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May 6, 2019

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1917 — Babe Ruth of the Red Sox allowed two hits as he outdueled Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators 1-0. Ruth knocked in the winning run with a sacrifice fly.

1922 — Jesse Barnes of the New York Giants pitched the only no-hitter of the year, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0.

1925 — Pittsburgh shortstop Glenn Wright made an unassisted triple play in the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals when he caught Jim Bottomley’s line drive, stepped on second to double Jimmy Cooney, and tagged Rogers Hornsby coming from first. The Cardinals, trailing 9-4, scored six runs in the eighth inning to win 10-9 at Forbes Field.

1957 — Cleveland pitcher Herb Score was hit on the right eye by a line drive off the bat of Gil McDougald in the first inning. The ball broke Score’s nose and damaged his eye. He missed the rest of the season.

1959 — A crowd of 93,103 at the Los Angeles Coliseum attended Roy Campanella Night” to honor the paralyzed Dodger catcher. The Dodgers lost 6-2 to the New York Yankees in an exhibition game that followed the ceremony.

1970 — Wes Parker of Los Angeles Dodgers hit for the cycle in a 7-4, 10-inning win over the New York Mets.

1973 — The Pittsburgh Pirates became the first team to score their five runs on five solo homers in a 5-4 win over Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium. Willie Stargell, Dave Cash, Richie Hebner, Manny Sanguillen and Al Oliver hit the home runs.

2008 — Carlos Gomez became the first Minnesota player to hit for the cycle in 22 years in a 13-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Gomez completed the cycle with an infield single to lead off a six-run ninth.

2009 — New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera gave up home runs to consecutive batters for the first time in his major league career, with Carl Crawford and Evan Longoria connecting in the ninth inning of Tampa Bay’s 8-6 victory. Rivera had not given up back-to-back homers in 862 games coming in.

2011 — Justin Verlander threw his second career no-hitter, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 9-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

2013 — Desmond Jennings’ second-inning liner hit the left side of Jay Happ’s head, and the Blue Jays pitcher was taken off the field on a stretcher during Toronto’s 6-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Happ suffered a skull fracture and a sprained right knee when he fell. He returned later in the season.

2016 — New York’s Bartolo Colon became the oldest player to hit his first major league home run, connecting less than three weeks before his 43rd birthday, to help the Mets to a 6-3 victory over the Padres.

2018 — George Springer went 6 for 6 with a home run to match a Houston record as the Astros routed the Oakland Athletics 16-2. Springer’s batting average jumped from .264 to .292.

Today’s birthdays: Keon Broxton, 29; Sam Dyson, 31.