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July 24, 2018
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1918 — Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators pitched a four-hitter in 15 innings to beat the St. Louis Browns 1-0. The only hit off him in the first 11 innings was a triple by George Sisler.

1930 — The Philadelphia Athletics came up with a triple steal in the first inning and again in the fourth in a 14-1 win over the Cleveland Indians.

1939 — Atley Donald of the New York Yankees set a rookie pitching record in the AL with his 12th consecutive victory since May 9, a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Browns.

1941 — Lefty Grove of the Boston Red Sox won his 300th and last game, beating the Cleveland Indians 10-6.

1949 — Stan Musial of St. Louis hit for the cycle, going 4-5 and driving in four runs to lead the Cardinals to a 14-1 rout of the Broolyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field.

1956 — Roberto Clemente hit a game-winning inside-the-park grand slam to give Pittsburgh a 9-8 win over the Chicago Cubs at Forbes Field.

1961 — En route to his 61-homer season, Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit four homers against the Chicago White Sox in a doubleheader to give him 40 for the year. The Yankees took both games, 5-1 and 12-0, and Maris moved 25 games ahead of Babe Ruth’s 1927 pace.

1962 — Stan Musial of St. Louis became the all-time RBI leader in the NL. His two-run home run, in a 5-2 loss to Los Angeles, gave him 1,862 RBIs, passing Mel Ott.

1978 — Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds singled to left off New York’s Craig Swan in the third inning to set a NL record of hitting safely in 38 consecutive games. The Mets won 9-2.

1990 — Kansas City’s George Brett hit for the cycle in the Royals’ 6-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

2000 — Mike Lansing of Colorado hit for the cycle. The Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 19-2.

2014 — Yasiel Puig tied a franchise record with three triples and added a double and two RBIs, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers move within a half-game of NL West-leading San Francisco with an 8-1 win over the Giants.

2015 — Cole Hamels of Philadephia became the first pitcher to no-hit the Chicago Cubs in 50 years. On the final play, rookie center fielder Odubel Herrera stumbled on the warning track but leaned forward to catch Kris Bryant’s fly to end the 5-0 victory. Hamels struck out 13 in the first no-hitter against the Cubs since Sandy Koufax’s perfect game in 1965.

Today’s birthdays: Jose Martinez, 30; Santiago Casilla, 38.

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