Tag: May 9

1963 – Frank Robinson blasts two home runs and drives in seven as the Reds stampede the Colts, 13-3. The last of his mammoth shots comes at the expense of Jim Umbricht, making his first appearance after cancer surgery. Umbricht has over 100 stitches in his leg as he takes the mound.

1963 – Frank Robinson blasts two home runs and drives in seven as the Reds stampede the Colts, 13-3. The last of his mammoth shots comes at the expense of Jim Umbricht, making his first appearance after cancer surgery. Umbricht has over 100 stitches in his leg as he takes the mound.

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2007 – Woody Williams, a Houston native signed at age 40 as a free agent, gets his first win as an Astro in eight starts. The righthander gets the gamewinning hit as well, a bloop single to right for a 3-2 victory in Cincinnati. Lance Berkman supplies the other two runs with a homer in the third. Criag Biggio leads off the game with a double, the 646th of his career to tie Carl Yastrzemski for seventh all time. It’s his 2,963rd career hit. 

2007 – Woody Williams, a Houston native signed at age 40 as a free agent, gets his first win as an Astro in eight starts. The righthander gets the gamewinning hit as well, a bloop single to right for a 3-2 victory in Cincinnati. Lance Berkman supplies the other two runs with a homer in the third. Criag Biggio leads off the game with a double, the 646th of his career to tie Carl Yastrzemski for seventh all time. It’s his 2,963rd career hit. 

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2000 – Ken Caminiti belts a grand slam and Craig Biggio drives in four to lead Houston past Colorado, 13-8, at Enron Field. The Astros climb out of a 7-1 hole with Caminiti’s slam and a four-run sixth. 

2000 – Ken Caminiti belts a grand slam and Craig Biggio drives in four to lead Houston past Colorado, 13-8, at Enron Field. The Astros climb out of a 7-1 hole with Caminiti’s slam and a four-run sixth. 

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1983 – Phil Garner scores the winning run while ex-Astro Danny Heep argues the call of first base ump Terry Tata in a 6-4 victory over the New York Mets. Tata had ruled that Jose Cruz beat Heep to the bag on a roller to first. Nobody calls for time and Garner alertly speeds home. Garner’s double off the third base bag had scored Omar Moreno and Dickie Thon to set up the go-ahead moment. 

1983 – Phil Garner scores the winning run while ex-Astro Danny Heep argues the call of first base ump Terry Tata in a 6-4 victory over the New York Mets. Tata had ruled that Jose Cruz beat Heep to the bag on a roller to first. Nobody calls for time and Garner alertly speeds home. Garner’s double off the third base bag had scored Omar Moreno and Dickie Thon to set up the go-ahead moment. 

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1976 – Houston catchers combine for the cycle during a 10-5 beating of St. Louis. Cliff Johnson pounds four hits (two singles, a double and a homer) before twisting his ankle. Backup Skip Jutze triples in the seventh. 

1976 – Houston catchers combine for the cycle during a 10-5 beating of St. Louis. Cliff Johnson pounds four hits (two singles, a double and a homer) before twisting his ankle. Backup Skip Jutze triples in the seventh. 

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With a solo homer in the 3rd inning in a 13 – 0 win against the Tigers, Albert Pujols of the Angels becomes the fifth player in major league history to collect 2,000 RBIs. Many articles say he is just the third player to reach the milestone, but that is discounting the 224 RBIs collected by Babe Ruth before the statistic became official in 1920, placing him above the threshold, and the entire career of 19th century great Cap Anson.

With a solo homer in the 3rd inning in a 13 – 0 win against the Tigers, Albert Pujols of the Angels becomes the fifth player in major league history to collect 2,000 RBIs. Many articles say he is just the third player to reach the milestone, but that is discounting the 224 RBIs collected by Babe Ruth before the statistic became official in 1920, placing him above the threshold, and the entire career of 19th century great Cap Anson.

