444 games.

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4/11/1985: In the top of the sixth inning at the Kingdome, Dave Kingman hit a fly ball to left that struck a wire. The blast off Dave Geisel would have been a homer but instead was caught by Phil Bradley for the third out.

4/11/1985: In the top of the sixth inning at the Kingdome, Dave Kingman hit a fly ball to left that struck a wire. The blast off Dave Geisel would have been a homer but instead was caught by Phil Bradley for the third out.

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1975 – Hank Aaron returns to Milwaukee as a member of the Brewers. A crowd of 48,160 fans watches Aaron drive in a run in the Brewers’ 6 – 2 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Aaron starred for the Milwaukee Braves before the franchise moved to Atlanta, GA in 1966.

1975 – Hank Aaron returns to Milwaukee as a member of the Brewers. A crowd of 48,160 fans watches Aaron drive in a run in the Brewers’ 6 – 2 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Aaron starred for the Milwaukee Braves before the franchise moved to Atlanta, GA in 1966.

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Aaron returns to Milwaukee

On April 11, 1975, Hank Aaron returns to Milwaukee as a member of the Brewers. A crowd of 48,160 fans watches Aaron drive in a run in the Brewers’ 6-2 win over the Cleveland Indians. Aaron had starred for the Milwaukee Braves before the franchise moved to Atlanta in 1966.

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