Tag: July 28

2006 – Luke Scott hits for the cycle but it is not enough as the Astros fall to Arizona, 8-7, in 11 innings. Scott, a call-up earlier in the month from AAA, performs the feat backwards, smacking his first major league homer in the fourth, a triple in the fifth, a double in seventh and a single in the 11th just before the final out was made 

2006 – Luke Scott hits for the cycle but it is not enough as the Astros fall to Arizona, 8-7, in 11 innings. Scott, a call-up earlier in the month from AAA, performs the feat backwards, smacking his first major league homer in the fourth, a triple in the fifth, a double in seventh and a single in the 11th just before the final out was made 

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2005 – Brad Ausmus doubles home Orlando Palmeiro in the bottom of the ninth to nip the Mets, 3-2. Rookie Ezequiel Astacio battles Pedro Martinez to a draw, helped by a solo homer from Adam Everett and an RBI squeeze bunt by Ausmus. The win puts Houston into a tie with Washington for the wild card slot after starting the season with a 15-30 mark. All the excitement overshadows the return of 2004 postseason hero Carlos Beltran who then rebuffed the Astros and signed with New York. Beltran is booed relentlessly by the sellout crowd as he struggles through an oh-for-four night. 

2005 – Brad Ausmus doubles home Orlando Palmeiro in the bottom of the ninth to nip the Mets, 3-2. Rookie Ezequiel Astacio battles Pedro Martinez to a draw, helped by a solo homer from Adam Everett and an RBI squeeze bunt by Ausmus. The win puts Houston into a tie with Washington for the wild card slot after starting the season with a 15-30 mark. All the excitement overshadows the return of 2004 postseason hero Carlos Beltran who then rebuffed the Astros and signed with New York. Beltran is booed relentlessly by the sellout crowd as he struggles through an oh-for-four night. 

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2001 – A grand slam by Brian Giles off Billy Wagner caps a seven-run ninth as the Astros waste a three-homer performance by Vinny Castilla in a 9-8 loss to Pittsburgh at PNC Park. They make sure not to blow a similar lead in the nightcap of the twinbill, scoring four times in the ninth to seal a 12-3 victory. 

2001 – A grand slam by Brian Giles off Billy Wagner caps a seven-run ninth as the Astros waste a three-homer performance by Vinny Castilla in a 9-8 loss to Pittsburgh at PNC Park. They make sure not to blow a similar lead in the nightcap of the twinbill, scoring four times in the ninth to seal a 12-3 victory. 

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1985 – Craig Reynolds bangs out four hits as Houston bombs the Mets, 12-4. Mark Bailey and Jose Cruz contribute three hits each in the 19-hit effort. The New Yorkers are gracious hosts, giving the Astros four errors to work with. They ought to be since the Astros giftwrapped 16 unearned runs in a doubleheader fiasco the day before. 

1985 – Craig Reynolds bangs out four hits as Houston bombs the Mets, 12-4. Mark Bailey and Jose Cruz contribute three hits each in the 19-hit effort. The New Yorkers are gracious hosts, giving the Astros four errors to work with. They ought to be since the Astros giftwrapped 16 unearned runs in a doubleheader fiasco the day before. 

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1979 – Ken Forsch twirls a three-hitter as the Astros top the Dodgers, 5-2, but the talk is about a brawl that clears the benches. Cesar Cedeno spikes Steve Yeager during a play at the plate. Yeager later tosses a ball out to Cedeno at first who fires it back into the L.A. bench. Ken Brett then hits Enos Cabell with a pitch and away they go. Tommy Lasorda beat the rush, getting tossed three innings earlier.

1979 – Ken Forsch twirls a three-hitter as the Astros top the Dodgers, 5-2, but the talk is about a brawl that clears the benches. Cesar Cedeno spikes Steve Yeager during a play at the plate. Yeager later tosses a ball out to Cedeno at first who fires it back into the L.A. bench. Ken Brett then hits Enos Cabell with a pitch and away they go. Tommy Lasorda beat the rush, getting tossed three innings earlier.