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In a game in Cincinnati, the Mets gave a lineup card to the home plate umpire that was not the same as the one they posted in the dugout. The official one had Astrubal Cabrera hitting second and Wilmer Flores third, but the one in the dugout had them in the reverse order. In the top of the first, Brandon Nimmo led off and struck out. Flores came up next, out of order, and also fanned. Naturally, the Reds did not object. Cabrera then hit a ground rule double. When Jay Bruce, the #4 hitter on both lineup cards came up, the Reds pointed out that Bruce should have hit after Flores because an accepted out of turn play resets the position in the lineup, and Bruce followed Flores on the umpire’s card. Bruce, the correct batter was called out, and Cabrera’s double was eliminated effectively meaning that Cabrera did not bat in the first inning. Adrian Gonzalez, the #5 hitter, correctly led off in the top of the second and singled. The Reds asked about it, and the umpire ruled properly that the single stood. For the rest of the game, Cabrera batted in the #2 slot as he should have in the first.

In a game in Cincinnati, the Mets gave a lineup card to the home plate umpire that was not the same as the one they posted in the dugout. The official one had Astrubal Cabrera hitting second and Wilmer Flores third, but the one in the dugout had them in the reverse order. In the top of the first, Brandon Nimmo led off and struck out. Flores came up next, out of order, and also fanned. Naturally, the Reds did not object. Cabrera then hit a ground rule double. When Jay Bruce, the #4 hitter on both lineup cards came up, the Reds pointed out that Bruce should have hit after Flores because an accepted out of turn play resets the position in the lineup, and Bruce followed Flores on the umpire’s card. Bruce, the correct batter was called out, and Cabrera’s double was eliminated effectively meaning that Cabrera did not bat in the first inning. Adrian Gonzalez, the #5 hitter, correctly led off in the top of the second and singled. The Reds asked about it, and the umpire ruled properly that the single stood. For the rest of the game, Cabrera batted in the #2 slot as he should have in the first.

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The Yankees take sole possession of first place in the AL East with a 9 – 6 win over the Red Sox, their 17th win in their last 18 games. Boston has a 6 – 5 lead going into the bottom of the 8th, but relievers Matt Barnesand Craig Kimbrel get tagged for four runs, on a two-run triple by Brett Gardner and a homer by Aaron Judge. Gardner, who was hitting just .198 coming into the game, adds a pair of doubles and scores three runs.

The Yankees take sole possession of first place in the AL East with a 9 – 6 win over the Red Sox, their 17th win in their last 18 games. Boston has a 6 – 5 lead going into the bottom of the 8th, but relievers Matt Barnesand Craig Kimbrel get tagged for four runs, on a two-run triple by Brett Gardner and a homer by Aaron Judge. Gardner, who was hitting just .198 coming into the game, adds a pair of doubles and scores three runs.

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5/9/2016: In the bottom of the second inning, Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto’s fly to CF just cleared the fence. Marcell Ozuna returned to 1B in case the ball was caught as Realmuto rounded the 1B bag. No call was made on the play and Realmuto continued around the bases behind Ozuna, Crew chief Brian Gorman requested a review, which overturned the call to passing a runner. Realmuto was called out and Ozuna scored. Realmuto was credited with an RBI single.

5/9/2016: In the bottom of the second inning, Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto’s fly to CF just cleared the fence. Marcell Ozuna returned to 1B in case the ball was caught as Realmuto rounded the 1B bag. No call was made on the play and Realmuto continued around the bases behind Ozuna, Crew chief Brian Gorman requested a review, which overturned the call to passing a runner. Realmuto was called out and Ozuna scored. Realmuto was credited with an RBI single.

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Bryce Harper continues his insanely hot streak, as he connects for a two-run walk-off homer against Cody Martin to give the Nationals an 8 – 6 win over the Braves. This comes a day after he became the youngest player ever to hit five homers in two days; he is also the first player in ten years to have hit 6 homers in 3 games, since Hee-Seop Choi in 2005.

Bryce Harper continues his insanely hot streak, as he connects for a two-run walk-off homer against Cody Martin to give the Nationals an 8 – 6 win over the Braves. This comes a day after he became the youngest player ever to hit five homers in two days; he is also the first player in ten years to have hit 6 homers in 3 games, since Hee-Seop Choi in 2005.

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The Pirates become the first team in major league history to turn a 4-5-4 triple play in their 7 – 5 win over the Cardinals. With runners on second and third base in the 2nd inning, Yadier Molina lines out to 2B Neil Walker, who throws to 3B Jung Ho Kang to double off Jhonny Peralta; Kang then throws back to Walker who gets to second base ahead of Jason Heyward, who freezes between second and third base.

