At spacious Mann Field in Newport (AR), the Paragould Browns' Clarence "Hooks" Iott goes the distance, striking out 30 Newport Dodgers in a 16-inning Class D Northeast Arkansas League game that ends in a 1-1 tie. In September, the 21-year-old southpaw, who struck out 25 Batesville Pilots in a nine-inning game last month, will make his major league debut for the Browns, throwing two innings against the White Sox without recording a strikeout.
Home plate umpire Frank Dascoli stops play for 24 minutes when San Francisco's first baseman Willie McCovey hits a pitch into shallow left field that no one can see because of the dense fog. The Giants' infielder second inning invisible triple doesn't deter the Dodgers when they win the Candlestick Park contest, 5-3.
At the All-Star Game played in Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field, Angels outfielder Garret Anderson goes 3-for-4, including a two-run homer and a double, helping the American League beat the NL, 7-6. Pinch-hitting in the eighth inning, Rangers' third baseman Hank Blalock hits a go-ahead two-run homer off the usually untouchable reliever of the Dodgers, Eric Gagne.
Eric Gagne surpasses Jeff Shaw for the most career saves in franchise history, collecting his 130th save in a Dodger uniform. The 28-year-old right-handed closer pitches a perfect ninth, striking out the side, in the team's 5-2 victory over Arizona at Bank One Ballpark.
Cody Bellinger becomes the first Dodger rookie to hit for the cycle when he collects a seventh-inning triple in the team's 7-1 victory over the Marlins in Miami. The 22-year-old freshman goes 4-for-5, driving in three runs en route to his historic accomplishment.