On June 26, 2010 The Red Sox get bad news before today’s game, learning that 2B Dustin Pedroia, their hottest hitter this year, has a fractured left foot, the result of fouling off a ball in last night’s game. He joins four other Sox regulars on the disabled list – Josh Beckett, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Lowell and Jeremy Hermida. Then, in the game against the Giants, pitcher Clay Buchholz comes up lame in the top of the 2nd inning after reaching base with his first major league hit and must be removed from the game. But the bullpen comes up big, as seven relievers give up only 2 runs in 8 innings and the Sox win, 4 – 2. Darnell McDonald and Mike Cameron homer for Boston. Before the game, the Giants retire number 20 in honor of Hall of Fame OF Monte Irvin. In tomorrow’s game, C Victor Martinez will suffer a broken left thumb, adding to Boston’s injury woes.
The first-ever American League-National League doubleheader ends up a good day for New York. The Yankees are forced to come to Shea Stadium after a beam fell into the stands at Yankee Stadium on April 13th. They earn their first victory in Queens in 22 years as they defeat the Angels, 6 – 3. Former Mets star Darryl Strawberry, the all-time home runleader at Shea, adds to his total with a shot into the left field bleachers. In the regularly-scheduled night game, the Mets beat the Cubs, 2 – 1. The Yankees, who played at Shea in 1974and 1975 while Yankee Stadium was renovated, draw a crowd of 40,743, a dramatic contrast to the gathering of 16,012 who show up for the Mets game at night.
April 15, 1998
The Brewers defeat the Astros, 6 – 5, in 16 innings. 3B Ken Caminiti gets five hits for Houston, including a double.
May 16, 2000
In his major league debut, Bronchos (Indians) hurler, future Hall of Famer Addie Joss tosses a one-hitter, beating the hometown Browns, 3-0, at Sportsman’s Park. The 22 year-old right-hander will post a 17-13 record along with a 2.77 ERA in his rookie season with Cleveland.
April 26, 1902
Johnny Podres ties a major league mark record, striking out eight consecutive batters in LA’s 5-1 victory over Philadelphia. The 29 year-old southpaw’s streak begins with the third out in the top of the fourth frame and ends after the first out in the seventh inning of the Dodger Stadium contest.
July 2, 1962
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