The Pirates become the first team in major league history to turn a 4-5-4 triple play in their 7 – 5 win over the Cardinals. With runners on second and third base in the 2nd inning, Yadier Molina lines out to 2B Neil Walker, who throws to 3B Jung Ho Kang to double off Jhonny Peralta; Kang then throws back to Walker who gets to second base ahead of Jason Heyward, who freezes between second and third base.

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With runners on second and third, the Pirates turn the first recorded 4-5-4 triple play in baseball history, recording all three outs entirely on the left side of the infield. The oddity occurs when Yadier Molina lines out to second baseman Neil Walker (1), who throws to third baseman Jung Ho Kang to double up Jhonny Peralta (2), who had strayed too far off the third, and then fields the third baseman’s return throw to triple up Jason Heywood at second base (3).

With runners on second and third, the Pirates turn the first recorded 4-5-4 triple play in baseball history, recording all three outs entirely on the left side of the infield. The oddity occurs when Yadier Molina lines out to second baseman Neil Walker (1), who throws to third baseman Jung Ho Kang to double up Jhonny Peralta (2), who had strayed too far off the third, and then fields the third baseman’s return throw to triple up Jason Heywood at second base (3).

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Yu Darvish comes within one out of throwing a no-hitter as the Rangers’ ace allows a single to David Ortiz with two outs in the 9th. Darvish then comes out and Alexi Ogando retires Mike Napoli to end the game with Texas winning, 8 – 0, over the Red Sox. Ortiz had broken up Darvish’s bid for a perfect game two innings earlier when his pop fly to shallow right dropped between 2B Rougned Odor and RF Alex Rios in the 7th; Rios was charged with an error on that play, however, and Darvish allowed a couple of walks before facing Ortiz again. It’s a case of déjà vu for Darvish, as he has previously come within an out of a perfect game on April 2, 2013. On May 14th, Major League Baseball will overturn official scorer Steve Weller’s ruling on Ortiz’s 7th-inning blooper, calling it a hit as well.

Yu Darvish comes within one out of throwing a no-hitter as the Rangers’ ace allows a single to David Ortiz with two outs in the 9th. Darvish then comes out and Alexi Ogando retires Mike Napoli to end the game with Texas winning, 8 – 0, over the Red Sox. Ortiz had broken up Darvish’s bid for a perfect game two innings earlier when his pop fly to shallow right dropped between 2B Rougned Odor and RF Alex Rios in the 7th; Rios was charged with an error on that play, however, and Darvish allowed a couple of walks before facing Ortiz again. It’s a case of déjà vu for Darvish, as he has previously come within an out of a perfect game on April 2, 2013. On May 14th, Major League Baseball will overturn official scorer Steve Weller’s ruling on Ortiz’s 7th-inning blooper, calling it a hit as well.

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The Angels defeat the Astros, 6 – 5, in a game played under protest. Angels manager Mike Scioscia objects when home plate umpire Fieldin Culbreth allows Houston manager Bo Porter to replace reliever Wesley Wrightwith Hector Ambriz before Wright has faced a single batter in the top of the 7th. This is in apparent contradiction to rule 3.05 (b), that explicitly states that “the substitute pitcher shall pitch to the batter then at-bat, or any substitute batter, until such batter is put out or reaches first base, or until the offensive team is put out, unless the substitute pitcher sustains injury.” The Angels, who trail 5 – 3 at the time of the controversial call, drop the protest as they win the game on Mark Trumbo’s two-run homer and Alberto Callaspo’s sacrifice fly; for his part, Culbreth refuses to give an explanation for his errant call but the Commissioner’s office will suspend him for two days for his egregious misinterpretation of the rule.

The Angels defeat the Astros, 6 – 5, in a game played under protest. Angels manager Mike Scioscia objects when home plate umpire Fieldin Culbreth allows Houston manager Bo Porter to replace reliever Wesley Wrightwith Hector Ambriz before Wright has faced a single batter in the top of the 7th. This is in apparent contradiction to rule 3.05 (b), that explicitly states that “the substitute pitcher shall pitch to the batter then at-bat, or any substitute batter, until such batter is put out or reaches first base, or until the offensive team is put out, unless the substitute pitcher sustains injury.” The Angels, who trail 5 – 3 at the time of the controversial call, drop the protest as they win the game on Mark Trumbo’s two-run homer and Alberto Callaspo’s sacrifice fly; for his part, Culbreth refuses to give an explanation for his errant call but the Commissioner’s office will suspend him for two days for his egregious misinterpretation of the rule.

