1902 – Corsicana defeated Texarkana 51-3 in a Texas League game. Nig Clark of Corsicana took advantage of the small park and hit eight homers. Some telegraph operators, thinking there was a mistake, reported the score as 5-3.
1925 – The Philadelphia Athletics went into the bottom of the eighth inning trailing 15-4 and scored 13 runs to defeat Cleveland 17-15.
1938 – Four days after no-hitting the Boston Braves, Johnny Vander Meer of the Cincinnati Reds pitched his second straight no-hit game, defeating the Dodgers 6-0 in the first night game played in Brooklyn.
1952 – The St. Louis Cardinals, down 11-0 entering the fifth inning, came back for a 14-12 triumph over the New York Giants in the first game of a doubleheader and set a National League record for best comeback.
1963 – San Francisco’s Juan Marichal pitched a no-hitter against the Houston Colts for a 1-0 victory, the first Giants no-hitter since Carl Hubbell’s in 1929.
1976 – The Pittsburgh Pirates and Houston Astros were “rained in” at the Houston Astrodome as 10 inches of rain fell on the city. Only members of both teams were able to make it to the stadium. Umpires, fans and stadium personnel were unable to make it through the water.
1980 – The Cleveland Indians’ Jorge Orta collected six hits, a double and five singles, and scored four times in a 14-5 triumph over the Minnesota Twins. Toby Harrah had seven RBIs.
1992 – Jeff Reardon broke Rollie Fingers’ career saves mark of 341 when he preserved a 1-0 victory for the Boston Red Sox with one scoreless inning against the New York Yankees.
2002 – A double in the fifth inning of Texas’ 4-0 loss to Houston gave Rafael Palmeiro 1,000 career extra-base hits. He became the 25th major leaguer to reach that mark.
2011 – Josh Beckett pitched a one-hitter, allowing only an infield single in the third inning by Reid Brignac, to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Beckett struck out six, walked none and retired the last 19 batters.
2011 – Mark Teixeira hit two-run homers from each side of the plate and the New York Yankees connected five times, romping past the Texas Rangers 12-4. Teixeira tied Chili Davis and Eddie Murray for most times homering from both sides of the plate all-time with 11.
2013 – Carlos Beltran homered from each side of the plate and tripled to lead a 17-hit attack, and Lance Lynn notched his ninth victory when St. Louis outslugged Miami for a 13-7 win.
Today’s birthdays: Eric Kratz 24; Eduardo Nunez 27; Trevor Plouffe 28; Tim Lincecum 30; Cliff Pennington 30.