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Elephant Rumblings: A’s set franchise record in rout of Cubs

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MLB: Oakland Athletics at Chicago Cubs Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1971 — Vida Blue becomes the first 20-game winner in the major leagues this season with a 1 - 0, three-hit gem over the White Sox. Joel Horlen balks in the game’s only run.
  • 2018 — 45-year-old Bartolo Colon sets a new record for wins by a pitcher from Latin America as the Rangers defeat the Mariners for his 246th career victory, moving him past Dennis Martinez.

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