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FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 24, 1994: At home, the Cardinals set a new major-league record for futility by stranding 16 base runners in a shutout, a 4–0 loss to the Phils. The Cards collect nine hits and eight walks to strand runners in every inning but the first. At the end of the eight innings the game is scoreless, but new Cards reliever Mike Perez gives up two hits and a walk, then a 3-run homer to Pete Incaviglia. The old record of 15 baserunners in a shutout had been done four times, the last on May 12, 1975. The 1998 Mariners will match the Cards futility and set the American League record.
»August 12, 1997:
Dean Palmer homers and drives in four runs as the Kansas City Royals end the New York Yankees' three-game winning streak with a 6-4 victory. Palmer, who is 10-for-21 with runners in scoring position and has 16 RBIs in 18 games since coming over in a trade with Texas, singles home a run in the fourth, opens the 6th with his 17th homer, and hits a go-ahead, two-run double in the 7th. Mike Perez (2-0), the second of five Royals' pitchers, is the winner. Jeff Montgomery pitches the 9th for his eighth save, the 250th of his career. He retires 32 consecutive batters, one shy of the club record, before Bernie Williams singles with two outs in the ninth.