Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

SHORT HOPS: 2017 LOG [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

SHORT HOPS: 2017 LOG [Derived Headline]

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JULY 8

At age 36, in pro ball since 2002 and nine years after earning his only major league win, Oakland's Chris Smith makes his first MLB start. He pitches six innings vs. Seattle in a game the A's eventually win, 4-3, with a run in the ninth.

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The Dodgers beat the Royals, 5-4, with a most unusual walk-off run in the 10th inning. They score the winner thanks to four consecutive walks. According to Elias Sports Bureau, it is the first such win since June 6, 1962, when Don Larsen of the Giants walked the Cubs to victory in the bottom of the ninth at Wrigley Field.

Mt. Lebanon's Ian Happ hits his 13th home run for the Cubs in a 4-2 loss to the Pirates. It gives Happ 13 HRs and 30 RBIs in his first 50 games, making him and only the second Cubs batter to post such numbers after 50 in the history of the franchise. …

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