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Elephant Rumblings: Lowrie Open to A’s Return, Harper Wins HR Derby

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1941 - In front of more than 60,000 fans at Cleveland, Joe DiMaggio’s hitting streak is ended at 56 games. Indians P Al Smith and Jim Bagby Jr., plus sensational plays by 3B Ken Keltner, stop the Yankee Clipper, but New York edges the Indians, 6 - 5.

2008 - The Oakland A’s trade struggling Joe Blanton (5-12, 4.96) for prospects Adrian Cardenas and Josh Outman as well as minor leaguer Matt Spencer. Outman is having a productive year in AA and Cardenas is hitting .309 with 16 steals in 16 tries in high A ball.

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