The Cubs win their 16th consecutive game as they beat Carl Hubbell, completing a four-game sweep of the Giants. The mark is the most since the 1924 Dodgers won 15 straight games.
Willie Davis steals home after singling, swiping second, and advancing to third on a wild pitch with two outs in the bottom of the 16th inning, giving the Dodgers a 4-3 victory over Philadelphia. The fleet outfielder's theft of the plate occurs in the latest frame of a National League game, tying Hal Trosky's major league mark set in 1944.
In the fourth inning of the Braves' 4-1 loss at Dodger Stadium, Davey Johnson hits a solo shot off Andy Messersmith for his 43rd home run of the season, the 42nd as a second baseman. The round-tripper ties Cardinal infielder Rogers Hornsby's 1922 record for the most home runs by a second baseman.
Astros' infielder Dave Campbell hits a first-inning two-run double against San Diego right-hander Clay Kirby to snap a 0-for-45 drought, tying a major league record set in 1909 by Bill Bergen, a catcher who played with Brooklyn. 'Soup,' who will become a respected national baseball broadcaster, endured the futility while playing for three teams, combining a 17-at-bat hitless streak with the Padres and another 21 at-bats hitless streak for the Cardinals before hitting the two-bagger in his eighth.
In addition to other court-ordered restrictions, the Dodgers ban an unruly fan from attending home games in Los Angeles for 18 months. The angry patron threw coffee in the face of a Mets fan cheering a grand slam hit by New York's catcher Todd Pratt.
LA's Clayton Kershaw becomes the season's first 20-game winner when the team routs Chicago at a windy Wrigley Field, 14-5. The 26-year-old southpaw, who has compiled a 20-3 (.870) record and an ERA of 1.80, is the first Dodger hurler to reach the 20-win plateau twice since Claude Osteen accomplished the feat in 1969 and 1972.