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1928 — The Bells of the Boston Braves hit three home runs and a triple at Braves Field, but the Cincinnati Reds came away with a 20-12 triumph.
1928 — The Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1. All of the runs came from three pinch home runs.
1941 — Lou Gehrig dies in New York at the age of 37.
1949 — The Philadelphia Phillies hit five home runs in the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds. Andy Seminick hit two and Del Ennis, Willie Jones and Schoolboy Rowe hit one each. Seminick had homered earlier in the game.
1959 — The Baltimore Orioles-Chicago White Sox game at Comiskey Park is delayed nearly half an hour as a swarm of midges invades the field. Gardeners tried to use bug spray and torches, but the gnats didn’t budge. Post-match fireworks were brought in from center field and a smoke bomb was attached to the frame. The Midges left and the Orioles defeated the White Sox, 3-2.
1990 – Randy Johnson threw the first no-hitter in Seattle Mariners history by beating the Detroit Tigers 2-0. The 6-foot-10 southpaw walked six and struck out eight while throwing the first no-hitter at the Kingdome, which opened in baseball in 1977.
1996 – Houston starter Darryl Kile tied the modern major league record hitting four batters in a 2-0 loss at St. Louis, and the first to do so in the NL since Moe Drabowsky in 1957.
2000 – Tampa Bay’s Fred McGriff hit his 400th career home run, but the Devil Rays lost to the Mets 5-3.
2000 — Rick Aguilera of the Chicago Cubs became the 13th pitcher with 300 saves in a 2-0 win over Detroit. Aguilera reached the mark in 614 career appearances, third fastest.
2002 — Philadelphia pitcher Robert Person drove in seven runs with a grand slam and a three-run homer in an 18-3 win over Montreal. Nobody had just come off the disabled list and picked up their first win of the season.
2005 — Kansas City completed a sweep of the New York Yankees with a 5-2 win. The Royals, who have the worst record and the second lowest payroll in the major leagues, completed their first three-game sweep against the Yankees at home in 15 years.
2009 — Dan Uggla of the Marlins became the fastest second baseman with 100 home runs in Florida’s 10-3 win over Milwaukee. Uggla’s two-point shot late in the second came in his 502nd game as a second baseman, beating Alfonso Soriano to 100 in 34 games.
2010 – Detroit Tigers’ Armando Galarraga lost his bet for a perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning on a call that first base umpire Jim Joyce later admitted blew. First baseman Miguel Cabrera neatly lined up Jason Donald’s grounder to his right and made an accurate throw to Galarraga covering the sack. The ball was there in time and all of Comerica Park was ready to celebrate the 3-0 victory over Cleveland, until Joyce emphatically signaled that it was safe.
2011 – Aubrey Huff hit three homers and tied his career high with six RBIs as the San Francisco Giants took a 12-7 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Huff hit two-run homers in the fourth and ninth and a solo shot in the seventh.
2017 – Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw records his 2,000 career strikeout.