Tag: June 23

1986 – Glenn Davis slugs a two-run shot off Ted Power in the bottom of the ninth to shock the Reds, 7-6. Davis had earlier singled home a run. Larry Andersen is the winning pitcher without officially facing a batter. He tags out Buddy Bell at the plate after tossing a wild pitch that ends a ninth-inning Cincinnati threat. 

1986 – Glenn Davis slugs a two-run shot off Ted Power in the bottom of the ninth to shock the Reds, 7-6. Davis had earlier singled home a run. Larry Andersen is the winning pitcher without officially facing a batter. He tags out Buddy Bell at the plate after tossing a wild pitch that ends a ninth-inning Cincinnati threat. 

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1975 – Bob Watson’s three-run homer off Burt Hooton caps a six-run outburst against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Wayne Granger pitches the final 2-2/3rds innings to save the 6-5 victory. Granger picks off Ron Cey at third base in order to preserve the win. 

1975 – Bob Watson’s three-run homer off Burt Hooton caps a six-run outburst against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Wayne Granger pitches the final 2-2/3rds innings to save the 6-5 victory. Granger picks off Ron Cey at third base in order to preserve the win. 

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1973 – Tommy Helms goes 4-for-5 to spark a 6-3 victory over the Giants. Jerry Reuss takes the win and singles home Helms with the eventual game-winner. Rafael Batista gets his first big league hit.

1973 – Tommy Helms goes 4-for-5 to spark a 6-3 victory over the Giants. Jerry Reuss takes the win and singles home Helms with the eventual game-winner. Rafael Batista gets his first big league hit.

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1995 – Derek Bell caps a four-hit night with the game-winning RBI as he drives home Brian Hunter for a 3-2, twelve-inning triumph over the Cubs. Craig Shipley had tied it in the bottom of the ninth with a sacrifice fly off Randy Myers. Todd Jones fans five of the seven Chicagoans he faces to get the victory. 

1995 – Derek Bell caps a four-hit night with the game-winning RBI as he drives home Brian Hunter for a 3-2, twelve-inning triumph over the Cubs. Craig Shipley had tied it in the bottom of the ninth with a sacrifice fly off Randy Myers. Todd Jones fans five of the seven Chicagoans he faces to get the victory. 

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1993 – Eric Anthony smacks a three-run homer off Jim Gott in the top of the ninth to upend the Dodgers, 5-3. Luis Gonzalez had previously gone deep off Tom Candiotti. Doug Drabek hangs in long enough to claim the win. 

1993 – Eric Anthony smacks a three-run homer off Jim Gott in the top of the ninth to upend the Dodgers, 5-3. Luis Gonzalez had previously gone deep off Tom Candiotti. Doug Drabek hangs in long enough to claim the win. 

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For the third straight game, the Dodgers win on a walk-off homer­, and for the third straight game, it’s a rookie who hits the winning blow. After Matt Beaty and Alex Verdugo, it is Will Smith’s turn to play the hero as he launches a three-run pinch homer in the bottom of the 9th for a 6 – 3 win over the Rockies.

For the third straight game, the Dodgers win on a walk-off homer­, and for the third straight game, it’s a rookie who hits the winning blow. After Matt Beaty and Alex Verdugo, it is Will Smith’s turn to play the hero as he launches a three-run pinch homer in the bottom of the 9th for a 6 – 3 win over the Rockies.

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Tensions boil over in the clubhouse of the struggling Mets after a 5 – 3 loss to the Cubs at Wrigley Field as manager Mickey Callaway accuses Newsday beat reporter Tim Healey of antagonizing people. The exchange quickly degenerates as P Jason Vargas also gets involved and threatens to knock out the journalist while Callaway shouts for him to leave the clubhouse, using choice profanities.

Tensions boil over in the clubhouse of the struggling Mets after a 5 – 3 loss to the Cubs at Wrigley Field as manager Mickey Callaway accuses Newsday beat reporter Tim Healey of antagonizing people. The exchange quickly degenerates as P Jason Vargas also gets involved and threatens to knock out the journalist while Callaway shouts for him to leave the clubhouse, using choice profanities.

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2017 – With a four-run rally in the 9th, the Royals come back to defeat the Blue Jays, 5 – 4. It is their 10th win in their last 12 games and brings them back to .500 for the first time since April. They had been 0-29 when trailing after 8 innings until Whit Merrifield caps the rally with a two-run double.

