Compiled by PAUL MONTELLA
By The Associated Press
Aug. 3
1933 - Lefty Grove of the Philadelphia A's became the first pitcher since Aug. 2, 1931 - a span of 308 games - to shut out the New York Yankees, winning 7-0.
1948 - Cleveland's Satchel Paige made his first major league start and went seven innings to lead the Indians to a 5-3 victory over the Washington Senators.
1959 - The second game of All-Star play this year was won by the AL 5-3 at Los Angeles' Memorial Stadium. Nellie Fox of the Chicago White Sox singled in the deciding run in the seventh inning.
1961 - The Pittsburgh Pirates scored a 19-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals for the largest shutout score in an NL night game.
1969 - Pinch-hitter Rich Reese hit a grand slam to power the Minnesota Twins to a 5-2 victory over the visiting Baltimore Orioles and end Dave McNally's 15-game winning streak. His two victories at the end of 1968 had given him 17 straight wins.
1977 - Eddie Murray, rookie first baseman for Baltimore, hit a home run from each side of the plate. The Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics, 8-6, in 10 innings.
1989 - The Cincinnati Reds scored 14 runs in the first inning on a major league record 16 hits and went on to beat the Houston Astros 18-2. Seven Reds had two hits off starter Jim Clancy and reliever Bob Forsch in the first, breaking a century-old record.
1998 - Mike Oquist allowed 14 earned runs - the most by a major leaguer since 1977 - in five innings of Oakland's 14-1 loss to the New York Yankees.
2001 - Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox pitched a one-hitter and faced 28 batters in a 4-0 win over Tampa Bay.
2004 - Tony Batista hit a grand slam in the 12th inning after tying the game with a two-run homer in the ninth, leading Montreal over St. Louis 10-6.
2006 - Chase Utley singled in the first inning of Philadelphia's 8-1 win at St. Louis to extend his hitting streak to 35 games.
2006 - Matt Murton tied a major league record with four doubles and drove in five runs to help the Chicago Cubs salvage a split of a doubleheader with Arizona 7-3.
2007 - Detroit Tigers' infielder Neifi Perez was suspended for 80 games after testing positive for a third time for a banned stimulant, a penalty that finished his season. Perez was suspended for 25 games on July 6 when he tested positive for a second time.
2011 - Casey McGehee homered three times and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 10-5. McGehee hit go-ahead, two-run homers in both the first and third innings and added a seventh-inning solo shot.
Today's birthdays: Matt Joyce 30; Mark Reynolds 31.

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