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1907 In the nightcap of a twin bill at the Polo Grounds, Pirates right-hander Howie Camnitz tosses a no-hitter. Pittsburgh beats the Giants in a shortened five-inning game, 1-0.
1998 With his 50th and 51st dingers, Cubs' slugger Sammy Sosa joins Mark McGwire (53) of the Cardinals in hitting 50 home runs, making it only the second time two National League hitters have reached the plateau in the same season. Pirates outfielder Ralph Kiner and Giants first baseman Johnny Mize each hit a league-leading 51 round trippers in 1947.
2001 Arizona left-hander Randy Johnson becomes the first pitcher to strike out 300 batters in four consecutive seasons, The 'Big Unit's' 16-strikeout performance isn't enough as the Pirates beat the Diamondbacks, 5-1, ending the southpaw's eight-game winning streak.
2006 Joining the 1989 Pirates, the Royals became the second team in big league history to have a 10-run first inning and not win the game. At Kauffman Stadium, the home team takes an early 10-1 lead, but is defeated by the Indians in ten innings, 15-13.

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