2017 – With a four-run rally in the 9th, the Royals come back to defeat the Blue Jays, 5 – 4. It is their 10th win in their last 12 games and brings them back to .500 for the first time since April. They had been 0-29 when trailing after 8 innings until Whit Merrifield caps the rally with a two-run double.

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The Pirates are also playing well, completing a three-game sweep of the Angels on the road with a dramatic comeback in the top of the 9th. Trailing 6 – 3, they tie the game against closer Ernesto Frieri, with a two-out pinch double by Russell Martin being the key blow, then add four runs in the top of the 10th. Travis Snider is the hero, as he hits a bases-loaded single that ends up scoring three runs when LF J.B. Shuck lets the ball get past him all the way to the wall. Leading 10 – 6, closer Jason Grilli, who has been almost perfect so far this year, gives up three runs, but strikes out Mike Trout with the tying and winning runs in scoring position, as the Bucs hold on for a 10 – 9 win.

The Pirates are also playing well, completing a three-game sweep of the Angels on the road with a dramatic comeback in the top of the 9th. Trailing 6 – 3, they tie the game against closer Ernesto Frieri, with a two-out pinch double by Russell Martin being the key blow, then add four runs in the top of the 10th. Travis Snider is the hero, as he hits a bases-loaded single that ends up scoring three runs when LF J.B. Shuck lets the ball get past him all the way to the wall. Leading 10 – 6, closer Jason Grilli, who has been almost perfect so far this year, gives up three runs, but strikes out Mike Trout with the tying and winning runs in scoring position, as the Bucs hold on for a 10 – 9 win.

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The Blue Jays keep on winning, recording their 11th straight in defeating the Orioles, 13 – 5, matching a team record from 1987 and 1998. Ryan Flaherty hits two homers in a losing cause as prize off-season acquisition Josh Johnson finally picks up his first win as a Jay.

The Blue Jays keep on winning, recording their 11th straight in defeating the Orioles, 13 – 5, matching a team record from 1987 and 1998. Ryan Flaherty hits two homers in a losing cause as prize off-season acquisition Josh Johnson finally picks up his first win as a Jay.

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Jim Thome sets a major league mark with his 13th career walk-off home run, a solo shot over the left-field wall in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Phillies a dramatic 7-6 victory over Tampa Bay. Before today’s historic round-tripper at Citizens Bank Park, the 41 year-old five-time All-Star Thome had shared the record with five Hall of Famers: Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, Stan Musial, and Frank Robinson.

Jim Thome sets a major league mark with his 13th career walk-off home run, a solo shot over the left-field wall in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Phillies a dramatic 7-6 victory over Tampa Bay. Before today’s historic round-tripper at Citizens Bank Park, the 41 year-old five-time All-Star Thome had shared the record with five Hall of Famers: Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, Stan Musial, and Frank Robinson.

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The Blue Jays and Marlins are tied at 1 after 8 innings, when the Jays erupt for 6 runs in the top of the 9th. Edwin Encarnacion leads off the inning with a solo homer off Steve Cishek and Colby Rasmus later hits a grand slam as Toronto ends up with a 7 – 1 win that puts Miami in last place in the NL East.

The Blue Jays and Marlins are tied at 1 after 8 innings, when the Jays erupt for 6 runs in the top of the 9th. Edwin Encarnacion leads off the inning with a solo homer off Steve Cishek and Colby Rasmus later hits a grand slam as Toronto ends up with a 7 – 1 win that puts Miami in last place in the NL East.

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Jim Thome hits a walk-off homer off Tampa Bay’s Jake McGee in the bottom of the 9th to give the Phillies a 7 – 6 win. It is Thome’s 609th career homer, tying him with Sammy Sosa for 7th place on the all-time list, and the 13th in walk-off fashion, the most in history; five players have hit 12, and all are Hall of Famers: Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Mantle, Stan Musial, Frank Robinson and Babe Ruth. The 900th win of manager Charlie Manuel’s career moves the Phillies out of last place in the NL East. Earlier in the 9th inning, Jonathan Papelbon had blown a 6 – 4 lead for his first blown save of the season, but Thome’s blast makes him the winner.

