Tag: August 8

2018 – P Brett Kennedy of the Padres gets a rough introduction to the big leagues in his debut as he surrenders consecutive home runs to Jesus Aguilar, Travis Shaw and Eric Thames in the 1st inning, the first of these coming with two men on base. He allows one more run before departing after 4 innings as Milwaukee cruises to an 8 – 4 win.

2018 – P Brett Kennedy of the Padres gets a rough introduction to the big leagues in his debut as he surrenders consecutive home runs to Jesus Aguilar, Travis Shaw and Eric Thames in the 1st inning, the first of these coming with two men on base. He allows one more run before departing after 4 innings as Milwaukee cruises to an 8 – 4 win.

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2016 – Brandon Crawford of the Giants becomes the first player in 41 years to collect 7 hits in a game, as he gets a triple, a double and five singles in a 14-inning, 8 – 7 win over the Marlins. His final hit, a single off Andrew Cashner in the 14th, drives home the winning run. The last player with 7 hits in a game, Rennie Stennett, had accomplished the feat in only 9 innings on September 16, 1975.

2016 – Brandon Crawford of the Giants becomes the first player in 41 years to collect 7 hits in a game, as he gets a triple, a double and five singles in a 14-inning, 8 – 7 win over the Marlins. His final hit, a single off Andrew Cashner in the 14th, drives home the winning run. The last player with 7 hits in a game, Rennie Stennett, had accomplished the feat in only 9 innings on September 16, 1975.

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At Safeco Field, Jamie Moyer, the winningest pitcher in Mariners’ history, becomes the ninth member of the team’s Hall of Fame. During his 11 seasons with Seattle, the left-hander compiled a record of 145-87 (.625), leading the franchise in wins, innings pitched (2,093), and starts (323).

At Safeco Field, Jamie Moyer, the winningest pitcher in Mariners’ history, becomes the ninth member of the team’s Hall of Fame. During his 11 seasons with Seattle, the left-hander compiled a record of 145-87 (.625), leading the franchise in wins, innings pitched (2,093), and starts (323).

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Bartolo Colon joins Juan Marichal and Pedro Martinez in becoming the third hurler from the Dominican Republic to win 200 major league games. The 40 year-old portly right-hander accomplishes the feat when he goes eight innings, giving up six hits and one run, in the Mets’ 5-4 victory over Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park, 5-4.

Bartolo Colon joins Juan Marichal and Pedro Martinez in becoming the third hurler from the Dominican Republic to win 200 major league games. The 40 year-old portly right-hander accomplishes the feat when he goes eight innings, giving up six hits and one run, in the Mets’ 5-4 victory over Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park, 5-4.

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In the Braves’ 7-6 victory over Washington at Turner Field, Justin and B.J. Upton both homer in the same game for the fifth time, setting the major-league record for brothers. The Atlanta teammates, who each go deep off Stephen Strasburg, surpass the mark they previously shared with Jeremy and Jason Giambi and Vladimir and Wilton Guerrero.

In the Braves’ 7-6 victory over Washington at Turner Field, Justin and B.J. Upton both homer in the same game for the fifth time, setting the major-league record for brothers. The Atlanta teammates, who each go deep off Stephen Strasburg, surpass the mark they previously shared with Jeremy and Jason Giambi and Vladimir and Wilton Guerrero.

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2013 – Detroit wins its 12th straight game, 10 – 3 over Cleveland, completing a four-game sweep of its closest rivals in the AL Central. Max Scherzer improves to 17-1. The last pitcher to have such a mark was Roger Clemensin 2001, and only two others, Don Newcombe (1955) and Roy Face (1959), who both had records of 18-1 at one point, have done it since Rube Marquard started the 1912 season 19-0.

2013 – Detroit wins its 12th straight game, 10 – 3 over Cleveland, completing a four-game sweep of its closest rivals in the AL Central. Max Scherzer improves to 17-1. The last pitcher to have such a mark was Roger Clemensin 2001, and only two others, Don Newcombe (1955) and Roy Face (1959), who both had records of 18-1 at one point, have done it since Rube Marquard started the 1912 season 19-0.

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Marco Scutaro drives in 7 runs as the Giants stomp on the Cardinals, 15 – 0. He caps his day with his third career grand slam, off Mitchell Boggs in the 9th. Ryan Vogelsong is the beneficiary of the offensive outburst, pitching 7 scoreless innings. It is the 21st straight time the Giants’ starter has pitched 6 or more innings, and he improves his record to 10-5.

