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1918 – Stan Coveleski of Cleveland pitched 19 innings in the Indians’ 3-2 win over the New York Yankees. Former pitcher Joe Wood hit a home run for the win.
1935 – In the Major League’s first night game in Cincinnati, the Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 before 25,000.
1936 – Tony Lazzeri, eighth at bat for the New York Yankees, recorded 11 points with a triple and three homers – including two Grand Slams – in a 25-2 rout of the Philadelphia A.
1940 – The New York Giants defeat the Boston Bees 8-1 before 22,260 in the first night game at the Polo Grounds.
1940 – The Cleveland Indians edged the Browns 3-2 in the first night game at Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis. The crowd of 24,827 was the largest since 1922.
1947 – Carl Furillo of Brooklyn defeated Gene Hermanski – in the first inning – and hit a three-run homerun. Why this move? Phillies manager Ben Chapman started right Al Jurisch just to pitch to Brooklyn’s top two hitters: Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson. Reese knocked and Robinson walked. Lefty Oscar Judd, warming up from the start, pitched to the next three left-handed hitters: Pete Reiser, Dixie Walker and Hermanski. Reiser walked over and Walker stepped out. Furillo came on for Hermanski and connected to give the Dodgers a 3-0 lead. The Dodgers lost to Philadelphia 4-3 in 10 innings.
1964 – Harmon Killebrew of the Minnesota Twins hit the longest homerun at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, a 471-foot shot through left center from right-hander Milt Pappas.
1984 – Jack Morris led the Tigers to their 17th consecutive road victory, setting an AL record. Morris allowed four hits and Detroit beat the California Angels 5-1.
1990 – Andre Dawson of Chicago was intentionally stepped five times by the Cincinnati Reds to break the record shared by Roger Maris and Garry Templeton.
1994 – The St. Louis Cardinals set a major league record blocking 16 runners without scoring, losing to David West and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers 4-0.
1995 – Oakland’s Dennis Eckersley became the sixth pitcher with 300 saves in a 5-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
1998 – Freshman Matt Diaz hit four home runs, tying an academic and regional record, and led in seven points as Florida State routed Oklahoma 23-2 to advance to the NCAA Regional Finals Atlantic II.
2000 – For the third time in major league history, a team lost a seven-point lead twice in a week. The Houston Astros lost a 7-0 home lead to Philadelphia after losing a 9-2 ninth inning lead to Milwaukee two days earlier.
2001 – Jon Lieber of the Chicago Cubs threw a 79-pitch shutout in one shot in a 3-0 shutout for the Reds. It was the Reds’ first shutout in an NL record 208 games.
2006 – Adam Wainwright hit a home run in his first major league at bat and pitched three innings of relief to claim the win in St. Louis’ 10-4 win over San Francisco. Wainwright, who hadn’t had batting practice since spring practice, hit the first pitch he saw left in the fifth for a solo homerun.
2007 – John Smoltz of Atlanta pitched seven shutout innings and became baseball’s first pitcher with 200 wins and 150 saves with a 2-1 win over the New York Mets.
2007 – Seattle’s Ichiro Suzuki went 3-for-6 with a home run in his 1,000th major championship game. Suzuki had 1,414 hits in those games – the second-highest number of players in his first 1,000 games since 1900. Hall of Famer Al Simmons (1924-44) had 1,443 hits in that span.
2009 – Mike Cameron of Milwaukee made a homerun in the Brewers’ 6-3 loss to Minnesota, becoming the 20th player in major league history to have 250 homers and 250 interceptions. He has 291 career flights.
2011 – Carlos Quentin of Chicago hit three home runs to lead the White Sox to an 8-6 win over Texas. The match was delayed for nearly 3 hours by heavy rain and hail. Quentin’s third home run – a solo shot from Dave Bush in the ninth – went 8-6.
2013 – Anibal Sanchez took a hitterless in the ninth inning before Minnesota’s Joe Mauer broke with a one-out single, and it was the only stroke the Detroit right-hander allowed in the Tigers on the Twins. .
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