This Date In Baseball
Compiled by PAUL MONTELLA
By The Associated Press
1922 -- In one of the wildest games ever played, the Cubs beat the Phillies 26-23. The Cubs led 25-6 in the fourth inning, but held on as the game ended with the Phillies leaving the bases loaded.
1934 -- Detroit's Schoolboy Rowe won his 16th consecutive game with a 4-2 triumph over the Washington Senators. Rowe singled in the winning run in the ninth inning.
1937 -- Cleveland's Bob Feller struck out 16 in an 8-1 win over Boston.
1952 -- Detroit's Virgil Trucks pitched his second no-hitter of the season, a 1-0 gem over New York at Yankee Stadium. The Tigers committed two errors and Trucks walked one batter and struck out eight. It was the last victory of the season for Trucks, who finished with a 5-19 record.
1967 -- Dean Chance of Minnesota pitched his second no-hitter of the month, defeating the Indians 2-1. Chance pitched an abbreviated five perfect innings against Boston on Aug. 6 for a 2-0 victory.
1972 -- Philadelphia's Ken Reynolds tied a National League record with his 12th consecutive loss, 6-1 to Cincinnati, from the beginning of the season.
1985 -- New York's Dwight Gooden became the youngest pitcher ever to win 20 games with a 9-3 triumph over the San Diego Padres. Gooden at age 20 years, 9 months, and 9 days was one month younger that Bob Feller who won 20 games in 1939.
2001 -- Roger Clemens became the fourth pitcher since 1900 to win 17 of his first 18 decisions as the Yankees beat Anaheim 7-5. Clemens joined Rube Marquard of the New York Giants (19-1 in 1912); Don Newcombe of the Brooklyn Dodgers (18-1 in 1955); and Elroy Face of the Pittsburgh Pirates (18-1 in 1959).
2004 -- Jeff DaVanon became the first Angels player in 13 years to hit for the cycle in Anaheim's 21-6 rout of Kansas City. He drove in four runs and Garret Anderson homered and had five RBIs. It was also the first time Anaheim swept an AL opponent in a season series during their 44-year history.
2006 -- Alfonso Soriano became the 40th player in major league history -- and the fastest ever -- to reach 200 homers and 200 steals for his career. Soriano walked in the third inning of Washington's 7-6 win over Atlanta and stole second to reach 200 in that category. He already had 203 career homers.
2008 -- Brett Myers, J.C. Romero and Clay Condrey combined on a 13-hit shutout in Philadelphia's 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Only two teams have had more hits without scoring a run in a nine-inning game: The New York Giants got 14 hits in a 7-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Sept. 14, 1913, and the Cleveland Indians had 14 in a 9-0 loss to the Washington Senators on July 10, 1928.
2008 -- Grady Sizemore hit his 30th home run, becoming the 14th American League player to have at least 30 homers and 30 stolen bases in a season. Sizemore is the first American League player to join the 30-30 club since Alfonso Soriano did it for Texas in 2005.
2010 -- The Colorado Rockies overcame a nine-run deficit, matching the biggest rally in team history and stunning the Atlanta Braves 12-10 on Troy Tulowitzki's go-ahead single in the eighth inning. Down 10-1 in the third inning, the Rockies chipped away against the NL East leader before taking the lead with four runs in the eighth.
2010 -- The Reds blew a nine-run lead, then regrouped and rallied past the Giants, 12-11, on Joey Votto's tiebreaking single in the 12th inning. The NL Central-leading Reds took a 10-1 lead into the bottom of the fifth before San Francisco came back with a six-run burst in the eighth to take an 11-10 lead.
2011 -- The New York Yankees became the first team in major league history to hit three grand slams in a game, with Robinson Cano, Russell Martin and Curtis Granderson connecting in a 22-9 romp over the Oakland Athletics. The Yankees trailed 7-1 after three innings with rain still falling in a game that began after an 89-minute delay. Cano began the barrage with his slam in the fifth off starter Rich Harden, making it 7-6. Martin connected in the sixth off Fautino De Los Santos for a 10-7 lead. Granderson took his turn in eighth, launching a two-out drive off Bruce Billings.
2012 -- The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and injured outfielder Carl Crawford from Boston in a blockbuster trade. Boston also sent infielder Nick Punto and about $11 million in cash to Los Angeles in the nine-player trade that was the biggest in Dodgers history. In return, the Red Sox got first baseman James Loney, pitcher Allen Webster, infielder Ivan DeJesus Jr. and two players to be named while shedding more than $250 million in salaries through 2018.
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