On February 6 2012 — The Orioles trade P Jeremy Guthrie, their workhorse over the past three seasons, to the Rockies in return for Ps Matt Lindstrom and Jason Hammel. In a related move, the O’s designate P Clay Rapada for assignment.
In a 6-5 victory at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Phillies’ outfielder Richie Ashburn extends his consecutive hitting streak to 23 games, tying the major league rookie record. ‘Whitey’ establishes a 20th-century mark, which will be matched this season by Alvin Dark, an infielder with the Braves.
June 5, 1948
With the spotlight on the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez, sitting on 599 homers on his birthday, the Indians’ Josh Tomlin grabs the headlines, giving up only 3 hits in 7 innings in winning his major league debut, 4 – 1. A-Rod finishes the night 0 for 4.
July 27, 2010
The American League defeats the National League, 4 – 1, in the All-Star Game. Baltimore’s Cal Ripken Jr. thrills the crowd by hitting a home run and winning the MVP award at the affair. Derek Jeter and Magglio Ordonez also homer for the Junior Circuit.
July 10, 2001
The Dodgers, with a five-run ninth-inning rally at Chase Field, beat the Diamondbacks, 6-5, and move into a flat-footed tie (48-50) with Arizona for first place in the National League West. Andre Ethier has the key hit in the comeback victory, a go-ahead triple off the center-field wall, as D-Back closer Brandon Lyon, pitching in his third consecutive game, couldn’t hold a three-run lead.
July 20, 2008
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