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Phillies 10, Rockies 9

Phillies 10, Rockies 9

DENVER — Jimmy Rollins homered in the first then hit a go-ahead single in the eighth for the Phillies, who averted a series sweep.

This date in baseball

April 21

1910 The Cleveland Indians played their first game at League Park and lost to the Detroit Tigers 5-0, in front of 19,867.

1955 The Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 14-4 at Ebbets Field for their 10th consecutive victory from the start of the season — a major league record that lasted until 1981.

1967 After 737 consecutive games, the Dodgers were rained out for the first time since moving to Los Angeles. The St. Louis Cardinals were scheduled.

1982 The Atlanta Braves beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 for their 13th straight victory.

1984 In his second start since August 1982, Montreal pitcher David Palmer threw five perfect innings against the St. Louis Cardinals in a 4-0 victory stopped by rain.

1987 The Milwaukee Brewers' 13-game winning streak from the start of the season ended with a 7-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Milwaukee shared the major league streak of 13 straight, set by the Atlanta Braves in 1982.

1994 Eddie Murray set a major league record with his 11th switch-hit home run game as the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 10-6.

1996 Brady Anderson led off the first inning with a home run for the fourth straight game for Baltimore. The Texas Rangers overcame that homer, beating the Orioles 9-6.

2002 Randy Johnson struck out 17 batters while giving up two hits in Arizona's 7-1 win over Colorado.

2002 Atlanta's Rafael Furcal tied a modern major league record and became the first Braves player in 46 years to hit three triples in a game, as Atlanta beat Florida 4-2.

2006 Alfonso Soriano hit three home runs and drove in a career-high five RBIs as Washington beat Atlanta 7-3.

2006 Albert Pujols hit his major league leading 11th homer of the season and drove in four RBIs in St. Louis' 9-3 win over Chicago. Pujols' first inning two-run blast was his 1,000th career hit. He became the fastest player in major league history to reach that milestone with 200 homers. Pujols needed 806 games to reach the milestones, topping the previous record by Willie Mays of 825 games.

2012 Phil Humber threw the first perfect game in the majors in almost two years, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 4-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners. It was baseball's 21st perfect game and first since Philadelphia's Roy Halladay threw one against the Florida Marlins on May 29, 2010.

2012 Nick Swisher hit a grand slam to help the New York Yankees erase a nine-run deficit, then he added a two-run double to give them the lead as they posted back-to-back seven-run innings to beat Boston 15-9 at Fenway Park. The Yankees, who pounded the Boston bullpen for seven runs in the seventh and eighth innings, matched their biggest rally after a nine-run deficit since April 18, 1950, when they trailed the Red Sox 9-0 after five innings and went on to win 15-10.

Today's birthdays: Josh Rutledge 25; Jeff Keppinger 34.

Phillies 10, Rockies 9 04/20/14 [Last modified: Sunday, April 20, 2014 10:52pm]

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