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2019 – The Blue Jays make a couple of trades, first sending 2B Eric Sogard across the diamond to their opponents for today’s game, the Rays, then after the game dealing their ace, P Marcus Stroman, to the Mets in return for two prospects, Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods-Richardson. That last trade raises some questions, as the Mets are also out of the race, but seemingly could not resist acquiring a top-notch starting pitcher for at relatively low cost.

2019 – The Blue Jays make a couple of trades, first sending 2B Eric Sogard across the diamond to their opponents for today’s game, the Rays, then after the game dealing their ace, P Marcus Stroman, to the Mets in return for two prospects, Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods-Richardson. That last trade raises some questions, as the Mets are also out of the race, but seemingly could not resist acquiring a top-notch starting pitcher for at relatively low cost.

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2018 – Career minor league journeyman Francisco Arcia is making the most of his belated opportunity to play in the Show after 12 seasons as a pro. In his second career game, he homers and drives in 6 runs to lead the Angels to an 11 – 5 win over the Mariners. This follows upon a four-RBI game in his debut two days earlier, giving him a record 10 RBIs over his first two games. Joe Cunningham previously held the record with 9 in his first two games for the 1954 St. Louis Cardinals.

2018 – Career minor league journeyman Francisco Arcia is making the most of his belated opportunity to play in the Show after 12 seasons as a pro. In his second career game, he homers and drives in 6 runs to lead the Angels to an 11 – 5 win over the Mariners. This follows upon a four-RBI game in his debut two days earlier, giving him a record 10 RBIs over his first two games. Joe Cunningham previously held the record with 9 in his first two games for the 1954 St. Louis Cardinals.

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2017 – With the trading deadline a couple of days away, there are a few more trades announced today. In a bit of a surprise, the Mets, who had been sellers thus far, acquire P A.J. Ramos from Miami for two minor leaguers. Philadelphia are clearly sellers, however, and they send Howie Kendrick to the Nationals and P Jeremy Hellickson to the Orioles. They receive one major leaguer – Baltimore OF Hyun Soo Kim – and a pair of prospects in return for the two, with financial considerations evening things out.

2017 – With the trading deadline a couple of days away, there are a few more trades announced today. In a bit of a surprise, the Mets, who had been sellers thus far, acquire P A.J. Ramos from Miami for two minor leaguers. Philadelphia are clearly sellers, however, and they send Howie Kendrick to the Nationals and P Jeremy Hellickson to the Orioles. They receive one major leaguer – Baltimore OF Hyun Soo Kim – and a pair of prospects in return for the two, with financial considerations evening things out.

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In his second appearance with the independent San Rafael Pacifics, Lou Evans sings the Star-Spangled Banner, becoming first starting pitcher in professional baseball to perform the National Anthem before taking the mound. The 37 year-old southpaw, the 19th round pick of the Marlins in 2001, retires after the game, ending his attempted comeback from a 12-year hiatus from the game due to injuries.

In his second appearance with the independent San Rafael Pacifics, Lou Evans sings the Star-Spangled Banner, becoming first starting pitcher in professional baseball to perform the National Anthem before taking the mound. The 37 year-old southpaw, the 19th round pick of the Marlins in 2001, retires after the game, ending his attempted comeback from a 12-year hiatus from the game due to injuries.

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2016 – The Twins trade their sole All-Star, SS/3B Eduardo Nunez, to the Giants in return for pitching prospect Adalberto Mejia. Nunez, a life-long back-up until this season, is having a career year, but the Giants are about to get three infielders back from the disabled list – 2B Joe Panik, 3B Matt Duffy and back-up Ehire Adrianza – so it is puzzling why they would feel the need to add another one at this point.

2016 – The Twins trade their sole All-Star, SS/3B Eduardo Nunez, to the Giants in return for pitching prospect Adalberto Mejia. Nunez, a life-long back-up until this season, is having a career year, but the Giants are about to get three infielders back from the disabled list – 2B Joe Panik, 3B Matt Duffy and back-up Ehire Adrianza – so it is puzzling why they would feel the need to add another one at this point.

