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This date in baseball

By The Associated Press

This article was published August 3, 2014 at 2:30 a.m.

This date in baseball

1933 Lefty Grove of the Philadelphia A's became the first pitcher since Aug. 2, 1931 -- a span of 308 games -- to shut out the New York Yankees, winning 7-0.

1948 Cleveland's Satchel Paige made his first major league start and went seven innings to lead the Indians to a 5-3 victory over the Washington Senators.

1959 The second game of All-Star play this year was won by the AL 5-3 at Los Angeles' Memorial Stadium. Nellie Fox of the Chicago White Sox singled in the deciding run in the seventh inning.

1961 The Pittsburgh Pirates scored a 19-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals for the largest shutout score in an NL night game.

1969 Pinch-hitter Rich Reese hit a grand slam to power the Minnesota Twins to a 5-2 victory over the visiting Baltimore Orioles and end Dave McNally's 15-game winning streak. His two victories at the end of 1968 had given him 17 consecutive victories.

1977 Eddie Murray, rookie first baseman for Baltimore, hit a home run from each side of the plate. The Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics, 8-6, in 10 innings.

1989 The Cincinnati Reds scored 14 runs in the first inning on a major league record 16 hits and went on to beat the Houston Astros 18-2. Seven Reds had two hits each off starter Jim Clancy and reliever Bob Forsch in the first, breaking a century-old record.

1998 Mike Oquist allowed 14 earned runs -- the most by a major leaguer since 1977 -- in five innings of Oakland's 14-1 loss to the New York Yankees.

2001 Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox pitched a one-hitter and faced 28 batters in a 4-0 win over Tampa Bay.

2004 Tony Batista hit a grand slam in the 12th inning after tying the game with a two-run home run in the ninth, leading Montreal over St. Louis 10-6.

2006 Chase Utley singled in the first inning of Philadelphia's 8-1 victory at St. Louis to extend his hitting streak to 35 games.

2006 Matt Murton tied a major league record with four doubles and drove in five runs to help the Chicago Cubs salvage a split of a doubleheader with Arizona 7-3.

2007 Detroit Tigers' infielder Neifi Perez was suspended for 80 games after testing positive for a third time for a banned stimulant, a penalty that finished his season. Perez was suspended for 25 games on July 6 when he tested positive a second time.

2011 Casey McGehee homered three times and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 10-5. McGehee hit go-ahead, two-run home runs in both the first and third innings and added a seventh-inning solo shot.

Today's birthdays Matt Joyce 30; Mark Reynolds 31.

Sports on 08/03/2014

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