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This Day in Dodgers History
September 6th

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1924 In a game with only six hits, the Brooklyn Robins beat Boston, 1-0, behind the strong two-hit performance of right-hander Bill Doak. The Braves Field victory is the team's 15th consecutive win, establishing the longest winning streak in franchise history.
1953 With Giants manager Leo Durocher yelling, "stick it in his ear," Ruben Gomez hits Carl Furillo, the National League's leading hitter, on the wrist by a pitch. After taking first base, the Dodgers right fielder bolts into the opposing dugout to choke 'Leo the Lip,' but in the melee, he factures the knuckle on his little finger, ending his season.
1981 Fernando Valenzuela ties the National League's rookie record for shutouts, blanking St. Louis, 5-0, for his seventh whitewash of the season. The Dodger lefty shares the mark with Irv Young (1905 Beaneaters), Grover Alexander (1911 Phillies), and Jerry Koosman (1968 Mets).
1985 In a matchup of aces that lives up to its advanced billing, Dwight Gooden and Fernando Valenzuela hook up in one of the best pitchers' duels in recent memory. New York beats Los Angeles at Chavez Ravine, 2-0, thanks to Darryl Strawberry's two-run double on a day that the 20-year-old Mets right-hander strikes out ten batters, throwing nine shutout innings, while the Dodger southpaw pitches 11 innings without allowing a run.
1996 Thirty-nine-year-old center fielder Brett Butler returns to the Dodger lineup after having surgery in May to remove a tumor and receiving intensive treatment for squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsils. The premiere leadoff hitter, who will retire at the end of next season, steals a base and scores the decisive in the eighth inning of the team's 2-1 victory over the Pirates at Chavez Ravine.
2017 The Diamondbacks win their 13th straight game when they defeat the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine, 3-1. The victory establishes a franchise mark for consecutive wins, surpassing the team's 12-game winning streak in 2003.

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