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In his third game since returning from shoulder surgery, C Brian McCann homers and drives in three runs to lead the Braves to a 6 – 3 win over the Giants. Craig Kimbrel picks up his 100th career save in the contest.

In his third game since returning from shoulder surgery, C Brian McCann homers and drives in three runs to lead the Braves to a 6 – 3 win over the Giants. Craig Kimbrel picks up his 100th career save in the contest.

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For only the third time ever, the reigning Cy Young Award winners face off. David Price and R.A. Dickey get no-decisions as the Rays top the Blue Jays, 5 – 4. The other match-ups had been Orel Hershiser vs. Frank Viola in 1989 and Tom Glavine vs. Roger Clemens in 1999.

For only the third time ever, the reigning Cy Young Award winners face off. David Price and R.A. Dickey get no-decisions as the Rays top the Blue Jays, 5 – 4. The other match-ups had been Orel Hershiser vs. Frank Viola in 1989 and Tom Glavine vs. Roger Clemens in 1999.

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The Yankees find out what it’s like not to have the greatest closer in history available to pitch for them, as David Robertson blows a 1 – 0, 9th-inning lead against the Rays. He loads the bases quickly, then gives up a game-tying sacrifice fly to B.J. Upton and a three-run homer to Matt Joyce as Tampa Bay wins, 4 – 1. These are the first runs given up by Robertson this year; he had been successful in his first opportunity to close in place of the injured Mariano Rivera on May 8th.

The Yankees find out what it’s like not to have the greatest closer in history available to pitch for them, as David Robertson blows a 1 – 0, 9th-inning lead against the Rays. He loads the bases quickly, then gives up a game-tying sacrifice fly to B.J. Upton and a three-run homer to Matt Joyce as Tampa Bay wins, 4 – 1. These are the first runs given up by Robertson this year; he had been successful in his first opportunity to close in place of the injured Mariano Rivera on May 8th.

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Zack Greinke wins his first game for the Milwaukee Brewers, striking out 9 batters in 6 innings in a 4 – 3 win over San Diego at Miller Park. Losing pitcher Mat Latos is now 0-5 and has lost his last 10 decisions.

Zack Greinke wins his first game for the Milwaukee Brewers, striking out 9 batters in 6 innings in a 4 – 3 win over San Diego at Miller Park. Losing pitcher Mat Latos is now 0-5 and has lost his last 10 decisions.

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Milton Bradley, playing for his eighth club since his Expos debut in 2000, is cut by the Mariners, who still owe him the remaining part of his $13 million deal for this season. Although no specific incident triggers the team’s decision, the 33 year-old slumping outfielder had recently been suspended for a game after bumping an umpire, ejected from another contest for contesting a third strike, and a few days ago he became the target of the Seattle fans’ wrath for what they perceived as his lack of hustle.

Milton Bradley, playing for his eighth club since his Expos debut in 2000, is cut by the Mariners, who still owe him the remaining part of his $13 million deal for this season. Although no specific incident triggers the team’s decision, the 33 year-old slumping outfielder had recently been suspended for a game after bumping an umpire, ejected from another contest for contesting a third strike, and a few days ago he became the target of the Seattle fans’ wrath for what they perceived as his lack of hustle.

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The Pirates beat the Dodgers, 4 – 1, at PNC Park, to move their record to 18-17, the first time they have had a winning record this late in the season since 2004. The game turns in the 8th inning; with the score tied, 1 – 1, Pirates LF Jose Tabata dives to catch a line drive off the bat of Jose Uribe, and then doubles Matt Kemp off first base. Uribe and manager Don Mattingly both argue that the ball was trapped, not caught, as television replays confirm, but are ejected by umpire Mike DiMuro for pressing their case too vehemently. In the bottom of the frame, Neil Walker drives in pinch-runner Xavier Paul with a double off Chad Billingsley to break the tie, then Lyle Overbay and Ryan Doumit follow with doubles of their own to put the game away.

