1912 – Rube Marquard of the New York Giants raised his season record to 19-0 with a 2-1 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers. His winning streak ended five days later against the Chicago Cubs.
1939 – Johnny Mize of St. Louis hit two home runs, a triple and a double, leading the Cardinals to a 5-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
1947 – The Cleveland Indians purchased Larry Doby from the Newark Eagles of the Negro National League, making him the first black player in the American League.
1966 – Atlanta pitcher Tony Cloninger became the first National League player to hit two grand slams in one game. He added a single for nine RBIs in a 17-3 triumph over San Francisco.
1968 – Cleveland’s Luis Tiant struck out 19, walked none in a six-hit 1-0, 10-inning triumph over Minnesota.
1970 – California’s Clyde Wright used only 98 pitches to no-hit the Oakland A’s 4-0 at Anaheim Stadium.
1973 – Jim Perry of the Detroit Tigers and brother Gaylord of the Cleveland Indians faced each other for the only time as opposing pitchers. Neither finished the game. Gaylord took the loss, 5-4.
2001 – D’Angelo Jimenez hit San Diego’s fourth sacrifice fly of the game – tying the NL record – to lift the Padres over Colorado 6-5. Ryan Klesko, Wiki Gonzalez and Woody Williams also had sacrifice flies.
2002 – Cleveland Indians slugger Jim Thome homered in his seventh straight game, leaving him one shy of the major league record. Thome hit a solo shot off David Wells of the New York Yankees.
2006 – Manager Felipe Alou picked up his 1,000th career victory in San Francisco’s 9-6 win over Colorado.
2007 – Brad Wilkerson hit three homers and had six RBIs to help Texas beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-3.
2013 – Max Scherzer worked into the seventh inning to become the first pitcher in 27 years to get off to a 13-0 start, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 6-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Scherzer became the first pitcher to begin the season with 13 wins and no losses since Roger Clemens won his first 14 decisions for the Boston Red Sox in 1986.
2013 – CC Sabathia of the New York Yankees earned his 200th career win and stretched his winning streak over Minnesota to nearly six years. Sabathia upped his record to 11-0 with a 2.01 ERA in his last 12 starts against the Twins. He threw a season-high 121 pitches in the 3-2 win.
Today’s birthdays: Tommy Hunter 28; Edinson Volquez 31.