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Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA

By The Associated Press

June 12

1922 - Hub Pruett struck out Babe Ruth three consecutive times as the St. Louis Browns beat the New York Yankees 7-1.

1928 - Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees had two triples and two homers in a 15-7 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

1939 - The Baseball Hall of Fame was officially dedicated at Cooperstown, N.Y.

1954 - Milwaukee's Jim Wilson pitched the year's only no-hitter, blanking the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0.

1959 - The San Francisco Giant's Mike McCormick tossed a 3-0, five-inning no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies. Richie Ashburn singled in the top of the sixth for the Phillies, but the hit didn't count because the game was stopped by rain.

1970 - Dock Ellis of the Pittsburgh Pirates hurled a 2-0 no-hitter in the first game of a doubleheader against the San Diego Padres. Ellis walked eight and hit a batter, and Willie Stargell hit two homers.

1981 - Thirteen games were canceled due to the players' strike.

1997 - After 126 years, baseball broke its tradition and played interleague games.

1999 - Cal Ripken went 6-for-6, homering twice and driving in six runs as the Baltimore Orioles scored the most runs in franchise history with a 22-1 rout of the Atlanta Braves.

2005 - Hee-Seop Choi hit three homers in his first three at-bats, including a go-ahead solo shot in the sixth, to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers past Minnesota 4-3.

2006 - Jason Grimsley was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball less than a week after federal agents raided his home during an investigation into performance-enhancing drugs.

2006 - Chicago's Jose Contreras won his 15th straight start and struck out a career-high 11 batters to help the White Sox defeat Texas 8-3.

2007 - Justin Verlander mixed 99 mph heat with crazy curveballs to pitch a no-hitter and lead the Detroit Tigers over the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0. Verlander struck out a career-high 12, walked four and benefited from several stellar defensive plays.

2009 - Chicago right fielder Milton Bradley had a bad day at Wrigley Field. Bradley lost Jason Kubel's pop-up in the sun for a single, couldn't catch Michael Cuddyer's RBI bloop double, made a baserunning blunder and, most egregiously, flipped the ball into the stands after catching Mauer's one-out sac fly. With Nick Punto on third, Brendan Harris on first, Bradley caught Mauer's fly, posed for several seconds and threw the baseball into the seats. As Punto scored easily to make it 6-3, Harris was awarded third base on Bradley's error as boos rained down from every section of the ballpark.

2009 - New York Mets second baseman Luis Castillo dropped Alex Rodriguez's lazy popup with two outs in the ninth inning as two runs scored, helping the Yankees escape with a wild 9-8 victory over the Mets.

2010 - Daniel Nava hit the first pitch he saw as a big leaguer for a grand slam - only the second player to do it - leading the Boston Red Sox to a 10-2 rout of the Philadelphia Phillies. Nava connected on a fastball from Joe Blanton in the second inning. Kevin Kouzmanoff hit a slam on the first pitch he saw Sept. 2, 2006, for Cleveland against Texas.

2012 - Alex Rodriguez hit his 23rd career grand slam, matching Yankees Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig for most in baseball history. Rodriguez hit a full-count pitch from Atlanta's Jonny Venters in the eighth inning into the left field seats to tie the game at 4. It was A-Rod's first slam this season and his 10th homer overall.

Today's birthdays: Avisail Garcia 22; George Kontos 28; Roger Bernadina 29.

Copyright 2016 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
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