Jim Thome hits a walk-off homer off Tampa Bay’s Jake McGee in the bottom of the 9th to give the Phillies a 7 – 6 win. It is Thome’s 609th career homer, tying him with Sammy Sosa for 7th place on the all-time list, and the 13th in walk-off fashion, the most in history; five players have hit 12, and all are Hall of Famers: Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Mantle, Stan Musial, Frank Robinson and Babe Ruth. The 900th win of manager Charlie Manuel’s career moves the Phillies out of last place in the NL East. Earlier in the 9th inning, Jonathan Papelbon had blown a 6 – 4 lead for his first blown save of the season, but Thome’s blast makes him the winner.

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It’s not always easy being (furry and) green. The Phillie Phanatic, making a special appearance at a Lehigh Valley IronPigs game in Allentown, PA, is struck by a foul ball while entertaining the fans from the top of the first-base dugout in the 3rd inning. He is taken to hospital but released shortly afterwards. Tom Burgoyne, the man inside the costume, suffers only a bruise above the eye.

It’s not always easy being (furry and) green. The Phillie Phanatic, making a special appearance at a Lehigh Valley IronPigs game in Allentown, PA, is struck by a foul ball while entertaining the fans from the top of the first-base dugout in the 3rd inning. He is taken to hospital but released shortly afterwards. Tom Burgoyne, the man inside the costume, suffers only a bruise above the eye.

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The Washington Nationals win another game, completing a three-game sweep of the Mariners with a 1 – 0 victory. Nats starter Jason Marquis takes a no-hitter into the 6th, which is broken up by his opponent Michael Pineda’s first major league hit. The only run scores in the bottom of the 9th off Chris Ray, thanks to a single by Michael Morse, a bunt single by Danny Espinosa, followed by another bunt by Ivan Rodriguez which loads the bases as 1B Adam Kennedy unwisely attempts to cut down pinch-runner Brian Bixler at third base instead of settling for the sure out. Jerry Hairston then forces out Bixler at home on a hard-hit grounder to short, but Jayson Nix follows with a game-ending sacrifice fly, scoring Espinosa. Following the game, in a stunning turn of events, Washington manager Jim Riggleman hands in his resignation. He justifies his decision by GM Mike Rizzo’s refusal to negotiate an extension of his contract for 2012. Bench coach John McLaren takes over as interim manager with the team one game above .500, its best record since 2005, the result of having won 11 of its last 12 games. Rizzo expresses his disappointment at the turn of events, stating: “I was always taught that one of the cardinal rules of baseball was that no individual can put his interests before those of the team.”

The Washington Nationals win another game, completing a three-game sweep of the Mariners with a 1 – 0 victory. Nats starter Jason Marquis takes a no-hitter into the 6th, which is broken up by his opponent Michael Pineda’s first major league hit. The only run scores in the bottom of the 9th off Chris Ray, thanks to a single by Michael Morse, a bunt single by Danny Espinosa, followed by another bunt by Ivan Rodriguez which loads the bases as 1B Adam Kennedy unwisely attempts to cut down pinch-runner Brian Bixler at third base instead of settling for the sure out. Jerry Hairston then forces out Bixler at home on a hard-hit grounder to short, but Jayson Nix follows with a game-ending sacrifice fly, scoring Espinosa. Following the game, in a stunning turn of events, Washington manager Jim Riggleman hands in his resignation. He justifies his decision by GM Mike Rizzo’s refusal to negotiate an extension of his contract for 2012. Bench coach John McLaren takes over as interim manager with the team one game above .500, its best record since 2005, the result of having won 11 of its last 12 games. Rizzo expresses his disappointment at the turn of events, stating: “I was always taught that one of the cardinal rules of baseball was that no individual can put his interests before those of the team.”

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Upset by the management’s lack of commitment about his future with the team, Nationals manager Jim Riggleman resigns abruptly after the team beats Seattle, 1-0. The club, having won 11 of their past 12 games, are 38-37 at the time of their skipper’s departure.

Upset by the management’s lack of commitment about his future with the team, Nationals manager Jim Riggleman resigns abruptly after the team beats Seattle, 1-0. The club, having won 11 of their past 12 games, are 38-37 at the time of their skipper’s departure.

