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Aug. 20

1912 — Washington's Jay Cashion pitched a six-inning no-hitter to give the Senators a 2-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians in the second game of a doubleheader.


1945 — Tommy Brown, 17 years, 8 months, 14 days, of the Brooklyn Dodgers became the youngest major league player to hit a home run when he connected in Ebbets Field against Preacher Roe of the Pittsburgh Pirates.


1961 — The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Braves 7-4 in the second game of a doubleheader to snap a 23-game losing streak, a modern record.


1974 — Nolan Ryan of the California Angels struck out 19 Tigers in a 1-0, 11-inning loss to Detroit. It was the third time this season that Ryan struck out 19 batters in a game.


1985 — Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets struck out 16 batters in a 3-0 victory over San Francisco. Gooden became the first National League pitcher to strike out 200 or more batters in each of his first two seasons.


1995 — Jose Mesa of the Cleveland Indians picked up his 37th save in 37 opportunities, setting a major league record as the Indians beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-5.


2004 — Adrian Beltre of the Los Angeles Dodgers hit two home runs, a game-tying homer in the ninth and a game-winner in the 11th, in a 3-2 win over Atlanta.


2005 — The Kansas City Royals ended baseball's longest losing streak in 17 years, beating the Oakland Athletics 2-1 to snap a club-record 19-game skid.


2007 — Bobby Jenks failed to break the major league record for consecutive batters retired before getting three outs to help the Chicago White Sox post a 4-3 win over Kansas City. Jenks gave up a single to Joey Gathright to lead off the ninth and responded by retiring the next three batters for his 34th save.


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