Tag: August 25

2018 – Kendrys Morales homers in his sixth straight game to spark a comeback for the Blue Jays, who trail the Phillies, 5 – 0 at that point in the 4th. But a two-run homer by Billy McKinney in the 7th brings the Jays to within one run, then Morales sparks the winning rally in the 8th with a lead-off walk against Seranthony Dominguez. A few batters later, Aledmys Diaz hits a bases-clearing double to put Toronto ahead, 8 – 6, and Ken Giles records his 18th save in as many opportunities. Morales will homer again tomorrow, to bring his streak to seven game, one shy of the major league record.

2018 – Kendrys Morales homers in his sixth straight game to spark a comeback for the Blue Jays, who trail the Phillies, 5 – 0 at that point in the 4th. But a two-run homer by Billy McKinney in the 7th brings the Jays to within one run, then Morales sparks the winning rally in the 8th with a lead-off walk against Seranthony Dominguez. A few batters later, Aledmys Diaz hits a bases-clearing double to put Toronto ahead, 8 – 6, and Ken Giles records his 18th save in as many opportunities. Morales will homer again tomorrow, to bring his streak to seven game, one shy of the major league record.

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8/25/2017 – Although it was not actually a case of batting out of turn, the Red Sox had an amazing mistake in the 9th inning of their 16-3 loss to Baltimore on August 25, 2017. As is often the custom in such lopsided contests, the Red Sox put a position player on the mound in the top of the 9th. In this case, it was Mitch Moreland, who had played first base the entire game to this point. The Red Sox lost the DH for the remainder of the game and the new first baseman, Hanley Ramirez, entered the game in the 7th spot in the batting order, formerly occupied by DH Chris Young. They made no other changes. Moreland did well in his one inning as pitcher, allowing no runs on two hits and even collecting a strikeout.The trouble occurred in the home 9th. The first batter was Rafael Devers, batting in the 6th spot. He made an out and the proper next batter was Ramirez. However, Chris Young came to the plate and singled – even though he was no longer in the game! Because this was an illegal reentry and not an improper batter, the umpires should have noticed it and not allowed it. No one appeared to notice – not the umpires or either team. Since it was a 16-3 game with two outs to go, it is likely that Ramirez had not even thought about where he was batting. As for DH Young, he simply followed Devers to the plate as he had all night. The official remedy is to call Young a pinch-hitter for Ramirez, which causes all the official totals to come out right.

8/25/2017 – Although it was not actually a case of batting out of turn, the Red Sox had an amazing mistake in the 9th inning of their 16-3 loss to Baltimore on August 25, 2017. As is often the custom in such lopsided contests, the Red Sox put a position player on the mound in the top of the 9th. In this case, it was Mitch Moreland, who had played first base the entire game to this point. The Red Sox lost the DH for the remainder of the game and the new first baseman, Hanley Ramirez, entered the game in the 7th spot in the batting order, formerly occupied by DH Chris Young. They made no other changes. Moreland did well in his one inning as pitcher, allowing no runs on two hits and even collecting a strikeout.The trouble occurred in the home 9th. The first batter was Rafael Devers, batting in the 6th spot. He made an out and the proper next batter was Ramirez. However, Chris Young came to the plate and singled – even though he was no longer in the game! Because this was an illegal reentry and not an improper batter, the umpires should have noticed it and not allowed it. No one appeared to notice – not the umpires or either team. Since it was a 16-3 game with two outs to go, it is likely that Ramirez had not even thought about where he was batting. As for DH Young, he simply followed Devers to the plate as he had all night. The official remedy is to call Young a pinch-hitter for Ramirez, which causes all the official totals to come out right.

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2016 – Matt Moore of the Giants comes within one out of throwing a no-hitter against the Dodgers, but Corey Seager singles to right with two outs in the 9th to end the bid. Moore immediately leaves the game, but the Giants win, 4 – 0, bringing them back to within two games of their first-place rivals. Before the game, Los Angeles trades C A.J. Ellis and minor leaguer Tommy Bergjans to the Phillies for veteran Carlos Ruiz. Ellis was the personal catcher of ace Clayton Kershaw, but as he is currently sidelined with an injury and Ellis is batting south of the Mendoza Line, the Dodgers feel it necessary to make a move to strengthen the position.