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Even when he loses, Nationals super-rookie Stephen Strasburg is almost untouchable. The Royals only score one run and strike out 9 times in 6 innings, but still hand him his first career loss, 1 – 0, behind Brian Bannister’s outstanding start. Strasburg collects his first hit and now has 41 strikeouts against only 5 walks in his first four starts.

Even when he loses, Nationals super-rookie Stephen Strasburg is almost untouchable. The Royals only score one run and strike out 9 times in 6 innings, but still hand him his first career loss, 1 – 0, behind Brian Bannister’s outstanding start. Strasburg collects his first hit and now has 41 strikeouts against only 5 walks in his first four starts.

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The Marlins fire manager Fredi Gonzalez and two coaches, naming AAA New Orleans manager Edwin Rodriguez to replace him, although rumors are that owner Jeffrey Loria wants to convince former New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine to take over the team. The move comes with Florida in 4th place in the NL East, but with a respectable 34-36 record. Loria explains that he wants to give the team a new impulsion.

The Marlins fire manager Fredi Gonzalez and two coaches, naming AAA New Orleans manager Edwin Rodriguez to replace him, although rumors are that owner Jeffrey Loria wants to convince former New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine to take over the team. The move comes with Florida in 4th place in the NL East, but with a respectable 34-36 record. Loria explains that he wants to give the team a new impulsion.

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He may have missed the season’s first month, but the Mariners’ ace, Cliff Lee, is still baffling hitters. He picks up is his 4th complete game of the season in defeating the Cubs, 8 – 1, also earning his 6th consecutive win and lowering his American League-leading ERA to 2.39. Michael Saunders homers and drives in 4 runs in support of Lee’s pitching.

He may have missed the season’s first month, but the Mariners’ ace, Cliff Lee, is still baffling hitters. He picks up is his 4th complete game of the season in defeating the Cubs, 8 – 1, also earning his 6th consecutive win and lowering his American League-leading ERA to 2.39. Michael Saunders homers and drives in 4 runs in support of Lee’s pitching.

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In a move that surprises its players, the fourth-place Marlins (34-36) fire their manager, Fredi Gonzalez, along with bench coach Carlos Tosca and hitting coach Jim Presley. Edwin Rodriguez, the skipper of the team’s Triple-A affiliate in New Orleans, is named to fill the position on an interim basis.

In a move that surprises its players, the fourth-place Marlins (34-36) fire their manager, Fredi Gonzalez, along with bench coach Carlos Tosca and hitting coach Jim Presley. Edwin Rodriguez, the skipper of the team’s Triple-A affiliate in New Orleans, is named to fill the position on an interim basis.

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2009 – Chase Utley homers and drives in four runs as Philadelphia crushes Tampa Bay, 10 – 1, in a rematch of last year’s World Series. Ryan Howard is back in the Phils’ line-up after a bout of sinusitis over the previous days put an end to his major league leading 343 consecutive games played streak. The Phillies score 6 runs in the 1st on their way to building a 10-run lead against rookie starter David Price. 46-year-old Jamie Moyer picks up the 251st win of his career.

2009 – Chase Utley homers and drives in four runs as Philadelphia crushes Tampa Bay, 10 – 1, in a rematch of last year’s World Series. Ryan Howard is back in the Phils’ line-up after a bout of sinusitis over the previous days put an end to his major league leading 343 consecutive games played streak. The Phillies score 6 runs in the 1st on their way to building a 10-run lead against rookie starter David Price. 46-year-old Jamie Moyer picks up the 251st win of his career.

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2008 – Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners hits a 2nd-inning grand slam off Johan Santana of the New York Mets in a 5 – 2 victory. He is the first American League pitcher to hit a grand slam since Steve Dunning did so on May 11, 1971.

2008 – Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners hits a 2nd-inning grand slam off Johan Santana of the New York Mets in a 5 – 2 victory. He is the first American League pitcher to hit a grand slam since Steve Dunning did so on May 11, 1971.

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In an inter-league contest against the Mets at Shea Stadium, Mariners’ right-hander Felix Hernandez becomes the first pitcher in the 31-year history of the franchise to hit a home run. The round-tripper, which comes off fellow Venezuela ace Johan Santana, is also the first grand slam hit by an American League pitcher since Steve Dunning of the Indians homered off A’s moundsman Diego Segui in 1971.

