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1901 – In the opening game at Bennett Park in Detroit, the Tigers beat Milwaukee in a comeback. Trailing 13-4 in the bottom of the ninth, the Tigers scored 10 points for a 14-13 win. Frank Dillon had four doubles.

1904 – New York pitcher Jack Chesbro records the first of his 41 wins that season, an American League record that still stands.

1933 – Yankees pitcher Russ Van Atta made a spectacular debut shutting out Washington 16-0 and going 4-for-4.

1976 – Cubs center fielder Rick Monday saved the American flag from two intruders who tried to set it on fire in the outfield of Dodger Stadium. The incident happened in the fourth inning of a 5-4, 10 inning loss to Los Angeles.

1995 – Major league baseball returns after a 257-day layoff as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeat the Florida Marlins 8-7. The players had gone on strike the previous season.

1997 – Matt Williams hit three home runs and David Justice hit two home runs as the Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers combined to tie a major league record for home runs in a nine-inning game with 11. Cleveland has broke a club record eight in all, including three in one inning as the Indians beat the Brewers 11-4.

2001 – Rickey Henderson of the Padres set the major league walk record with his 2,063rd walk in San Diego’s 5-3 loss to Philadelphia.

2009 – Albert Pujols hit his second Grand Slam of the season and surpassed 1,000 career RBIs in St. Louis’ 8-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

2017 – Eric Thames hit his 11th major league homer – his eighth against Cincinnati this season – and the Milwaukee Brewers cruised to a 9-1 victory over the Reds. In his first season with the Brewers after playing three years in South Korea, Thames capped a five-point sixth with two-point reliever Robert Stephenson. He homered in all six games against the Reds and joined Willie Stargell as the only player in MLB history to hit eight homers in April against a team.

2017 — Trea Turner hit for the third round in Nationals history and had a career-high seven runs, helping Washington to a 15-12 win over Colorado on a freezing night.

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