2016 – Matt Moore of the Giants comes within one out of throwing a no-hitter against the Dodgers, but Corey Seager singles to right with two outs in the 9th to end the bid. Moore immediately leaves the game, but the Giants win, 4 – 0, bringing them back to within two games of their first-place rivals. Before the game, Los Angeles trades C A.J. Ellis and minor leaguer Tommy Bergjans to the Phillies for veteran Carlos Ruiz. Ellis was the personal catcher of ace Clayton Kershaw, but as he is currently sidelined with an injury and Ellis is batting south of the Mendoza Line, the Dodgers feel it necessary to make a move to strengthen the position.

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Calling his tweet completely unacceptable, ESPN pulls analyst Curt Schilling from the network’s Little League World Series broadcasts. The former major league pitcher’s post, which was quickly deleted, connected Muslim extremism to Nazi Germany.

Calling his tweet completely unacceptable, ESPN pulls analyst Curt Schilling from the network’s Little League World Series broadcasts. The former major league pitcher’s post, which was quickly deleted, connected Muslim extremism to Nazi Germany.

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2014 – The Orioles hit back-to-back-to-back homers in the 5th inning of their game against the Rays, as Delmon Young hits a three-run shot, followed by long balls by J.J. Hardy and Chris Davis. Nick Markakis and Steve Pearce had hit back-to-back homers off Jake Odorizzi in the 3rd, to mark the first time in team history that the Orioles have recorded the two combinations in the same game. They win easily, 9 – 1, with Chris Tillman the beneficiary of the long ball explosion.

2014 – The Orioles hit back-to-back-to-back homers in the 5th inning of their game against the Rays, as Delmon Young hits a three-run shot, followed by long balls by J.J. Hardy and Chris Davis. Nick Markakis and Steve Pearce had hit back-to-back homers off Jake Odorizzi in the 3rd, to mark the first time in team history that the Orioles have recorded the two combinations in the same game. They win easily, 9 – 1, with Chris Tillman the beneficiary of the long ball explosion.

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When he goes deep off KC’s Ervin Santana, Bryce Harper becomes the third player in baseball history to hit 40 homers before his 21st birthday. The Washington outfielder joins Mel Ott and Tony Conigliaro, who hit 61 and 56 round-trippers, respectively, for the Giants and Red Sox, before reaching their age of majority.

When he goes deep off KC’s Ervin Santana, Bryce Harper becomes the third player in baseball history to hit 40 homers before his 21st birthday. The Washington outfielder joins Mel Ott and Tony Conigliaro, who hit 61 and 56 round-trippers, respectively, for the Giants and Red Sox, before reaching their age of majority.

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For the first time in nearly six decades, a player homers to support his brother’s effort on the mound when Jordan Danks goes deep in the fourth inning in the White Sox’ 5-2 win over Texas, with his sibling, John, throwing six innings to earn the U.S. Cellular Field victory. In 1955, A’s catcher Billy Shantz also homered in a game in which his batterymate was his brother Bobby.

For the first time in nearly six decades, a player homers to support his brother’s effort on the mound when Jordan Danks goes deep in the fourth inning in the White Sox’ 5-2 win over Texas, with his sibling, John, throwing six innings to earn the U.S. Cellular Field victory. In 1955, A’s catcher Billy Shantz also homered in a game in which his batterymate was his brother Bobby.

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The Indians end nine-game losing skid by defeating the Yankees, 3 – 1, behind Justin Masterson. In spite of the win, the Indians, who were in playoff contention in late July, have lost 22 of their last 27 games.

The Indians end nine-game losing skid by defeating the Yankees, 3 – 1, behind Justin Masterson. In spite of the win, the Indians, who were in playoff contention in late July, have lost 22 of their last 27 games.