In an inter-league contest against the Mets at Shea Stadium, Mariners’ right-hander Felix Hernandez becomes the first pitcher in the 31-year history of the franchise to hit a home run. The round-tripper, which comes off fellow Venezuela ace Johan Santana, is also the first grand slam hit by an American League pitcher since Steve Dunning of the Indians homered off A’s moundsman Diego Segui in 1971.

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White Sox starter Jose Contreras establishes a franchise mark, surpassing LaMarr Hoyt and Wilson Alvarez, by winning his 16th consecutive decision when Chicago beats the Astros 7-4 in a matchup of last year’s World Series rivals. The Cuban right-hander, whose last defeat occurred on August 15 last season against the Twins, hasn’t been beaten in his past 21 regular season starts.

White Sox starter Jose Contreras establishes a franchise mark, surpassing LaMarr Hoyt and Wilson Alvarez, by winning his 16th consecutive decision when Chicago beats the Astros 7-4 in a matchup of last year’s World Series rivals. The Cuban right-hander, whose last defeat occurred on August 15 last season against the Twins, hasn’t been beaten in his past 21 regular season starts.

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2005 – Making his professional debut, Yakima Bears hurler Ryan Doherty pitches a perfect 6th and 7th, striking out three of the six batters he faces, during a 3 – 2 loss to the Vancouver Canadians. At 7′ 1″ , the right-hander from Toms River, New Jersey, who signed a free agent contract with Arizona after pitching for Notre Dame, becomes the tallest pitcher in professional baseball history, surpassing Jon Rauch who stands a mere 6′ 11″. A year later, another 7′ 1″ pitcher, Loek van Mil, will make his US debut after having pitched in the top Dutch league in 2005.

2005 – Making his professional debut, Yakima Bears hurler Ryan Doherty pitches a perfect 6th and 7th, striking out three of the six batters he faces, during a 3 – 2 loss to the Vancouver Canadians. At 7′ 1″ , the right-hander from Toms River, New Jersey, who signed a free agent contract with Arizona after pitching for Notre Dame, becomes the tallest pitcher in professional baseball history, surpassing Jon Rauch who stands a mere 6′ 11″. A year later, another 7′ 1″ pitcher, Loek van Mil, will make his US debut after having pitched in the top Dutch league in 2005.

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At Fenway Park, Manny Ramirez hits two homers totaling 964 feet, but he also leaves the bases loaded twice and the Blue Jays come back on the Red Sox, 9 – 6. Manny’s shots are 463 feet and 501 feet, the latter banging the net around the Coke bottle in left. It’s measured at 501 feet, a suspicious one foot short of Ted Williams’ 502-foot homer for the Fenway record.

At Fenway Park, Manny Ramirez hits two homers totaling 964 feet, but he also leaves the bases loaded twice and the Blue Jays come back on the Red Sox, 9 – 6. Manny’s shots are 463 feet and 501 feet, the latter banging the net around the Coke bottle in left. It’s measured at 501 feet, a suspicious one foot short of Ted Williams’ 502-foot homer for the Fenway record.

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2003 – Stealing second base at Pacific Bell Park in the 11th inning, Barry Bonds becomes the first player to hit 500 homers and steal 500 bases in his career. The Giants’ left fielder may not only be the charter member of the 500-500 club, many believe, including him, he will most likely be its only member, as no one else may ever reach this plateau.

2003 – Stealing second base at Pacific Bell Park in the 11th inning, Barry Bonds becomes the first player to hit 500 homers and steal 500 bases in his career. The Giants’ left fielder may not only be the charter member of the 500-500 club, many believe, including him, he will most likely be its only member, as no one else may ever reach this plateau.

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The Yankees attempt to shore up their bullpen by getting P Jay Witasick from the Padres for infield prospect D’Angelo Jimenez. The Yanks’ first choice, Expos P Ugueth Urbina, failed a physical exam and will end up with the Red Sox instead.

The Yankees attempt to shore up their bullpen by getting P Jay Witasick from the Padres for infield prospect D’Angelo Jimenez. The Yanks’ first choice, Expos P Ugueth Urbina, failed a physical exam and will end up with the Red Sox instead.

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Bret Boone drives in six runs when he hits three home runs in the Padres’ 10-7 victory over Cincinnati. Ruben Rivera’s three-run homer in the top of the tenth inning off Scott Williamson proves to be the difference in the Cinergy Field contest.

