On July 31, 1978 — The Yankees stop Texas, 6 – 1, to move to 7 1/2 games behind Boston in the American League East.
A year and a day after being hit in the face by a Mike Torrez pitch, shortstop Dickie Thon returns to the Houston Astros lineup and goes 1 for 4 off Fernando Valenzuela in Houston’s 2 – 1 win over the Dodgers. Thon will hit just .207 before going back on the disabled list with recurring vision problems.
April 9, 1985
The longest hitting streak in Angels history, 28 games, ends as Garret Anderson goes hitless in four at-bats in a 11 – 3 defeat to the Red Sox.
August 1, 1998