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Justin Toole of the Carolina Mudcats plays all nine positions in a 4 – 2 win over the Salem Red Sox. He starts in RF and plays one position each inning in a special “Toole Time” promotion. His biggest challenge comes when he catches the 8th inning, having never played there before. He then ends the game by pitching the 9th with a 4 – 0 lead. He gives up a pair of solo homers but strikes out the last two batters he faces to end the contest. The promotion came out of a conversation early in the year when manager Edwin Rodriguez asked Toole where he played. “Everywhere”, he answered, leading to the stunt.

Justin Toole of the Carolina Mudcats plays all nine positions in a 4 – 2 win over the Salem Red Sox. He starts in RF and plays one position each inning in a special “Toole Time” promotion. His biggest challenge comes when he catches the 8th inning, having never played there before. He then ends the game by pitching the 9th with a 4 – 0 lead. He gives up a pair of solo homers but strikes out the last two batters he faces to end the contest. The promotion came out of a conversation early in the year when manager Edwin Rodriguez asked Toole where he played. “Everywhere”, he answered, leading to the stunt.

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Draci Brno wins its 17th Extraliga pennant in 18 years, beating the Eagles Praha in the finals, 3 games to 1. They romp, 18 – 6, in Game 3, then win a pitching duel in the second game of the doubleheader today, 1 – 0. Tom Brice homers off Bradley Merritt in support of Petr Minařík.

Draci Brno wins its 17th Extraliga pennant in 18 years, beating the Eagles Praha in the finals, 3 games to 1. They romp, 18 – 6, in Game 3, then win a pitching duel in the second game of the doubleheader today, 1 – 0. Tom Brice homers off Bradley Merritt in support of Petr Minařík.

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The Red Sox and Dodgers complete a huge blockbuster deal, with Boston getting rid of $260 million in future salary

The Red Sox and Dodgers complete a huge blockbuster deal, with Boston getting rid of $260 million in future salary by sending 1B Adrian Gonzalez, P Josh Beckett, OF Carl Crawford and IF Nick Punto to Los Angeles. In return, they receive 1B James Loney and four prospects: Ps Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster, IF Ivan DeJesus and OF/1B Jerry Sands. Both Crawford and De La Rosa are recovering from Tommy John surgery and will not play until next season. Gonzalez makes the biggest immediate impact, hitting a three-run homer in his first at-bat as a Dodger to key an 8 – 2 win over the Marlins. For their part, the Sox blow a 9 – 3 lead and lose to Kansas City, 10 – 9, in 12 innings, with none of the new acquisitions in the line-up.

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In a 22-9 annihilation of the A’s, the Yankees become the first team to hit three grand slams in one game. Robinson Cano, Russell Martin, and Curtis Granderson all go deep with the bases loaded at the Bronx ball yard.

In a 22-9 annihilation of the A’s, the Yankees become the first team to hit three grand slams in one game. Robinson Cano, Russell Martin, and Curtis Granderson all go deep with the bases loaded at the Bronx ball yard.

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The Reds blow a nine-run lead over San Francisco, but manage to tie the game in the ninth on Paul Janish’s single and get a 12-11 victory on Joey Votto’s two-out, tie-breaking hit in the 12th inning. Earlier in the day, the Braves squander the same size lead at Coors Field, but lose the game, 12-10, to the Rockies, who match their largest comeback in franchise history.

The Reds blow a nine-run lead over San Francisco, but manage to tie the game in the ninth on Paul Janish’s single and get a 12-11 victory on Joey Votto’s two-out, tie-breaking hit in the 12th inning. Earlier in the day, the Braves squander the same size lead at Coors Field, but lose the game, 12-10, to the Rockies, who match their largest comeback in franchise history.

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Felix Hernandez collects his 1000th strikeout when he fans David Ortiz in the sixth inning of the Mariners’ 4-2 victory over Boston at Safeco Field. The 24 year-old Seattle starter, the fourth youngest ever to reach the milestone, joins Randy Johnson (2,162), Jamie Moyer (1,239), and Mark Langston (1,078) as the fourth pitcher in franchise history to accomplish the feat.

