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1931 Babe Ruth becomes the first major leaguer to hit 600 career home runs when the Yankees defeat the Browns, 11-7. The 36 year-old slugger hit the milestone round-tripper off right-hander George Blaeholder.
2006 Cory Lidle, recently obtained from the Phillies along with Bobby Abreu in a trade-deadline deal, throws six scoreless innings to get the 2-1 win as the Yankees complete a five-game sweep of the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Dubbed the "Boston Massacre II", the lopsided series reminds fans of the rivalry of a similar meltdown in Boston in 1978.
2006 For the first time since 1943, the Yankees sweep a five-game series at Fenway. The latest Boston massacre leaves the Red Sox six and half games behind front-running New York and four games off the wild-card pace.
2007 With a grand slam and a three-run homer, a two-run and a pair of one-run doubles during an 18-9 rout of the Yankees, Garret Anderson drives in a franchise-record ten runs with his four hits. The Angels' left fielder, who is one RBI shy of setting the American League mark, becomes the 12th player to collect 10 RBIs in one contest in big league history.
2013 Ichiro Suzuki collects his 4,000th career hit to join Ty Cobb and Pete Rose as the third professional baseball player to accomplish the feat. The Yankees right fielder, who has compiled more hits during his 13 seasons in the major leagues than any other player within the same amount of playing time, started his career with the Orix BlueWave in Japan, where he had a total of 1,278 hits before joining the Mariners in 2001.

5 Fact(s) Found