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In the small hours of the morning, the Blue Jays acquire SS Troy Tulowitzki from the Rockies in return for their own starting SS, Jose Reyes and pitching prospects Miguel Castro, Jeff Hoffman and Jesus Tinoco. Veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins accompanies Tulowitzki to Canada. The deal is considered a surprise, as the hard-hitting Jays were thought to be looking for pitching in their quest to end a 22-season postseason drought.

In the small hours of the morning, the Blue Jays acquire SS Troy Tulowitzki from the Rockies in return for their own starting SS, Jose Reyes and pitching prospects Miguel Castro, Jeff Hoffman and Jesus Tinoco. Veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins accompanies Tulowitzki to Canada. The deal is considered a surprise, as the hard-hitting Jays were thought to be looking for pitching in their quest to end a 22-season postseason drought.

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In other moves today, the Nationals acquire reliever Jonathan Papelbon from the Phillies for P Nick Pivetta. Papelbon had stated clearly that he wanted out of Philadelphia, and he will now displace Drew Storen as the Nats’ closer. The Angels stock up on outfielders because of concerns over the health of CF Mike Trout; one day after acquiring Shane Victorino, they get David DeJesus from the Rays and David Murphy from the Indians to shore up the position. Finally, the Athletics trade Ben Zobrist to the Royals in return for two prospects, Aaron Brooks and Sean Manaea.

In other moves today, the Nationals acquire reliever Jonathan Papelbon from the Phillies for P Nick Pivetta. Papelbon had stated clearly that he wanted out of Philadelphia, and he will now displace Drew Storen as the Nats’ closer. The Angels stock up on outfielders because of concerns over the health of CF Mike Trout; one day after acquiring Shane Victorino, they get David DeJesus from the Rays and David Murphy from the Indians to shore up the position. Finally, the Athletics trade Ben Zobrist to the Royals in return for two prospects, Aaron Brooks and Sean Manaea.

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The Rangers feel good after scoring 5 runs and chasing Chris Capuano in the 1st inning, but it doesn’t last as the Yankees answer by scoring 11 times in the 2nd, the most by any team in any inning this season. The inning features 10 hits including a bases-clearing triple by Didi Gregorius. Chris Young then piles on with a grand slam in the 3rd. The Yankees end up winning, 21 – 5, as Diego Moreno records his first career win by pitching 5 1/3 hitless innings in relief of Capuano.

The Rangers feel good after scoring 5 runs and chasing Chris Capuano in the 1st inning, but it doesn’t last as the Yankees answer by scoring 11 times in the 2nd, the most by any team in any inning this season. The inning features 10 hits including a bases-clearing triple by Didi Gregorius. Chris Young then piles on with a grand slam in the 3rd. The Yankees end up winning, 21 – 5, as Diego Moreno records his first career win by pitching 5 1/3 hitless innings in relief of Capuano.

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It is an unusual induction ceremony at Cooperstown as the writers did not elect a single player to the Hall of Fame and, for the first time since 1965, the ceremony is conducted without a single living inductee present. Instead, those in attendance hear tributes about three great figures from the 19th and early 20th century: player Deacon White, umpire Hank O’Day and owner Jacob Ruppert.

It is an unusual induction ceremony at Cooperstown as the writers did not elect a single player to the Hall of Fame and, for the first time since 1965, the ceremony is conducted without a single living inductee present. Instead, those in attendance hear tributes about three great figures from the 19th and early 20th century: player Deacon White, umpire Hank O’Day and owner Jacob Ruppert.

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After being elected by the Pre-Integration Veterans Committee in December, the induction of Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert, 19th-century backstop Deacon White, and umpire Hank O’Day marks the first time the Hall of Fame ceremony doesn’t include a living selection. The last time there weren’t any inductees alive to be honored occurred in 1968, when Pud Galvin, the game’s first 300-game winner, was enshrined 63 years after his death.

After being elected by the Pre-Integration Veterans Committee in December, the induction of Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert, 19th-century backstop Deacon White, and umpire Hank O’Day marks the first time the Hall of Fame ceremony doesn’t include a living selection. The last time there weren’t any inductees alive to be honored occurred in 1968, when Pud Galvin, the game’s first 300-game winner, was enshrined 63 years after his death.

