1900 _ The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Braves 19-17 in 10 innings to set a major league record for most runs scored by two clubs on opening day. The Braves scored nine runs in the ninth inning to put the game into extra innings.

1920 _ Al Schacht, who later became the ``Clown Prince of Baseball,'' was all business as he pitched the Senators to a 7-0 victory over the Philadelphia Athletics.

1938 _ Emmett Mueller of the Phillies and Ernie Koy of the visiting Dodgers each homered in their first major league at-bats as Brooklyn defeated Philadelphia 12-5.

1956 _ The Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 in 10 innings at Roosevelt Stadium in the first major league game held in New Jersey.

1981 _ In an International League night game, the Rochester Red Wings and Pawtucket Red Sox played to a 2-2 tie through 32 innings before play was suspended at 4:07 a.m. The game was completed later in the season with Pawtucket scoring the winning run in the 33rd inning of the longest game in professional baseball history.

1987 _ Rob Deer hit a three-run homer to tie the score and Dale Sveum won the game with a two-run shot as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied for five runs in the ninth inning to beat the Texas Rangers 6-4 and set an American League record with their 12th straight victory to start the season.

1996 _ Juan Gonzalez homered and drove in six runs as Texas beat Baltimore 26-7. The Rangers scored 16 runs in the eighth inning _ one short of the modern major league mark _ and scored the most runs by an AL team in 41 years.

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