Marco Scutaro drives in 7 runs as the Giants stomp on the Cardinals, 15 – 0. He caps his day with his third career grand slam, off Mitchell Boggs in the 9th. Ryan Vogelsong is the beneficiary of the offensive outburst, pitching 7 scoreless innings. It is the 21st straight time the Giants’ starter has pitched 6 or more innings, and he improves his record to 10-5.

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The Indians end an 11-game losing streak with a 6 – 2 win over the Twins. Justin Masterson gives up only 3 hits over 7 innings to earn the win, while Shin-Soo Choo is 4 for 4 with a pair of RBI. Cleveland was outscored 95-36 during the skein, which falls one game short of the franchise record.

The Indians end an 11-game losing streak with a 6 – 2 win over the Twins. Justin Masterson gives up only 3 hits over 7 innings to earn the win, while Shin-Soo Choo is 4 for 4 with a pair of RBI. Cleveland was outscored 95-36 during the skein, which falls one game short of the franchise record.

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The Rockies outblast the Reds, 10 – 7, in a game that features 7 homers. Carlos Gonzalez hits a two-run shot in the 8th off Bill Bray to put the Rox ahead to stay. Seth Smith – twice – and Todd Helton also hit homers for Colorado, while Jay Bruce, Drew Stubbs and Brandon Phillips reply for the Reds.

The Rockies outblast the Reds, 10 – 7, in a game that features 7 homers. Carlos Gonzalez hits a two-run shot in the 8th off Bill Bray to put the Rox ahead to stay. Seth Smith – twice – and Todd Helton also hit homers for Colorado, while Jay Bruce, Drew Stubbs and Brandon Phillips reply for the Reds.

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The Pirates end a 10-game losing streak that has taken the team out of playoff contention with a 5 – 0 win at San Francisco. Charlie Morton is the winner over Ryan Vogelsong with 8 scoreless innings. Garrett Jones has four hits for the Bucs, whose goal for the season is now to finish above .500. The losing streak took the team to 5 games below the mark, and they will be unable to stop their record string of 18 consecutive losing seasons.

The Pirates end a 10-game losing streak that has taken the team out of playoff contention with a 5 – 0 win at San Francisco. Charlie Morton is the winner over Ryan Vogelsong with 8 scoreless innings. Garrett Jones has four hits for the Bucs, whose goal for the season is now to finish above .500. The losing streak took the team to 5 games below the mark, and they will be unable to stop their record string of 18 consecutive losing seasons.

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Toronto’s Brandon Morrow keeps the Rays hitless for 8 2/3 innings before Evan Longoria bounces a single just outside the reach of 2B Aaron Hill. Morrow has to settle for a one-hit shutout when he fans the next batter, Dan Johnson, to complete the 1 – 0 victory. Johnson is his 17th strikeout victim on the day, one shy of the team record established by Roger Clemens in 1998.

Toronto’s Brandon Morrow keeps the Rays hitless for 8 2/3 innings before Evan Longoria bounces a single just outside the reach of 2B Aaron Hill. Morrow has to settle for a one-hit shutout when he fans the next batter, Dan Johnson, to complete the 1 – 0 victory. Johnson is his 17th strikeout victim on the day, one shy of the team record established by Roger Clemens in 1998.

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Boise Hawks manager Jody Davis is suspended six games and fined an undisclosed amount for pulling his team off the field and causing a forfeit in a Northwest League game against the Everett AquaSox yesterday. Davis argued that the field was unsafe after rain delayed the start of the game, and when the umpires disagreed, he ordered his players to walk off.

Boise Hawks manager Jody Davis is suspended six games and fined an undisclosed amount for pulling his team off the field and causing a forfeit in a Northwest League game against the Everett AquaSox yesterday. Davis argued that the field was unsafe after rain delayed the start of the game, and when the umpires disagreed, he ordered his players to walk off.

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Albert Pujols is the first player in the majors to reach 100 RBI this year with a three-run double in St. Louis’ 5 – 3 win over Pittsburgh. Pujols reaches the milestone for the 9th straight season. Only Hall of Famer Al Simmonshas had a longer such streak, with 11 seasons of 100 or more RBI from the start of his career.