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In the first Baseball Hall of Fame ceremony without a living inductee in 48 years, Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert, 19th-century backstop Deacon White, and umpire Hank O’Day are inducted in Cooperstown, after being elected by the Pre-Integration Veterans Committee in December. The last time there weren’t any living inductees to be honored occurred in 1968, when Pud Galvin, the game’s first 300-game winner, was enshrined 63 years after his death.

In the first Baseball Hall of Fame ceremony without a living inductee in 48 years, Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert, 19th-century backstop Deacon White, and umpire Hank O’Day are inducted in Cooperstown, after being elected by the Pre-Integration Veterans Committee in December. The last time there weren’t any living inductees to be honored occurred in 1968, when Pud Galvin, the game’s first 300-game winner, was enshrined 63 years after his death.

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Ike Davis drives in all of the runs in the Mets’ 6-3 loss in Arizona when he becomes the ninth player in franchise history to hit three home runs in a game. The New York first baseman joins Steve Finley (2004, Diamondbacks), Eddie Murray (1980, Orioles), and Clyde McCullough (1942, Cubs) as only the fourth player in baseball history to account for all three of his team’s runs with solo homers in a defeat.

Ike Davis drives in all of the runs in the Mets’ 6-3 loss in Arizona when he becomes the ninth player in franchise history to hit three home runs in a game. The New York first baseman joins Steve Finley (2004, Diamondbacks), Eddie Murray (1980, Orioles), and Clyde McCullough (1942, Cubs) as only the fourth player in baseball history to account for all three of his team’s runs with solo homers in a defeat.

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Ike Davis drives in all of the runs in the Mets’ 6-3 loss in Arizona when he becomes the ninth player in franchise history to hit three home runs in a game. The New York first baseman joins Steve Finley (2004, Diamondbacks), Eddie Murray (1980, Orioles), and Clyde McCullough (1942, Cubs) as only the fourth player in baseball history to account for all three of his team’s runs with solo homers in a defeat.

Ike Davis drives in all of the runs in the Mets’ 6-3 loss in Arizona when he becomes the ninth player in franchise history to hit three home runs in a game. The New York first baseman joins Steve Finley (2004, Diamondbacks), Eddie Murray (1980, Orioles), and Clyde McCullough (1942, Cubs) as only the fourth player in baseball history to account for all three of his team’s runs with solo homers in a defeat.

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With their 10-9 victory, the visiting Mets complete a four-game sweep in Cincinnati for the first time in franchise history. The Great American Ball Park victory is especially rewarding because Carlos Beltran, the team’s best offensive player, was traded to San Francisco during the series.

With their 10-9 victory, the visiting Mets complete a four-game sweep in Cincinnati for the first time in franchise history. The Great American Ball Park victory is especially rewarding because Carlos Beltran, the team’s best offensive player, was traded to San Francisco during the series.

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With their 10-9 victory, the visiting Mets complete a four-game sweep in Cincinnati for the first time in franchise history. The Great American Ball Park victory is especially rewarding because Carlos Beltran, the team’s best offensive player, was traded to San Francisco during the series.

With their 10-9 victory, the visiting Mets complete a four-game sweep in Cincinnati for the first time in franchise history. The Great American Ball Park victory is especially rewarding because Carlos Beltran, the team’s best offensive player, was traded to San Francisco during the series.

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The Mets officially announce the club has acquired 21 year-old right-hander Zack Wheeler, a top minor league prospect from the Giants, in exchange for outfielder Carlos Beltran and cash considerations. New York bids farewell to their All-Star outfielder, who is batting .289 along with 15 home runs and 66 RBIs in the final season of his seven-year deal with the team.

The Mets officially announce the club has acquired 21 year-old right-hander Zack Wheeler, a top minor league prospect from the Giants, in exchange for outfielder Carlos Beltran and cash considerations. New York bids farewell to their All-Star outfielder, who is batting .289 along with 15 home runs and 66 RBIs in the final season of his seven-year deal with the team.

