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Elephant Rumblings: Piscotty Has Special Moment, Stephen Vogt’s Career May Be Over

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MLB: Oakland Athletics at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1988 - Oakland beats Detroit, 3 - 1, to extend its club-record winning streak to 14 consecutive games, the longest in the majors since 1977. The A’s will finally lose tomorrow, 8 - 2 to the Tigers, after starting the skein on April 23rd. Oakland leads by eight games in the American League West.
  • 2010 - Dallas Braden pitches the 19th perfect game in major league history as the Oakland A’s defeat the Tampa Bay Rays, owners of the best record and best offense in the majors coming into the game, 4 - 0. Braden’s is the second perfect game in franchise history, following that of Catfish Hunter on May 8, 1968; it also comes less than ten months after Mark Buehrle pitched the last perfecto, also against the Rays, on July 23, 2009.

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  • This was a really touching moment last night. Good on everyone at the park. Piscotty culminated the AB with a base hit, too...
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  • A pretty tame clearing of the benches. The high point was Kris Bryant tickling Starlin Castro...