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1969 Cardinal hurler Steve Carlton fans nineteen batters, including three in the final frame, to establish a new major league mark for strikeouts for a nine-inning game. Lefty's performance is spoiled when Ron Swoboda's pair of two-run homers proves to be the difference in the Redbirds' 4-3 loss to the Mets at Busch Stadium.
1971 The Oakland A's win the American League West Division with their 3-2 victory over Chicago and the Royals' 6-2 loss to California. The franchise hadn't won a title since 1931, when Connie Mack managed the team in Philadelphia.
1977 The Royals, en route to finishing with a 102-60 record and winning the American League West, set a club record of 16 straight victories when they defeat the A's in ten innings in the nightcap of a doubleheader, 5-4. Kansas City also had a 10-game win streak in July.
1996 Thanks to Andres Galarraga's three-run homer the Rockies establish a big league record for runs scored at home. Colorado, which will amass 658 tallies at Coors Field, scores its 626th, 627th, and 628th runs of the season when the 'Big Cat' goes deep to surpass the 1950 Red Sox, who crossed the plate 625 times.
2000 On the day same day he and teammate brother Jeremy homer in the same game for the second time in their careers, the A's first baseman Jason Giambi sets a team record by hitting his fourth grand slam of the season as Oakland drubs the Devil Rays, 17-3. The base-loaded shot also ties a major league record for the most grand slams by a team in a single season, 12.
2003 Rafael Palmeiro joins Jimmie Foxx as the only players to hit 35 homers and drive in 100 runs in nine consecutive seasons. The Hall of Famer Foxx accomplished the feat playing for the A's and Red Sox from 1932 to 1940.

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