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Elephant Rumblings: A’s take down Astros; Estrada hits IL

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  • 2010 — A pro baseball world record comes to an end. Tomoaki Kanemoto of the Hanshin Tigers, hitting .167, asks to be left out of the lineup, ending a run of 1,492 games in a row playing every single inning. He pinch-hits later in the contest to keep his consecutive game played streak alive.
  • 2012 — Bartolo Colon displays a rare mastery of the strike zone in shutting out the Angels, 6 - 0. At one point, Colon throws 38 consecutive strikes, the longest such streak since all pitches were first recorded in 1988. Yoenis Cespedes hits a three-run homer for Oakland, giving him 12 RBI in his first 12 major league games.

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