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Elephant Rumblings: A’s split first half of Bay Bridge Series

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  • 1948 — Before 72,468 - the largest crowd of the season at Yankee Stadium - the A’s sweep a pair from the Yanks by 5 - 3 scores and regain second place in the American League. The A’s win the opener in 10 innings after Joe DiMaggio ties the score with his 20th homer of the year. Joe D also triples home a run in the extra frame but Lou Brissie preserves the win for Carl Scheib. The A’s total 20 hits in the two games, including a triple and double by Sam Chapman. New York is now in 4th place, five games back.
  • 2012 — Felix Hernandez tosses the first perfect game in Seattle Mariners history, and the record third perfect game in the majors this year. He dispenses of the Tampa Bay Rays, 1 - 0, using 113 pitches, while striking out 12, including five of the last six batters he faces. It is the third no-hitter - and the second perfect game - thrown in Safeco Field this season, the first time that one stadium had seen two perfect games in a season. Coming into 2012, there had never been a no-hitter at the ballpark.

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