Felix Hernandez collects his 1000th strikeout when he fans David Ortiz in the sixth inning of the Mariners’ 4-2 victory over Boston at Safeco Field. The 24 year-old Seattle starter, the fourth youngest ever to reach the milestone, joins Randy Johnson (2,162), Jamie Moyer (1,239), and Mark Langston (1,078) as the fourth pitcher in franchise history to accomplish the feat.

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Félix Hernández of the Mariners beats the Red Sox in the second game of a doubleheader, fanning nine. That makes him the fourth-youngest hurler to 1,000 career strikeouts, following Bob Feller, Bert Blyleven and Dwight Gooden. David Ortiz is his 1,000th victim.

Félix Hernández of the Mariners beats the Red Sox in the second game of a doubleheader, fanning nine. That makes him the fourth-youngest hurler to 1,000 career strikeouts, following Bob Feller, Bert Blyleven and Dwight Gooden. David Ortiz is his 1,000th victim.

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In the California League, Lancaster defeats Lake Elsinore, 3 – 1, in 10 innings, as five pitchers combine on a no-hitter. Starter Robert Donovan goes 5 2/3 innings before running out of gas and giving way to Edwin Walker. Lake Elsinore ties the game at 1 in the 8th against David Berner, the result of a walk and two sacrifice bunts that both result in throwing errors by Berner. David Carpenter succeeds him, finishes the 8th and pitches a perfect 9th to get credit for the win when his teammates score two in the top of the 10th inning. Another reliever, Jose Trinidad, completes the unusual no-no by pitching the bottom of the 10th, allowing only a walk.

In the California League, Lancaster defeats Lake Elsinore, 3 – 1, in 10 innings, as five pitchers combine on a no-hitter. Starter Robert Donovan goes 5 2/3 innings before running out of gas and giving way to Edwin Walker. Lake Elsinore ties the game at 1 in the 8th against David Berner, the result of a walk and two sacrifice bunts that both result in throwing errors by Berner. David Carpenter succeeds him, finishes the 8th and pitches a perfect 9th to get credit for the win when his teammates score two in the top of the 10th inning. Another reliever, Jose Trinidad, completes the unusual no-no by pitching the bottom of the 10th, allowing only a walk.

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2011 – The Oakland A’s take an early 7 – 1 lead against the Yankees, but it’s all Bronx Bombers after that. Robinson Cano hits a grand slam in the 5th inning, Russell Martin follows suit in the 6th, they put up another 6 runs in the 7th, and in the 8th, Curtis Granderson also homers with the bases loaded to make the Yanks the first team ever to hit three grand slams in one game. Andruw Jones follows Granderson’s blast with a solo homer to make the final score 22 – 9. Martin has a career day, going 5 for 5 with a walk and 6 RBI and also hitting a solo shot to complement his slam as the Yankees bat around in their final four innings. It is the most runs given up by an Athletics team since 1955; their pitchers help the cause by surrendering 22 hits and issuing 13 walks in the rout. In the 9th inning, DH Jorge Posada takes the field at second base; it is his first major league appearance at the position he played in the lower minors 20 years ago.

2011 – The Oakland A’s take an early 7 – 1 lead against the Yankees, but it’s all Bronx Bombers after that. Robinson Cano hits a grand slam in the 5th inning, Russell Martin follows suit in the 6th, they put up another 6 runs in the 7th, and in the 8th, Curtis Granderson also homers with the bases loaded to make the Yanks the first team ever to hit three grand slams in one game. Andruw Jones follows Granderson’s blast with a solo homer to make the final score 22 – 9. Martin has a career day, going 5 for 5 with a walk and 6 RBI and also hitting a solo shot to complement his slam as the Yankees bat around in their final four innings. It is the most runs given up by an Athletics team since 1955; their pitchers help the cause by surrendering 22 hits and issuing 13 walks in the rout. In the 9th inning, DH Jorge Posada takes the field at second base; it is his first major league appearance at the position he played in the lower minors 20 years ago.

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With a 5-4 win in ten innings over the Dodgers, the Rockies move 18 games over .500 for the first time in franchise history. The wild-card leader, winning 52 of their last 74 games, the latest on a Troy Tulowitzki bases-loaded single, has cut LA’s Western Division lead from 15.5 games on June 3 to just two games.