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The Dominican Republic national team wins its first Gold Medal in a major tournament in 28 years, taking the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games behind the arms of Juan Peña, José Cabrera and Dario Veras in a 3 – 2 win over the Mexican national team. In the other game, the host Puerto Rico leads Nicaragua, 6 – 3, going into the bottom of the 9th but three relievers allow a combined four runs to blow it, giving Nicaragua the Bronze Medal.

The Dominican Republic national team wins its first Gold Medal in a major tournament in 28 years, taking the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games behind the arms of Juan Peña, José Cabrera and Dario Veras in a 3 – 2 win over the Mexican national team. In the other game, the host Puerto Rico leads Nicaragua, 6 – 3, going into the bottom of the 9th but three relievers allow a combined four runs to blow it, giving Nicaragua the Bronze Medal.

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In a match-up of pitchers who have thrown no-hitters this year, Roy Halladay of the Phillies tops Edwin Jackson of the Diamondbacks, 7 – 1, with Halladay tossing a complete game. Top Philly prospect Domonic Brownmakes his debut in CF, taking over for an injured Shane Victorino, and hits a double to the wall in his first major league at-bat. The last matchup of hurlers who had thrown no-hitters that year was in September 1991 when Nolan Ryan and Wilson Alvarez squared off.

In a match-up of pitchers who have thrown no-hitters this year, Roy Halladay of the Phillies tops Edwin Jackson of the Diamondbacks, 7 – 1, with Halladay tossing a complete game. Top Philly prospect Domonic Brownmakes his debut in CF, taking over for an injured Shane Victorino, and hits a double to the wall in his first major league at-bat. The last matchup of hurlers who had thrown no-hitters that year was in September 1991 when Nolan Ryan and Wilson Alvarez squared off.

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With the trading deadline approaching, a few clubs are making moves. The Tigers, reeling from a number of injuries, obtain 3B Jhonny Peralta from Cleveland for minor league P Giovanni Soto, while the Dodgers acquire veteran OF Scott Podsednik from the Royals for minor leaguers Lucas May and Elisaul Pimentel.

With the trading deadline approaching, a few clubs are making moves. The Tigers, reeling from a number of injuries, obtain 3B Jhonny Peralta from Cleveland for minor league P Giovanni Soto, while the Dodgers acquire veteran OF Scott Podsednik from the Royals for minor leaguers Lucas May and Elisaul Pimentel.

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Giants closer Brian Wilson is fined $1000 for wearing bright orange cleats in a game against the Marlins on July 27th. Wilson wore the offending shoes in the All-Star Game, but they are not legal for regular-season games as they do not conform to Major League Baseball’s rules pertaining to uniform colors. Liking the shoes, Wilson decides to render them legal by covering some of the orange color with a black marker.

Giants closer Brian Wilson is fined $1000 for wearing bright orange cleats in a game against the Marlins on July 27th. Wilson wore the offending shoes in the All-Star Game, but they are not legal for regular-season games as they do not conform to Major League Baseball’s rules pertaining to uniform colors. Liking the shoes, Wilson decides to render them legal by covering some of the orange color with a black marker.

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2009 – In his first start since throwing a perfect game on July 23rd, Mark Buehrle retires the first 17 batters he faces to set a new major league mark of 45 consecutive batters retired. The previous mark of 41 was set by Jim Barr in 1972 and tied by Buehrle’s teammate, Bobby Jenks, in 2007. The Twins still manage to beat the White Sox, 5 – 3.

2009 – In his first start since throwing a perfect game on July 23rd, Mark Buehrle retires the first 17 batters he faces to set a new major league mark of 45 consecutive batters retired. The previous mark of 41 was set by Jim Barr in 1972 and tied by Buehrle’s teammate, Bobby Jenks, in 2007. The Twins still manage to beat the White Sox, 5 – 3.

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The Angels, with the top record in baseball, defeat one of baseball’s best pitchers, Daisuke Matsuzaka, who entered the game with a record of 11-1, 7 – 5 over Boston. Home runs by Casey Kotchman and Torii Hunter are the big blows. In a losing cause, Manny Ramirez homers for the 20th time this season and becomes the 8th player in history with 14 straight 20-homer seasons. Three days from now, Ramirez will be traded.

