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1962 At Colt Stadium in Houston, thanks to a pair of three-run home runs by Roman Mejias, the Colt .45's, in their first ever major league game, defeat the Cubs, 11-2. Former Yankee hurler Bobby Shantz gets the win for the new franchise on the owner Judge Hofheinz's 50th birthday.

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2015 Mound opponents Cubs Travis Wood and Tyler Matzek of the Rockies each hit eighth in their team's lineup, marking just the 12th time in major league history that both pitchers have not batted ninth in the same game. The last time this occurred was in 2008 when the Cardinals, led by Tony La Russa, who frequently employed his hurler in that slot, played the Pirates.

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