Albert Pujols is the first player in the majors to reach 100 RBI this year with a three-run double in St. Louis’ 5 – 3 win over Pittsburgh. Pujols reaches the milestone for the 9th straight season. Only Hall of Famer Al Simmonshas had a longer such streak, with 11 seasons of 100 or more RBI from the start of his career.

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Albert Pujols, in the Cardinals’ 5-3 victory over Pittsburgh at PNC Park, drives in three runs, surpassing the 100 RBI mark for the ninth straight season to start his career. The only major leaguer with a longer streak was Hall of Fame outfielder Al Simmons, who accomplished the feat for 11 consecutive seasons starting with his rookie year with the A’s in 1924.

Albert Pujols, in the Cardinals’ 5-3 victory over Pittsburgh at PNC Park, drives in three runs, surpassing the 100 RBI mark for the ninth straight season to start his career. The only major leaguer with a longer streak was Hall of Fame outfielder Al Simmons, who accomplished the feat for 11 consecutive seasons starting with his rookie year with the A’s in 1924.

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Carlos Lee picks up his league-leading 100th RBI and the 1,000th RBI of his career

2008 – Carlos Lee picks up his league-leading 100th RBI and the 1,000th RBI of his career with a two-run double that defeats the Reds in ten innings, 9-5. Lee has four hits, including a solo homer. Kaz Matsui, Humberto Quintero and Hunter Pence also go deep. Chris Sampson gets the win with three innings of relief work. The next day, Lee’s season would end when he is plunked by Bronson Arroyo, breaking his pinkie finger. 

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Mark DeRosa makes two outs in one at-bat, ending the McAfee Coliseum contest in a most unlikely manner. On a 3-2 pitch, the Texas right fielder swings and misses, making the second out of the inning, but when his momentum causes him to make contact with Oakland catcher Jason Kendall, who is throwing to second trying to prevent pinch-runner Jerry Hairston Jr. from stealing a base, plate umpire Jim Joyce calls interference on the batter for the third and final out of the Rangers’ 7-6 loss to the A’s.

Mark DeRosa makes two outs in one at-bat, ending the McAfee Coliseum contest in a most unlikely manner. On a 3-2 pitch, the Texas right fielder swings and misses, making the second out of the inning, but when his momentum causes him to make contact with Oakland catcher Jason Kendall, who is throwing to second trying to prevent pinch-runner Jerry Hairston Jr. from stealing a base, plate umpire Jim Joyce calls interference on the batter for the third and final out of the Rangers’ 7-6 loss to the A’s.

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2006 – In Oakland’s 7 – 6 win over the Rangers, the A’s Jason Kendall turns the fourth unassisted double play of his career. It happens when Mark DeRosa strikes out, then is called for interfering with Kendall’s throw to catch Jerry Hairston, Jr., stealing second. The play ends the game.

2006 – In Oakland’s 7 – 6 win over the Rangers, the A’s Jason Kendall turns the fourth unassisted double play of his career. It happens when Mark DeRosa strikes out, then is called for interfering with Kendall’s throw to catch Jerry Hairston, Jr., stealing second. The play ends the game.

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Mark DeRosa makes two outs in one at-bat, ending the McAfee Coliseum contest in a most unlikely manner. On a 3-2 pitch, the Texas right fielder swings and misses, making the second out of the inning, but when his momentum causes him to make contact with Oakland catcher Jason Kendall, who is throwing to second trying to prevent pinch-runner Jerry Hairston Jr. from stealing a base, plate umpire Jim Joyce calls interference on the batter for the third and final out of the Rangers’ 7-6 loss to the A’s.

Mark DeRosa makes two outs in one at-bat, ending the McAfee Coliseum contest in a most unlikely manner. On a 3-2 pitch, the Texas right fielder swings and misses, making the second out of the inning, but when his momentum causes him to make contact with Oakland catcher Jason Kendall, who is throwing to second trying to prevent pinch-runner Jerry Hairston Jr. from stealing a base, plate umpire Jim Joyce calls interference on the batter for the third and final out of the Rangers’ 7-6 loss to the A’s.

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The Rockies and Marlins play a doubleheader‚ necessitated by a snowout on April 27th and 28th. The Rockies start two Kims‚ Sunny and Byung-Hyun and win, 4 – 3 and 5 – 3. Sunny Kim was picked up on waivers August 5th from the Nationals. The opener is won in the 11th on Dustan Mohr’s walk-off homer with two out. In the second game, Byung-Hyun Kim pitches 7 strong innings for the win. Danny Ardoin hits a two-run home run in the bottom of the 6th for the lead. The last time two pitchers with the same name started in a doubleheader was in 1974‚ when the Cleveland Indians started brothers Gaylord and Jim Perry against the Boston Red Sox.

