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Elephant Rumblings: Lowrie Still Feeling Effects of Mid-July Collision, Baseball Announcer Gaffes

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  • 1979 - Oakland’s Matt Keough loses to California, 8 - 1‚ running his season record to 0-14‚ and tying a dubious major league record. His 14 straight losses ties him for the 4th most in American League history.
  • 1992 - Oakland’s Dennis Eckersley had his consecutive saves record snapped at 40. His two records - 36 straight to start a season, and 40 straight over two seasons - ended trying to protect a 2-1 lead in the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals. Eckersley gave up a two-out, two-run single to Gregg Jefferies which gave the Royals a 3-2 lead. But the Athletics came back to win the game in the ninth, 5-3.

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