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This Date In Baseball

Published:   |   Updated: July 6, 2014 at 02:30 PM

July 7

1923 Lefty O'Doul, pitching for the Boston Red Sox, allowed 13 runs in the sixth inning to the Cleveland Indians, who won 27-3. In 1928, he was to return to the majors as a great hitting outfielder.

1936 The NL won its first All-Star game 4-3 at Braves Field in Boston.

1937 Lou Gehrig drove in four runs with a home run and a double to pace the AL to an 8-3 victory over the NL in the All-Star game at Washington's Griffith Stadium. In attendance was President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

1959 At Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, the first of two All-Star games played that season went to the NL, 5-4. The NL scored the tying and winning runs in the bottom of the eighth when Hank Aaron singled in a run and scored on a triple by Willie Mays.

1964 The NL beat the AL 7-4 in the All-Star game on Johnny Callison's two-out, three-run homer off Dick Radatz in the bottom of the ninth inning at New York's Shea Stadium. The win pulled the NL even with its rivals (17-17-1) for the first time since the series began.

1982 Harold Baines of Chicago hit three successive home runs, including a grand slam, to lead the White Sox to a 7-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers.

1998 Coors Field lived up to its billing as a hitter's haven as the American League beat the Nationals 13-8 at Coors Field in the highest-scoring All-Star game in major league history. The 21 runs broke the record set in the AL's 11-9 win in 1954.

2003 Shea Hillenbrand had his first three-homer game tying a major league record by homering in three consecutive innings and drove in seven runs as Arizona beat Colorado 14-6.

2004 Kazuhisa Ishii pitched a one-hitter in Los Angeles' 11-0 victory over Arizona. Ishii retired his first 12 batters before giving up a leadoff walk in the fifth to Luis Gonzalez and a line single by Shea Hillenbrand. No one else reached base against Ishii, who went the distance for the second time in 72 starts.

2006 Cleveland Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner became the first player in major league history to hit five grand slams before the All-Star break when he connected in the second inning of a 9-0 win over Baltimore.

2008 Hiroki Kuroda of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitched seven perfect innings before giving up a double to Mark Teixeira in the eighth inning. Teixeira was the only baserunner allowed by Kuroda in his 91-pitch complete game 3-0 win over Atlanta.

2009 Paul Konerko hit three home runs, including a go-ahead grand slam in the sixth inning, to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 10-6 win over Cleveland.

2009 Alan Embree earned the win in Colorado's 5-4 victory over Washington without throwing a pitch. He entered with two outs in the eighth and picked off Austin Kearns, who had singled off Joel Peralta. It was the first time a major leaguer had gotten a win without throwing a pitch since B.J Ryan for Baltimore at Detroit on May 1, 2003.

2010 Adam Dunn hit three home runs in a game for the first time in his career to lead Washington to a 7-6 win over San Diego. Dunn hit a three-run shot in the first inning, added a solo homer in the third and capped his power show with a leadoff drive in the eighth that landed in the seats above the out-of-town scoreboard in right-center field.

2011 Travis Hafner hit a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning to cap the Cleveland's five-run rally for a 5-4 win over Toronto. Hafner hit the first pitch from Luis Perez deep into the right-field seats for Cleveland's second game-ending slam of the season. Carlos Santana also did it to beat Detroit 9-5 on April 29.

2011 Dustin Pedroia hit a three-run shot and Boston added three consecutive home runs in the seventh in a 10-4 win over Baltimore. Six different Boston players homered, including the three straight by David Ortiz, Josh Reddick and Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

2011 A Texas Rangers fan died after falling about 20 feet onto concrete reaching out for a baseball tossed his way by All-Star outfielder Josh Hamilton during a game. Shannon Stone, 39, was at the game with his young son, who watched as his dad tumbled over the outfield railing after catching the ball. The accident happened in the second inning after Oakland's Conor Jackson hit a foul ball. Hamilton retrieved the ball and tossed it into the stands as players routinely do.

Today's birthdays: Brandon McCarthy 31; John Buck 34.

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