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  • 1916 — The Athletics set an American League record with their 19th loss in a row on the road (20th overall)‚ a 9 - 0 yawner to the Tigers. The streak began on July 25th‚ making it a record for losses in 2 weeks.
  • 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.
  • 2001 — With 50‚863 on hand at Oakland‚ the A’s down the Red Sox‚ 6 - 1, behind the pitching of Tim Hudson. Carl Everett’s home run accounts for the only BoSox score‚ while Jason Giambi homers for Oakland. Johnny Damon hits a double the hard way when his drive down the RF line lands in a beer cup. Trot Nixon is the right fielder.

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