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Aug. 9

1916 — The Philadelphia A's ended their 20-game losing streak by beating the Detroit Tigers 7-1.

1939 — Red Rolfe of the New York Yankees started a streak of 18 consecutive games in which he scored at least one run. During those games, he scored a total of 30 runs.

1960 — Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox hit home run No. 511 to tie Mel Ott for fourth place on the career list.

1975 — Davey Lopes of the Los Angeles Dodgers stole his 32nd consecutive base without being caught, breaking Max Carey's 1922 record. Lopes tacked on six more steals before being caught Aug. 24.