The Pirates beat the Dodgers, 4 – 1, at PNC Park, to move their record to 18-17, the first time they have had a winning record this late in the season since 2004. The game turns in the 8th inning; with the score tied, 1 – 1, Pirates LF Jose Tabata dives to catch a line drive off the bat of Jose Uribe, and then doubles Matt Kemp off first base. Uribe and manager Don Mattingly both argue that the ball was trapped, not caught, as television replays confirm, but are ejected by umpire Mike DiMuro for pressing their case too vehemently. In the bottom of the frame, Neil Walker drives in pinch-runner Xavier Paul with a double off Chad Billingsley to break the tie, then Lyle Overbay and Ryan Doumit follow with doubles of their own to put the game away.

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Dallas Braden pitches the 19th perfect game in major league history as the Oakland A’s defeat the Tampa Bay Rays, owners of the best record and best offense in the majors coming into the game, 4 – 0. Braden’s is the second perfect game in franchise history, following that of Catfish Hunter on May 8, 1968; it also comes less than ten months after Mark Buehrle pitched the last perfecto, also against the Rays, on July 23, 2009.

Dallas Braden pitches the 19th perfect game in major league history as the Oakland A’s defeat the Tampa Bay Rays, owners of the best record and best offense in the majors coming into the game, 4 – 0. Braden’s is the second perfect game in franchise history, following that of Catfish Hunter on May 8, 1968; it also comes less than ten months after Mark Buehrle pitched the last perfecto, also against the Rays, on July 23, 2009.

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Dallas Braden, recently made infamous due to his words with Alex Rodriguez when the Yankee third baseman cut across the diamond via the pitcher’s mound, throws the 19th perfect game in baseball history, a 4-0 victory over the Rays in Oakland. In attendance for the 26 year-old left-hander’s Mother’s Day gem is his grandmother, who raised him after his mom died of melanoma during his senior year at Stagg High School in Stockton, California.

Dallas Braden, recently made infamous due to his words with Alex Rodriguez when the Yankee third baseman cut across the diamond via the pitcher’s mound, throws the 19th perfect game in baseball history, a 4-0 victory over the Rays in Oakland. In attendance for the 26 year-old left-hander’s Mother’s Day gem is his grandmother, who raised him after his mom died of melanoma during his senior year at Stagg High School in Stockton, California.

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With their offense out of gas, the Mariners fire hitting coach Alan Cockrell and replace him with AAA hitting instructor Alonzo Powell. Seattle is hitting only .225 and has been outhomered as a team by Paul Konerko of the White Sox. The M’s respond to the change with an 8 – 1 win over the Angels as Michael Saunders hits his first major league homer and Josh Wilson also goes deep. Jason Vargas is the beneficiary of the offensive outburst.

With their offense out of gas, the Mariners fire hitting coach Alan Cockrell and replace him with AAA hitting instructor Alonzo Powell. Seattle is hitting only .225 and has been outhomered as a team by Paul Konerko of the White Sox. The M’s respond to the change with an 8 – 1 win over the Angels as Michael Saunders hits his first major league homer and Josh Wilson also goes deep. Jason Vargas is the beneficiary of the offensive outburst.

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The LG Twins top the Samsung Lions, 5 – 1. Samsung veteran Joon-hyuk Yang hits a solo homer off Taek-hyun Ryu for his 341st career homer, breaking Jong-hoon Jang’s all-time Korea Baseball Organization record. Yang has never led the KBO in home runs in a season, though he has finished second three times. This gives him the all-time KBO records for hits, homers, walks, runs, RBI, doubles and total bases.

The LG Twins top the Samsung Lions, 5 – 1. Samsung veteran Joon-hyuk Yang hits a solo homer off Taek-hyun Ryu for his 341st career homer, breaking Jong-hoon Jang’s all-time Korea Baseball Organization record. Yang has never led the KBO in home runs in a season, though he has finished second three times. This gives him the all-time KBO records for hits, homers, walks, runs, RBI, doubles and total bases.