The Angels, with the top record in baseball, defeat one of baseball’s best pitchers, Daisuke Matsuzaka, who entered the game with a record of 11-1, 7 – 5 over Boston. Home runs by Casey Kotchman and Torii Hunter are the big blows. In a losing cause, Manny Ramirez homers for the 20th time this season and becomes the 8th player in history with 14 straight 20-homer seasons. Three days from now, Ramirez will be traded.

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With the help of two day-night doubleheaders, MLB establishes a new daily attendance record as 717,478 go through the turnstiles for the 17 games played on Saturday. The former mark of 640,412, set on July 3, 1999, was accomplished with the same number of games played.

With the help of two day-night doubleheaders, MLB establishes a new daily attendance record as 717,478 go through the turnstiles for the 17 games played on Saturday. The former mark of 640,412, set on July 3, 1999, was accomplished with the same number of games played.

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The Brewers have a busy day wheeling and dealing as the team sends All-Star left-fielder Carlos Lee and a minor league outfielder to Texas and acquire third baseman David Bell from the Phillies in separate deals. The Brew Crew gets reliever Francisco Cordero, fly chasers Kevin Mench and Laynce Nix, and a minor league southpaw from the Rangers, and trade Class A right-hander Wilfrido Laureano to the Philadelphia for their new infielder.

The Brewers have a busy day wheeling and dealing as the team sends All-Star left-fielder Carlos Lee and a minor league outfielder to Texas and acquire third baseman David Bell from the Phillies in separate deals. The Brew Crew gets reliever Francisco Cordero, fly chasers Kevin Mench and Laynce Nix, and a minor league southpaw from the Rangers, and trade Class A right-hander Wilfrido Laureano to the Philadelphia for their new infielder.

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In an 8-7 loss to the Diamondbacks at Minute Maid Park, Luke Scott becomes the first rookie and sixth player in franchise history to hit for the cycle. The Houston 28 year-old right-fielder, who had a three-run homer in the fourth, a fifth-inning triple, and a double in the seventh inning, completes the rare feat with a two-out single in the 11th inning.

In an 8-7 loss to the Diamondbacks at Minute Maid Park, Luke Scott becomes the first rookie and sixth player in franchise history to hit for the cycle. The Houston 28 year-old right-fielder, who had a three-run homer in the fourth, a fifth-inning triple, and a double in the seventh inning, completes the rare feat with a two-out single in the 11th inning.

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2005 – The Blue Jays play the longest game in franchise history, innings-wise, an 18-inning marathon against the Angels at Rogers Centre. The Jays win, 2 – 1, after nearly five hours of play, when Orlando Hudson hits a line drive past a drawn-in infield, scoring Alex Rios from third base.

2005 – The Blue Jays play the longest game in franchise history, innings-wise, an 18-inning marathon against the Angels at Rogers Centre. The Jays win, 2 – 1, after nearly five hours of play, when Orlando Hudson hits a line drive past a drawn-in infield, scoring Alex Rios from third base.

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At Whataburger Field, a trio of Frisco RoughRiders (Rangers-AA) pitchers hurls nine perfect innings to beat the hometown Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros-AA), 3-0. A.J. Murray (6), Steve Karsay (2), and Scott Feldman (1) combine to throw only the third nine-inning perfect game, the first by a combination of hurlers, in the 117-year history of the Texas League.

At Whataburger Field, a trio of Frisco RoughRiders (Rangers-AA) pitchers hurls nine perfect innings to beat the hometown Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros-AA), 3-0. A.J. Murray (6), Steve Karsay (2), and Scott Feldman (1) combine to throw only the third nine-inning perfect game, the first by a combination of hurlers, in the 117-year history of the Texas League.

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Troy Percival strikes out Alfonso Soriano and gets Mark Teixeira to ground out to nail down a 2-0 Angels victory over Texas in Anaheim. The 34 year-old right-hander becomes the 18th major league closer to record 300 career saves and the fifth-fastest to reach the milestone.

