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Elephant Rumblings: MLB Draft Begins Tonight, Has Frankie Montas Finally Found His Role?

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  • 1972 - A major league record eight shutouts are pitched in 16 major league games: five in the American League, three in the National League. Two are recorded by the Oakland Athletics, who sweep a pair from the Baltimore Orioles by identical 2 - 0 scores.
  • 2012 - Rookie Jarrod Parker keeps the powerful Rangers line-up hitless for 7 innings on his way to a 12 - 1 win by the Athletics. Michael Young ends Parker’s bid for a no-hitter with a leadoff single in the 8th; Parker only needs two more pitches to get out of the inning, on a pop-up and a double play grounder, then leaves the game. For Texas, OF Craig Gentry is pressed into mound service in the 8th, to give his team’s tired bullpen a breather.

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