The Rockies and Marlins play a doubleheader‚ necessitated by a snowout on April 27th and 28th. The Rockies start two Kims‚ Sunny and Byung-Hyun and win, 4 – 3 and 5 – 3. Sunny Kim was picked up on waivers August 5th from the Nationals. The opener is won in the 11th on Dustan Mohr’s walk-off homer with two out. In the second game, Byung-Hyun Kim pitches 7 strong innings for the win. Danny Ardoin hits a two-run home run in the bottom of the 6th for the lead. The last time two pitchers with the same name started in a doubleheader was in 1974‚ when the Cleveland Indians started brothers Gaylord and Jim Perry against the Boston Red Sox.

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The Red Sox defeat the Tigers‚ 11 – 9‚ despite 7 Detroit home runs. Tim Wakefield records the win for Boston despite tying a major league record by allowing 6 of the homers. Wakefield is the 6th modern pitcher to yield 6 round-trippers‚ but the first since Philadelphia’s George Caster did so 64 years ago against the Red Sox. The last pitcher to give up 6 homers and still win the game was Brooklyn’s Hollis Thurston in 1932.

The Red Sox defeat the Tigers‚ 11 – 9‚ despite 7 Detroit home runs. Tim Wakefield records the win for Boston despite tying a major league record by allowing 6 of the homers. Wakefield is the 6th modern pitcher to yield 6 round-trippers‚ but the first since Philadelphia’s George Caster did so 64 years ago against the Red Sox. The last pitcher to give up 6 homers and still win the game was Brooklyn’s Hollis Thurston in 1932.

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At Yankee Stadium, less than an hour after the Blue Jays lose to New York for their fifth consecutive defeat, Toronto fires their manager, Carlos Tosca. First base coach John Gibbons will be the interim skipper for the remainder of the season.

At Yankee Stadium, less than an hour after the Blue Jays lose to New York for their fifth consecutive defeat, Toronto fires their manager, Carlos Tosca. First base coach John Gibbons will be the interim skipper for the remainder of the season.

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2003 – The Dodgers defeat the Cubs‚ 3 – 1‚ as Eric Gagné sets a major league record for most consecutive saves from the beginning of the season with 39. It is Gagné’s 48th straight save overall‚ 2nd on the all-time list behind Tom Gordon’s 54.

2003 – The Dodgers defeat the Cubs‚ 3 – 1‚ as Eric Gagné sets a major league record for most consecutive saves from the beginning of the season with 39. It is Gagné’s 48th straight save overall‚ 2nd on the all-time list behind Tom Gordon’s 54.

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Closer John Smoltz records his 40th save in the 114th game of the Braves’ schedule, making it the earliest point in a season a relief pitcher has reached that mark. Lee Smith of the Cardinals accomplished the feat in his 117th game in 1993, and White Sox closer Bobby Thigpen turned the trick in 118 games en route to setting the major league record with 57 saves in 1990.

Closer John Smoltz records his 40th save in the 114th game of the Braves’ schedule, making it the earliest point in a season a relief pitcher has reached that mark. Lee Smith of the Cardinals accomplished the feat in his 117th game in 1993, and White Sox closer Bobby Thigpen turned the trick in 118 games en route to setting the major league record with 57 saves in 1990.

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Tigers P Nate Cornejo makes his major league debut against Rangers P Joaquin Benoit. It is the first time since August 21‚ 1990‚ that both starting pitchers are making their big league debuts. The Tigers tie a modern record by scoring 13 runs in the 9th inning to snap a 6 – 6 tie and roll‚ 19 – 6. Damion Easley gets 6 hits‚ including 2 in the 9th‚ to tie an American League and team record‚ last done by Ty Cobb. The winning pitcher is former Ranger Danny Patterson‚ who faces one batter in the 8th.

Tigers P Nate Cornejo makes his major league debut against Rangers P Joaquin Benoit. It is the first time since August 21‚ 1990‚ that both starting pitchers are making their big league debuts. The Tigers tie a modern record by scoring 13 runs in the 9th inning to snap a 6 – 6 tie and roll‚ 19 – 6. Damion Easley gets 6 hits‚ including 2 in the 9th‚ to tie an American League and team record‚ last done by Ty Cobb. The winning pitcher is former Ranger Danny Patterson‚ who faces one batter in the 8th.

