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Elephant Rumblings: Treinen is an All-Star, Lowrie Snubbed, Luzardo and Murphy to Play in Futures Game

Plus who is using their 25th roster spot the worst?

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  • 1971 - The A’s beat the Angels, 1 - 0, in the longest shutout in American League history - 20 innings. Vida Blue strikes out 17 batters in 11 innings for the A’s, while the Angels’ Billy Cowan ties a major-league record by fanning six times. Both teams combine for 43 strikeouts, a new major-league record for incompetence (or pitching dominance, depending on one’s perspective).

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