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Elephant Rumblings: Jesus Luzardo rises to occasion in A’s debut

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  • 1979 — Carl Yastrzemski reaches the 3000 hits milestone when he singles off Yankee Jim Beattie.
  • 2017 — The Indians tie the American League record for consecutive victories when they defeat Detroit, 2 - 0, for their 20th straight win. The record had been set by the 2002 Oakland Athletics in the season depicted in the book and movie Moneyball. Corey Kluber pitches a five-hit shutout to lead Cleveland while Francisco Lindor hits a lead-off homer off Matt Boyd in the 1st.

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