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With 50‚863 on hand at Oakland‚ the A’s down the Red Sox‚ 6 – 1, behind the pitching of Tim Hudson. Carl Everett’s home run accounts for the only Bosox score‚ while Jason Giambi homers for Oakland. Johnny Damon hits a double the hard way when his drive down the RF line lands in a beer cup. Trot Nixon is the right fielder.

With 50‚863 on hand at Oakland‚ the A’s down the Red Sox‚ 6 – 1, behind the pitching of Tim Hudson. Carl Everett’s home run accounts for the only Bosox score‚ while Jason Giambi homers for Oakland. Johnny Damon hits a double the hard way when his drive down the RF line lands in a beer cup. Trot Nixon is the right fielder.

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In the bottom of the ninth, A’s closer Jason Isringhausen throws just two pitches, and the Yankees go from losing 3-2 to winning 4-3. Bernie Williams and David Justice both hit home runs on the first pitch they see from the Oakland reliever.

In the bottom of the ninth, A’s closer Jason Isringhausen throws just two pitches, and the Yankees go from losing 3-2 to winning 4-3. Bernie Williams and David Justice both hit home runs on the first pitch they see from the Oakland reliever.

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In the bottom of the ninth, A’s closer Jason Isringhausen throws just two pitches, and the Yankees go from losing 3-2 to winning 4-3. Bernie Williams and David Justice both hit home runs on the first pitch they see from the Oakland reliever.

In the bottom of the ninth, A’s closer Jason Isringhausen throws just two pitches, and the Yankees go from losing 3-2 to winning 4-3. Bernie Williams and David Justice both hit home runs on the first pitch they see from the Oakland reliever.

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Blue Jay southpaw David Wells’ nine-hit complete game 4-0 shutout against Texas at The Ballpark in Arlington snaps Kenny Rogers’ 19-game home winning streak. ‘The Gambler’s’ accomplishment, compiled while hurling for the Yankees, A’s, Mets, and Rangers, is the third-longest in major league history.

Blue Jay southpaw David Wells’ nine-hit complete game 4-0 shutout against Texas at The Ballpark in Arlington snaps Kenny Rogers’ 19-game home winning streak. ‘The Gambler’s’ accomplishment, compiled while hurling for the Yankees, A’s, Mets, and Rangers, is the third-longest in major league history.

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Cubs hurler Phil Norton becomes the 18th pitcher in major league history to give up four homers in one inning in the Dodgers’ 7-5 victory at Chavez Ravine. Kevin Elster, Darren Dreifort, Gary Sheffield, and Shawn Green all take the 24 year-old southpaw deep in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Cubs hurler Phil Norton becomes the 18th pitcher in major league history to give up four homers in one inning in the Dodgers’ 7-5 victory at Chavez Ravine. Kevin Elster, Darren Dreifort, Gary Sheffield, and Shawn Green all take the 24 year-old southpaw deep in the bottom of the fourth inning.

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After kissing one another in the seventh inning, a female couple is abruptly asked to leave Dodger Stadium immediately and are told never to “set foot back on the premises” for “lewd behavior”. The pair had planned to sue the organization, but ended up not doing so after the team apologized, promising to contribute 5,000 tickets to GLBT organizations and continue sensitivity training for all its employees.

After kissing one another in the seventh inning, a female couple is abruptly asked to leave Dodger Stadium immediately and are told never to “set foot back on the premises” for “lewd behavior”. The pair had planned to sue the organization, but ended up not doing so after the team apologized, promising to contribute 5,000 tickets to GLBT organizations and continue sensitivity training for all its employees.

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2000 – The Dodgers defeat the Cubs‚ 7 – 5‚ hitting 4 homers (Kevin Elster‚ Darren Dreifort‚ Gary Sheffield and Shawn Green) in the 4th inning off Chicago P Phil Norton‚ making his major league debut. Pitcher Dreifort hits two homers in the contest for Los Angeles‚ becoming the first pitcher to do so since 1990. Norton also sets a record becoming the first Cub pitcher in the team’s 124-year history to surrender four homers in an inning.