With a 5-4 win in ten innings over the Dodgers, the Rockies move 18 games over .500 for the first time in franchise history. The wild-card leader, winning 52 of their last 74 games, the latest on a Troy Tulowitzki bases-loaded single, has cut LA’s Western Division lead from 15.5 games on June 3 to just two games.

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The Rockies continue to catch up on the Dodgers. Trailing by 15 1/2 games in the NL West on June 3rd, the Rocks have cut the lead to just two games with a 5 – 4 win over Los Angeles today. Troy Tulowitzki singles off James McDonald with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the 10th for the win.

The Rockies continue to catch up on the Dodgers. Trailing by 15 1/2 games in the NL West on June 3rd, the Rocks have cut the lead to just two games with a 5 – 4 win over Los Angeles today. Troy Tulowitzki singles off James McDonald with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the 10th for the win.

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After being swept in a four-game series earlier in the month in L.A., the Phillies return the favor, beating the Dodgers, 5-0, to complete its own four-game sweep. It is the first time in franchise history that Philadelphia has swept the Dodgers in a four-game series at home.

After being swept in a four-game series earlier in the month in L.A., the Phillies return the favor, beating the Dodgers, 5-0, to complete its own four-game sweep. It is the first time in franchise history that Philadelphia has swept the Dodgers in a four-game series at home.

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The Twins get 37 year-old Eddie Guardado, their former reliever from 1993-2003, from the Rangers in exchange for 21 year-old right-hander Mark Hamburger. The veteran “Everyday Eddie” will assume the setup role for Minnesota during the stretch run.

The Twins get 37 year-old Eddie Guardado, their former reliever from 1993-2003, from the Rangers in exchange for 21 year-old right-hander Mark Hamburger. The veteran “Everyday Eddie” will assume the setup role for Minnesota during the stretch run.

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Mike Pelfrey becomes the first Mets hurler with back-to-back complete-game victories since Bret Saberhagen accomplished the feat in 1995. With the help of a pair of Carlos Delgado three-run home runs, the 24 year-old right-hander beats the Astros, 9-1.

Mike Pelfrey becomes the first Mets hurler with back-to-back complete-game victories since Bret Saberhagen accomplished the feat in 1995. With the help of a pair of Carlos Delgado three-run home runs, the 24 year-old right-hander beats the Astros, 9-1.

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Grady Sizemore becomes the second player in Cleveland Indians history to go 30-30 in a season. He homers twice in a 4 – 3 win over the Tigers, the 8th straight victory for Cleveland. Sizemore is in the top 5 in the American League in both homers and steals through today’s action.

Grady Sizemore becomes the second player in Cleveland Indians history to go 30-30 in a season. He homers twice in a 4 – 3 win over the Tigers, the 8th straight victory for Cleveland. Sizemore is in the top 5 in the American League in both homers and steals through today’s action.

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Padres rookie Craig Stansberry makes his big league debut with a seventh-inning pinch-hit single in San Diego’s 4-3 victory over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The 25 year-old, who moved to the United States when he was an infant, is the first person born in Saudi Arabia to participate in a major league game.

Padres rookie Craig Stansberry makes his big league debut with a seventh-inning pinch-hit single in San Diego’s 4-3 victory over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The 25 year-old, who moved to the United States when he was an infant, is the first person born in Saudi Arabia to participate in a major league game.

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Alfonso Soriano becomes the fastest of the 40 players in major-league history to have stolen 200 bases and hit 200 home career home runs. After being walked in the third inning of the team’s 7-6 victory over Atlanta at Turner Field, the 30 year-old Nationals outfielder, who started the game with 203 homers, steals second to reach the milestone.

Alfonso Soriano becomes the fastest of the 40 players in major-league history to have stolen 200 bases and hit 200 home career home runs. After being walked in the third inning of the team’s 7-6 victory over Atlanta at Turner Field, the 30 year-old Nationals outfielder, who started the game with 203 homers, steals second to reach the milestone.

