Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

SHORT HOPS: 2014 WEEKLY LOG [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

SHORT HOPS: 2014 WEEKLY LOG [Derived Headline]

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MAY 30

Has there been a more complete game by a position player this season? Oakland OF Yoenis Cespedes doubles, triples, homers, drives in five runs and throws out two runners at the plate -- both in the second inning -- in an 11-3 win vs. the Angels.

SUNDAY

Former Pirates infielder Brock Holt ties a major league record with four doubles in the Red Sox' 4-0 win vs. Tampa.

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The Mets and Phillies play extra innings for the third day in a row before Lucas Duda hits a two-run home run in the top of the 11th in what becomes a 4-3 Mets win. It is their third consecutive game in a weekend series that has gone at least 11 innings -- the first time that has happened since Toronto-Seattle Sept. 16-18, 1991, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

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Seattle rookie Roenis Elias shuts out Detroit, 4-0 -- the first rookie to shut out the Tigers since Angels P Tim Fortugno July 25, 1992.

MONDAY

The Mets and Phillies finally complete their five-game series at Citizens Bank Park. In something of a miracle, the game lasts only nine innings. It is almost a letdown. According to Elias Sports Bureau, had they somehow found a way to play one more inning, they would have tied the major league record of 58 for a five-game series set by the Yankees and Tigers in June 1962. …

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