2000 – The Dodgers defeat the Cubs‚ 7 – 5‚ hitting 4 homers (Kevin Elster‚ Darren Dreifort‚ Gary Sheffield and Shawn Green) in the 4th inning off Chicago P Phil Norton‚ making his major league debut. Pitcher Dreifort hits two homers in the contest for Los Angeles‚ becoming the first pitcher to do so since 1990. Norton also sets a record becoming the first Cub pitcher in the team’s 124-year history to surrender four homers in an inning.

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1999 – The Diamondbacks defeat the Phillies‚ 7 – 4‚ despite 5 hits‚ including a double‚ by OF Bobby Abreu. Arizona P Armando Reynoso wins his 7th consecutive decision. He has not lost in 17 starts‚ dating back to April 27th.

1999 – The Diamondbacks defeat the Phillies‚ 7 – 4‚ despite 5 hits‚ including a double‚ by OF Bobby Abreu. Arizona P Armando Reynoso wins his 7th consecutive decision. He has not lost in 17 starts‚ dating back to April 27th.

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The Twins’ Paul Molitor becomes the fifth player in major league history to have at least 3,000 hits and 500 steals. With his 5-for-5 performance and the theft of his 500th base, the 41 year-old joins Ty Cobb (4,191 hits, 892 steals), Honus Wagner (3,415, 722), Eddie Collins (3,315, 744), and Lou Brock (3,023, 938) as the only players to reach this milestone.

The Twins’ Paul Molitor becomes the fifth player in major league history to have at least 3,000 hits and 500 steals. With his 5-for-5 performance and the theft of his 500th base, the 41 year-old joins Ty Cobb (4,191 hits, 892 steals), Honus Wagner (3,415, 722), Eddie Collins (3,315, 744), and Lou Brock (3,023, 938) as the only players to reach this milestone.

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8/8/1998 – In the bottom of the fifth inning, the Giants’ Shawon Dunston pinch hit for Ellis Burks in the second spot in the order and ended the inning with a strikeout. In the top of the sixth inning, manager Dusty Baker made five substitutions in his lineup, including leaving Dunston in the game. New players went into the third through fifth spots in the order. Stan Javier started the bottom of the sixth properly and was out. Then Joe Carter and Rich Aurilia got confused and Aurilia batted out of turn. He walked, Carter flew out and then Bill Mueller, who had been in the game, walked. By now it was too late for the Braves (ahead 10-2) to say anything, if they actually knew there was a problem. With all the changes, they might not have realized Aurilia batted out of turn. The Giants scored three runs in the inning but lost the game 14-6. Carter and Aurilia hit in the proper order the next time around the lineup in the seventh inning.

8/8/1998 – In the bottom of the fifth inning, the Giants’ Shawon Dunston pinch hit for Ellis Burks in the second spot in the order and ended the inning with a strikeout. In the top of the sixth inning, manager Dusty Baker made five substitutions in his lineup, including leaving Dunston in the game. New players went into the third through fifth spots in the order. Stan Javier started the bottom of the sixth properly and was out. Then Joe Carter and Rich Aurilia got confused and Aurilia batted out of turn. He walked, Carter flew out and then Bill Mueller, who had been in the game, walked. By now it was too late for the Braves (ahead 10-2) to say anything, if they actually knew there was a problem. With all the changes, they might not have realized Aurilia batted out of turn. The Giants scored three runs in the inning but lost the game 14-6. Carter and Aurilia hit in the proper order the next time around the lineup in the seventh inning.

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1998 – Behind Rafael Palmeiro’s 35th home run‚ the Orioles defeat the Twins‚ 6 – 3‚ despite 5 hits by Minnesota DH Paul Molitor. Molitor also swipes his 500th base. He’s the 6th player with 500 steals and 3000 hits.

1998 – Behind Rafael Palmeiro’s 35th home run‚ the Orioles defeat the Twins‚ 6 – 3‚ despite 5 hits by Minnesota DH Paul Molitor. Molitor also swipes his 500th base. He’s the 6th player with 500 steals and 3000 hits.

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At Busch Stadium, recently acquired Mark McGwire hits his 364th career home run on a pitch thrown by Phillies’ right-hander Mark Leiter for his first National League round-tripper. The Cardinals slugging first baseman will hit a total of 220 homers in the Senior Circuit, all for the Redbirds.

At Busch Stadium, recently acquired Mark McGwire hits his 364th career home run on a pitch thrown by Phillies’ right-hander Mark Leiter for his first National League round-tripper. The Cardinals slugging first baseman will hit a total of 220 homers in the Senior Circuit, all for the Redbirds.

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