This Date In Baseball

Updated: July 12, 2014, 10:21 AM ET
Associated Press

Compiled by PAUL MONTELLA

By The Associated Press

July 13

1986 -- Philadelphia's Ed Delahanty hit four home runs in a 9-8 loss to Chicago.

1934 -- Babe Ruth hit his 700th home run in a 4-2 victory over Tommy Bridges and the Detroit Tigers. Lou Gehrig left in the first with a severe case of lumbago, the most serious threat to his streak. He returned for one at bat the next day.

1943 -- The first night game in All-Star history is held at Philadelphia's Shibe Park. The AL wins 5-3 despite a single, triple and home run by NL center fielder Vince DiMaggio of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The big blow was a three-run homer by Bobby Doerr of the Boston Red Sox, which gave the AL the lead for good.

1945 -- Chicago's Pat Seerey hit three home runs, a triple and drove in eight runs to lead the White Sox in a 16-4 win over New York at Yankee Stadium.

1954 -- Pitcher Dean Stone did not retire a batter but received credit for the AL's 11-9 All-Star victory at Cleveland's Municipal Stadium. Red Schoendienst tried to steal a run for the NL after Stone was summoned in the eighth inning, but the pitcher's throw to the plate nailed the runner for the third out.

1963 -- Early Wynn, 43, registered his 300th and last victory, pitching the first five innings of Cleveland's 7-4 triumph over the Kansas City A's.

1965 -- The NL took the lead over the AL for the first time since the All-Star series began, winning 6-5 at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, Minn.

1971 -- Reggie Jackson's mammoth home run off the power generator on the right-field roof at Tiger Stadium highlighted a barrage of six homers -- three by each team -- as the AL beat the NL 6-4 in the All-Star game.

1982 -- The NL registered its 11th consecutive All-Star victory over the AL with a 4-1 victory at Montreal's Olympic Stadium, the first All-Star game played outside the United States. Dave Concepcion's two-run homer off Dennis Eckersley in the second inning was the deciding hit.

1993 -- Minnesota's Kirby Puckett homered and doubled to win the MVP award in the AL's 9-3 victory in the All-Star game at Camden Yards in Baltimore.

1999 -- Boston's Pedro Martinez pitched himself into the All-Star game record book, becoming the first to strike out the first four hitters in an All-Star game, fanning Barry Larkin, Larry Walker and Sammy Sosa in the first inning, and Mark McGwire to start the second. Martinez struck out five in the first two innings -- tying an American League record -- to lead the AL to a 4-1 victory over the National League.

2006 -- Mark Teixeira hit three homers and drove in seven runs to lead Texas over Baltimore 15-1.

2010 -- Brian McCann's three-run double in the seventh inning provided the NL all the offense it needed to capture its first All-Star game since 1996 with a 3-1 victory.

2012 -- Chicago's Alfonso Soriano homered twice, doubled twice and had five RBIs to lead the Cubs to an 8-1 win over Arizona.

2013 -- Tim Lincecum threw the second no-hitter in 11 days, a gem saved by a spectacular diving catch by right fielder Hunter Pence in the San Francisco Giants' 9-0 win against the last-place San Diego Padres. Lincecum, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, was the loser when Cincinnati's Homer Bailey no-hit the Giants on July 2, the first in the majors this year. Lincecum was in control from the start, striking out 13 and throwing a career-high 148 pitches.

Today's birthdays: Tyler Skaggs, 23; DJ LeMahieu, 26; Yadier Molina, 32; Shin-Soo Choo, 32; Ryan Ludwick, 36.


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