Troy Percival strikes out Alfonso Soriano and gets Mark Teixeira to ground out to nail down a 2-0 Angels victory over Texas in Anaheim. The 34 year-old right-hander becomes the 18th major league closer to record 300 career saves and the fifth-fastest to reach the milestone.

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During his induction speech at the Hall of Fame ceremonies in Cooperstown, with the song Somewhere Over the Rainbow playing in the background and a copy of The Wizard of Oz in his hands, Ozzie Smith compares his baseball career to Dorothy’s away trip from Kansas. Citing the recipe for his success during his 19-year career with the Cardinals and Padres, the 47-year-old tells the crowd he had the mind to dream, which the Scarecrow cherished, a heart to believe, which the Tin Man wanted, and courage, which the Lion lacked, in order to persevere.

During his induction speech at the Hall of Fame ceremonies in Cooperstown, with the song Somewhere Over the Rainbow playing in the background and a copy of The Wizard of Oz in his hands, Ozzie Smith compares his baseball career to Dorothy’s away trip from Kansas. Citing the recipe for his success during his 19-year career with the Cardinals and Padres, the 47-year-old tells the crowd he had the mind to dream, which the Scarecrow cherished, a heart to believe, which the Tin Man wanted, and courage, which the Lion lacked, in order to persevere.

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During his induction speech at the Hall of Fame ceremonies in Cooperstown, with the song ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ playing in the background and with a copy of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ in his hands, Ozzie Smith compares his baseball career to Dorothy’s away trip from Kansas. Citing the recipe for his success during his 19-year career with the Cardinals and Padres, the 47 year-old tells the crowd he had the mind to dream, which the Scarecrow cherished, a heart to believe, which the Tin Man wanted, and courage to persevere, which the Lion lacked.

During his induction speech at the Hall of Fame ceremonies in Cooperstown, with the song ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ playing in the background and with a copy of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ in his hands, Ozzie Smith compares his baseball career to Dorothy’s away trip from Kansas. Citing the recipe for his success during his 19-year career with the Cardinals and Padres, the 47 year-old tells the crowd he had the mind to dream, which the Scarecrow cherished, a heart to believe, which the Tin Man wanted, and courage to persevere, which the Lion lacked.

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In a 7-1 loss to the Phillies at Turner Field, Gary Sheffield’s team record of reaching base ends at 52 straight games. The Braves’ right fielder surpasses Dale Murphy’s previous mark of 48 consecutive contests.

In a 7-1 loss to the Phillies at Turner Field, Gary Sheffield’s team record of reaching base ends at 52 straight games. The Braves’ right fielder surpasses Dale Murphy’s previous mark of 48 consecutive contests.

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During his induction speech at the Hall of Fame ceremonies in Cooperstown, with the song ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ playing in the background and with a copy of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ in his hands, Ozzie Smith compares his baseball career to Dorothy’s away trip from Kansas. The 47 year-old, citing the recipe for his success during his 19-year career with the Cardinals and Padres, tells the crowd he had the mind to dream, which the Scarecrow cherished, a heart to believe, which the Tin Man wanted, and courage to persevere, which the Lion lacked.

During his induction speech at the Hall of Fame ceremonies in Cooperstown, with the song ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ playing in the background and with a copy of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ in his hands, Ozzie Smith compares his baseball career to Dorothy’s away trip from Kansas. The 47 year-old, citing the recipe for his success during his 19-year career with the Cardinals and Padres, tells the crowd he had the mind to dream, which the Scarecrow cherished, a heart to believe, which the Tin Man wanted, and courage to persevere, which the Lion lacked.

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The Giants trade two minor league pitchers, right-hander Felix Diaz and left-hander Ryan Meaux, to obtain veteran center fielder Kenny Lofton from the White Sox. The 35 year-old outfielder will finish the season with the second-place club, hitting .267 in 46 games before signing as a free agent with the Pirates.

The Giants trade two minor league pitchers, right-hander Felix Diaz and left-hander Ryan Meaux, to obtain veteran center fielder Kenny Lofton from the White Sox. The 35 year-old outfielder will finish the season with the second-place club, hitting .267 in 46 games before signing as a free agent with the Pirates.

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