Bret Boone drives in six runs when he hits three home runs in the Padres’ 10-7 victory over Cincinnati. Ruben Rivera’s three-run homer in the top of the tenth inning off Scott Williamson proves to be the difference in the Cinergy Field contest.

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In Detroit, Yankee righty David Cone strikes out 16, his highest total in six years, and Cecil Fielder hits a three-run homer as New York wins, 5 – 2. Cone, who had shoulder surgery to repair an aneurysm on May 10, 1996, allows four hits, including homers by Bob Hamelin and Damion Easley, in eight innings.

In Detroit, Yankee righty David Cone strikes out 16, his highest total in six years, and Cecil Fielder hits a three-run homer as New York wins, 5 – 2. Cone, who had shoulder surgery to repair an aneurysm on May 10, 1996, allows four hits, including homers by Bob Hamelin and Damion Easley, in eight innings.

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Steve Finley cracks three homers and Wally Joyner adds two more as the visiting Padres beat the San Francisco Giants, 11 – 6. Jim Bruske gets his first major league win allowing three hits in five scoreless innings of relief.

Steve Finley cracks three homers and Wally Joyner adds two more as the visiting Padres beat the San Francisco Giants, 11 – 6. Jim Bruske gets his first major league win allowing three hits in five scoreless innings of relief.

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In Cleveland, Matt Lawton has four hits and Brad Radke wins his fourth straight start as the Twins top Cleveland, 7 – 2. Pat Meares has a two-run homer for the Twins. For Cleveland, Sandy Alomar Jr. extends his hitting streak to 22 games with a single and Jim Thome accounts for all the scoring with two solo homers.

In Cleveland, Matt Lawton has four hits and Brad Radke wins his fourth straight start as the Twins top Cleveland, 7 – 2. Pat Meares has a two-run homer for the Twins. For Cleveland, Sandy Alomar Jr. extends his hitting streak to 22 games with a single and Jim Thome accounts for all the scoring with two solo homers.

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The Reds defeat the Giants, 7 – 5, in a contest which sees San Francisco P Pat Gomez throw three consecutive wild pitches in the 8th inning. Gomez’s next pitch, like the three previous ones, bounces in the dirt, but C Kirt Manwaring is able to block it, preventing Gomez from becoming just the third pitcher ever to throw four wild pitches in an inning.

The Reds defeat the Giants, 7 – 5, in a contest which sees San Francisco P Pat Gomez throw three consecutive wild pitches in the 8th inning. Gomez’s next pitch, like the three previous ones, bounces in the dirt, but C Kirt Manwaring is able to block it, preventing Gomez from becoming just the third pitcher ever to throw four wild pitches in an inning.

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A brawl during a Class A Florida State League game between the Charlotte Rangers and the West Palm Beach Expos results in a record $4,425 in fines, and 44 suspensions. With both benches and bullpens emptying, the only players who escape without fines or suspensions are either in the clubhouse or not at the game.

A brawl during a Class A Florida State League game between the Charlotte Rangers and the West Palm Beach Expos results in a record $4,425 in fines, and 44 suspensions. With both benches and bullpens emptying, the only players who escape without fines or suspensions are either in the clubhouse or not at the game.

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Oakland P Bobby Witt narrowly misses hurling a perfect game, defeating Kansas City on a 4 – 0 one-hitter. Umpire Gary Cederstrom calls Greg Gagne safe on a close play at first in the 6th inning, for the Royals’ only hit, but TV replays show that Gagne was out. The play goes 1B Troy Neel to Witt covering. Witt fans 14 and does not walk a batter in his masterpiece.

Oakland P Bobby Witt narrowly misses hurling a perfect game, defeating Kansas City on a 4 – 0 one-hitter. Umpire Gary Cederstrom calls Greg Gagne safe on a close play at first in the 6th inning, for the Royals’ only hit, but TV replays show that Gagne was out. The play goes 1B Troy Neel to Witt covering. Witt fans 14 and does not walk a batter in his masterpiece.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee fails to approve antitrust legislation by a vote of 10-7. According to Donald Fehr, executive director of the Major League Players Association, the action leaves the players with little choice but to strike.

The Senate Judiciary Committee fails to approve antitrust legislation by a vote of 10-7. According to Donald Fehr, executive director of the Major League Players Association, the action leaves the players with little choice but to strike.

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