On August 10, 1999 — The Red Sox defeat the Royals, 9 – 6, as Boston P Tim Wakefield ties a major league record by striking out four batters in the 9th inning. Kansas City C Chad Kreuter gets two hits in the game, his first breaking a streak of 38 consecutive at bats without a hit. It is the longest hitless streak in the majors since Dann Howitt of Oakland and Seattle went 0 for 43 in 1992.