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The Mets defeat Pittsburgh, 10 – 1, for their 6th consecutive win. Sandy Alomar is at the helm in place of Jerry Manuel, who was suspended for bumping umpire Bill Welke in an argument on May 7th. Jose Reyes collects 3 hits and 3 RBI for New York.

The Mets defeat Pittsburgh, 10 – 1, for their 6th consecutive win. Sandy Alomar is at the helm in place of Jerry Manuel, who was suspended for bumping umpire Bill Welke in an argument on May 7th. Jose Reyes collects 3 hits and 3 RBI for New York.

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Joe Saunders pitches a five-hit shutout for the Angels to beat Kansas City’s ace Zack Greinke, 1 – 0. Greinke suffers his first loss of the season after six wins and sees his ERA rise to 0.51 in the complete-game defeat.

Joe Saunders pitches a five-hit shutout for the Angels to beat Kansas City’s ace Zack Greinke, 1 – 0. Greinke suffers his first loss of the season after six wins and sees his ERA rise to 0.51 in the complete-game defeat.

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Delmon Young is suspended for 50 games by the International League for throwing a bat which hits a replacement umpire in the chest. The Devil Rays’ top prospect, the brother of Tiger star Dmitri Young, was selected as the Minor League Player of the Year by Baseball America in 2005.

Delmon Young is suspended for 50 games by the International League for throwing a bat which hits a replacement umpire in the chest. The Devil Rays’ top prospect, the brother of Tiger star Dmitri Young, was selected as the Minor League Player of the Year by Baseball America in 2005.

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Red Sox 2B Chris Stynes, who had three hits in the previous day’s win, suffers two fractures in his left cheekbone when he is hit by an Aaron Sele pitch in the 2nd inning. He will miss six weeks. Seattle breaks a 5 – 5 tie in the 8th on John Olerud’s double to win, 10 – 5. David Bell has four RBI for the M’s, while Trot Nixon homers and Manny Ramirez and Troy O’Leary go back-to-back in the 4th.

Red Sox 2B Chris Stynes, who had three hits in the previous day’s win, suffers two fractures in his left cheekbone when he is hit by an Aaron Sele pitch in the 2nd inning. He will miss six weeks. Seattle breaks a 5 – 5 tie in the 8th on John Olerud’s double to win, 10 – 5. David Bell has four RBI for the M’s, while Trot Nixon homers and Manny Ramirez and Troy O’Leary go back-to-back in the 4th.

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The Yankees defeat the Mariners, 6 – 1. Relief pitcher Mike Stanton makes his first major league start for New York, ending his record streak of 552 consecutive relief appearances prior to his first start. The previous record of 443 was set by Gary Lavelle of the San Francisco Giants.

The Yankees defeat the Mariners, 6 – 1. Relief pitcher Mike Stanton makes his first major league start for New York, ending his record streak of 552 consecutive relief appearances prior to his first start. The previous record of 443 was set by Gary Lavelle of the San Francisco Giants.

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After starting with a single, Marshall McDougall hits six consecutive home runs and drives in 16 runs in a 26 – 2 rout of Maryland. The Florida State junior second baseman, who will briefly play in the majors with the Texas Rangers, breaks existing NCAA records for runs batted in and homers in a single game. His mark breaks the home run record set by Henry Rochelle of Campbell University, who hit five homers in a game in 1985. The RBI mark was held by Jim LaFountain of Louisville who drove in 14 against Western Kentucky University in 1976.

After starting with a single, Marshall McDougall hits six consecutive home runs and drives in 16 runs in a 26 – 2 rout of Maryland. The Florida State junior second baseman, who will briefly play in the majors with the Texas Rangers, breaks existing NCAA records for runs batted in and homers in a single game. His mark breaks the home run record set by Henry Rochelle of Campbell University, who hit five homers in a game in 1985. The RBI mark was held by Jim LaFountain of Louisville who drove in 14 against Western Kentucky University in 1976.

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After 552 relief appearances, Mike Stanton starts a major league game, breaking Gary Lavelle’s record for most appearances prior to starting a game. The southpaw shuts out Seattle for four innings, giving up two hits, in New York’s 6-1 victory at Yankee Stadium.

After 552 relief appearances, Mike Stanton starts a major league game, breaking Gary Lavelle’s record for most appearances prior to starting a game. The southpaw shuts out Seattle for four innings, giving up two hits, in New York’s 6-1 victory at Yankee Stadium.

