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  • 1916 — The Chicago White Sox pound Babe Ruth with 12 hits in eight innings, including three by Shoeless Joe Jackson, to beat the visiting Boston Red Sox, 5 - 0. The loss drops Boston into sixth place.
  • 2009 — Ivan Rodriguez catches the 2,227th game of his career, breaking Carlton Fisk’s record, in Houston’s 5 - 4, 10-inning loss to his former team, the Texas Rangers. For Texas, Omar Vizquel, the all-time leader for games played at shortstop, picks up his 2,677th hit, tying Luis Aparicio for most hits by a Venezuelan player.

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