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2005 – With the 6 – 3 Cardinal win over the Pirates at PNC Park, skipper Tony LaRussa with his 2,195th career triumph, moves past Sparky Anderson for third place for most victories by a big league manager. Connie Mack(3,731) and John McGraw (2,763) are first and second on the all-time managerial list for the number of major league wins.

2005 – With the 6 – 3 Cardinal win over the Pirates at PNC Park, skipper Tony LaRussa with his 2,195th career triumph, moves past Sparky Anderson for third place for most victories by a big league manager. Connie Mack(3,731) and John McGraw (2,763) are first and second on the all-time managerial list for the number of major league wins.

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With the 6-3 Cardinals win over the Pirates at PNC Park, skipper Tony La Russa with his 2,195th career triumph moves past Sparky Anderson for third place for most victories by a big league manager. Connie Mack (3,731) and John McGraw (2,763) are first and second on the all-time managerial list for the number of major league wins.

With the 6-3 Cardinals win over the Pirates at PNC Park, skipper Tony La Russa with his 2,195th career triumph moves past Sparky Anderson for third place for most victories by a big league manager. Connie Mack (3,731) and John McGraw (2,763) are first and second on the all-time managerial list for the number of major league wins.

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In the 21-6 rout of Kansas City at Angel Stadium, Jeff DaVanon becomes the first Anaheim player to hit for the cycle since Dave Winfield accomplished the feat for the Halos in 1991. The DH’s offensive output helps the club to sweep an American League opponent in a season series for the first time in the 44-year history of the franchise.

In the 21-6 rout of Kansas City at Angel Stadium, Jeff DaVanon becomes the first Anaheim player to hit for the cycle since Dave Winfield accomplished the feat for the Halos in 1991. The DH’s offensive output helps the club to sweep an American League opponent in a season series for the first time in the 44-year history of the franchise.

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Participating in a minor-league baseball promotion, a 28 year-old woman collapsed and dies after running from the outfield fence to the infield in quest of a hidden diamond. She was one of approximately 250 women hoping to find a small box containing the treasure after the game between the Orlando Rays and Jacksonville Suns.

Participating in a minor-league baseball promotion, a 28 year-old woman collapsed and dies after running from the outfield fence to the infield in quest of a hidden diamond. She was one of approximately 250 women hoping to find a small box containing the treasure after the game between the Orlando Rays and Jacksonville Suns.

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The Rangers defeat the Red Sox, 8 – 7, in 18 innings, in 6 hours, 35 minutes – the longest game of the season. The teams combine to use 17 pitchers, one away from the major-league record for an extra-inning contest. Boston makes an error and a wild pitch in the last frame, and Chad Curtis scores on a grounder after stealing third base. Chris Michalak is the winning pitcher; he was the loser yesterday.

The Rangers defeat the Red Sox, 8 – 7, in 18 innings, in 6 hours, 35 minutes – the longest game of the season. The teams combine to use 17 pitchers, one away from the major-league record for an extra-inning contest. Boston makes an error and a wild pitch in the last frame, and Chad Curtis scores on a grounder after stealing third base. Chris Michalak is the winning pitcher; he was the loser yesterday.

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The Mariners edge the Indians, 3 – 2, in 11 innings, in a game marked by a bench-clearing incident in the 9th inning. When Seattle’s Arthur Rhodes comes on to pitch in relief, Cleveland batter Omar Vizquel complains that sunlight is reflecting off the reliever’s right earring. Rhodes begins yelling at Vizquel and is eventually ejected by third base umpire Tim McClelland.

The Mariners edge the Indians, 3 – 2, in 11 innings, in a game marked by a bench-clearing incident in the 9th inning. When Seattle’s Arthur Rhodes comes on to pitch in relief, Cleveland batter Omar Vizquel complains that sunlight is reflecting off the reliever’s right earring. Rhodes begins yelling at Vizquel and is eventually ejected by third base umpire Tim McClelland.

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The Yankees defeat the Angels, 7 – 5, as Roger Clemens becomes the first American League hurler to go 17-1 to begin a season. OF Paul O’Neill hits his 20th home run of the year, making him the oldest player in history – at age 38 – to reach the 20 home run and 20 stolen base mark in a season.