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Against the Royals in the 6th inning, the Yankees catch Jay Bell in a rundown when Bell is suddenly called out by umpire Dale Ford, who thinks he passed the preceding baserunner, Jose Offerman. Offerman, however, had been forced out at third base. Royals’ manager Bob Boone argues until the umps agree and put runners back at second and third and call for a resumption of play. Chili Davis then lines a two-run single off Kenny Rogers to tie the score. The Royals win, 7 – 5, in 12 innings, with the victory going to Randy Veres. The Yanks protest that the rundown play should not have been reversed. Gene Budig will dismiss the protest, stating that with the rundown there were several scenarios where Bell could have escaped a tag.

Against the Royals in the 6th inning, the Yankees catch Jay Bell in a rundown when Bell is suddenly called out by umpire Dale Ford, who thinks he passed the preceding baserunner, Jose Offerman. Offerman, however, had been forced out at third base. Royals’ manager Bob Boone argues until the umps agree and put runners back at second and third and call for a resumption of play. Chili Davis then lines a two-run single off Kenny Rogers to tie the score. The Royals win, 7 – 5, in 12 innings, with the victory going to Randy Veres. The Yanks protest that the rundown play should not have been reversed. Gene Budig will dismiss the protest, stating that with the rundown there were several scenarios where Bell could have escaped a tag.

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The Cardinals use an 11-run 8th inning to beat the Giants, 16 – 8. Willie McGee’s grand slam is the highlight of the inning, and Luis Alicea also adds four RBI in the game. Barry Bonds hits his league-high 15th homer to pace the Giants.

The Cardinals use an 11-run 8th inning to beat the Giants, 16 – 8. Willie McGee’s grand slam is the highlight of the inning, and Luis Alicea also adds four RBI in the game. Barry Bonds hits his league-high 15th homer to pace the Giants.

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The Indians tie a major league record by scoring eight runs in the first inning before making an out. Seven of the tallies are the results of home runs, including Kenny Lofton’s leadoff round-tripper, Paul Sorrento’s grand slam, and Carlos Baerga’s two-run blast.

The Indians tie a major league record by scoring eight runs in the first inning before making an out. Seven of the tallies are the results of home runs, including Kenny Lofton’s leadoff round-tripper, Paul Sorrento’s grand slam, and Carlos Baerga’s two-run blast.

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The Cleveland Indians tie a major league record by scoring eight runs in the 1st inning before making an out. Seven of the runs score as the results of home runs, including Kenny Lofton’s leadoff round-tripper, Paul Sorrento’s grand slam and Carlos Baerga’s two-run blast. Cleveland goes on to a 10 – 0 victory behind Orel Hershiser and Paul Assenmacher.

The Cleveland Indians tie a major league record by scoring eight runs in the 1st inning before making an out. Seven of the runs score as the results of home runs, including Kenny Lofton’s leadoff round-tripper, Paul Sorrento’s grand slam and Carlos Baerga’s two-run blast. Cleveland goes on to a 10 – 0 victory behind Orel Hershiser and Paul Assenmacher.

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High school star Shawn Gallagher is intentionally walked his last time up and goes hitless. Entering the game, Gallagher, from Wilmington, North Carolina, had hit safely in 51 straight games, tying the prep mark set by Stan Brown of Noblesville, Indiana.

High school star Shawn Gallagher is intentionally walked his last time up and goes hitless. Entering the game, Gallagher, from Wilmington, North Carolina, had hit safely in 51 straight games, tying the prep mark set by Stan Brown of Noblesville, Indiana.

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Louisville OF Bernard Gilkey sets an American Association record by collecting three hits – two singles and a home run – in the Redbirds’ 16-run 3rd inning against the Nashville Sounds. 21 players collect 14 hits in the frame. The Redbirds win, 18 – 4, after losing to the Sounds the previous day, 17 – 5.

Louisville OF Bernard Gilkey sets an American Association record by collecting three hits – two singles and a home run – in the Redbirds’ 16-run 3rd inning against the Nashville Sounds. 21 players collect 14 hits in the frame. The Redbirds win, 18 – 4, after losing to the Sounds the previous day, 17 – 5.

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