Kenny Lofton scores in 18 straight games, tying a Major League Baseball record set in 1939 on this day in baseball.
Sept. 3. 1917 saw Philadelphia defeat Brooklyn Dodgers 5-0 and 9-3, with Grover Cleveland Alexander going the full distance in both contests.
1947 saw the Philadelphia Athletics defeat the Washington Senators 3-0 thanks to Bill McCahan’s no-hitter. Washington had one batter reach base thanks to a throwing error by first baseman Ferris Fain in the second inning that cost him two bases.
1947 — The New York Yankees defeated Boston 11-2 at Fenway Park thanks to 18 hits, all singles. Joe DiMaggio had four hits, as did Tommy Henrich.
1957 — In an 8-0 victory over the New York Giants, Milwaukee Braves pitcher Warren Spahn recorded his 41st career shutout.
A big league record for left-handers was set with Spahn’s shutout.
Billy Williams of the Chicago Cubs begged to be kept out of the starting lineup in 1970, ending his streak of 1,117 straight games played in the National League. Steve Garvey broke his record in 1983.
1976 saw Mike Hegan of the Milwaukee Brewers hit a cycle, drove in six runs, and helped his team defeat Mark Fidrych and the Detroit Tigers 11-2.
1986 — The Houston Astros defeated the Chicago Cubs 8-7 thanks to Billy Hatcher’s home run in the top of the 18th inning. 14 innings were played by both teams the day before and used a major league record 53 players in the game.
1990 — Bobby Thigpen’s 47th save helped the Chicago White Sox defeat Kansas City 4-2 and set a major league record. Dave Righetti of the New York Yankees established the previous mark in 1986, which Thigpen surpassed.
2000 – Kenny Lofton’s first-inning run equals Red Rolfe of the Yankees’ major league record of 18 straight games with runs scored. Along with hitting the go-ahead home run in the bottom of the 13th, the quick Indians outfielder ties Alex Cole’s previous Cleveland single-game record by stealing five bases.
2001 — In St. Louis’ 4-0 victory over San Diego, Bud Smith pitched a no-hitter, becoming the 16th rookie to do it in modern history and the second this season. Smith was starting his eleventh game overall.
2007 — After successfully recovering from serious shoulder surgery, Pedro Martinez entered the record books as the 15th pitcher to reach 3,000 strikeouts in a career. In a 10-4 victory over Cincinnati, the right-hander for the New York Mets needed just two strikeouts to accomplish the milestone.
2008 — During the ninth inning of a New York Yankees game against the Tampa Bay Rays, baseball’s first usage of instant replay supported the on-field call of a home run for Alex Rodriguez. The home run that gave the Yankees an 8-3 lead took two minutes and fifteen seconds to hold.
2011 saw Milwaukee’s George Kottaras hit a cycle, helping the Brewers defeat the Houston Astros 8-2.
2013 – Travis Snider, a pinch-hitter, hit a home run in the