The Yankees defeat the Angels, 7 – 5, as Roger Clemens becomes the first American League hurler to go 17-1 to begin a season. OF Paul O’Neill hits his 20th home run of the year, making him the oldest player in history – at age 38 – to reach the 20 home run and 20 stolen base mark in a season.

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The Giants tie a franchise record by hitting eight doubles (Bill Mueller (2), Jeff Kent, Marvin Benard, J.T. Snow, Rich Aurilia, Felipe Crespo, and Ramon Martinez) en route to a 16-3 rout of the Phillies at Veterans Stadium. With the exception of Bobby Estalella, every San Francisco starter takes part in the 21-hit attack, including pitcher Russ Ortiz, who goes 3-for-3.

The Giants tie a franchise record by hitting eight doubles (Bill Mueller (2), Jeff Kent, Marvin Benard, J.T. Snow, Rich Aurilia, Felipe Crespo, and Ramon Martinez) en route to a 16-3 rout of the Phillies at Veterans Stadium. With the exception of Bobby Estalella, every San Francisco starter takes part in the 21-hit attack, including pitcher Russ Ortiz, who goes 3-for-3.

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The Phillies follow yesterday’s scoring feast with another, defeating the Padres, 15 – 1. Rico Brogna goes 4 for 5, with two doubles and two homers, and drives home seven runs for Philadelphia. The Pads finally turn to infielder Ed Giovanola who pitches 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Giovanola last pitched in Little League.

The Phillies follow yesterday’s scoring feast with another, defeating the Padres, 15 – 1. Rico Brogna goes 4 for 5, with two doubles and two homers, and drives home seven runs for Philadelphia. The Pads finally turn to infielder Ed Giovanola who pitches 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Giovanola last pitched in Little League.

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Toronto’s Roger Clemens strikes out 18 Royals in a 3 – 0 victory over Kansas City. He becomes the first pitcher ever to record three games of 18 or more strikeouts. Clemens allows only three hits and does not walk a batter.

Toronto’s Roger Clemens strikes out 18 Royals in a 3 – 0 victory over Kansas City. He becomes the first pitcher ever to record three games of 18 or more strikeouts. Clemens allows only three hits and does not walk a batter.

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The Red Sox defeat the Mariners by a score of 8 – 5. Ken Griffey, Jr. and Alex Rodriguez hit back-to-back homers for Seattle in the 8th inning, marking the 17th time this season Mariner players have hit consecutive homers, for a major league record.

The Red Sox defeat the Mariners by a score of 8 – 5. Ken Griffey, Jr. and Alex Rodriguez hit back-to-back homers for Seattle in the 8th inning, marking the 17th time this season Mariner players have hit consecutive homers, for a major league record.

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    On June 10, 1966 At Cleveland Stadium Sonny Siebert pitches a no-hitter against the Washington Senators and Leon Wagner homers off loser Phil Ortega as first-place Cleveland wins, 2 – 0. The right-hander strikes out seven batters, walking only one, in his Cleveland Stadium gem. It will be the only No Hitter of the season.   More information about todays events, players, ball park, date and […]
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  • Lefty Gomez pitches the Yankess to the 1936 World Title
    October 6, 1936 Yankees at Giants World Series Game 6 The Giants loaded the bases in the first off Lefty Gomez on a single and two walks before Mel Ott drove in two with a double, but Jake Powell's home-run after a two-out triple off Freddie Fitzsimmons tied the game in the second. Next inning, […]
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  • Game 7 1934 World Series Dizzy Dean Faces the Tigers
    On October 9, 1934, Dizzy Dean and the St. Louis Cardinals win the seventh game of the World Series 11-0, the Cardinals erupted for 7 runs in the 3rd inning. Dizzy Dean with 1 out doubled to left, Pepper Martin singled to first and stole second, then Jack Rothrock walked. Frankie Frisch lines a three […]
  • Don Drysdale dominates Yankees in Game 3 1963 World Series
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