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This Day in Dodgers History
May 14th

5 Fact(s) Found
1913 Walter Johnson's streak of 55.2 scoreless innings ends when he gives up a run in the bottom of the fourth in the Senators' 10-5 victory against the Browns at Sportsman's Park. The right-hander's record will last until 1968, when Don Drysdale surpasses the mark, tossing 58.2 blank frames for the Dodgers.
1956 The Orioles, taking a gamble, purchase sore-armed Billy Loes from the Dodgers for a reported $25,000. The 26-year-old right-hander will be selected for American League All-Star team next season and posts a 21-30 (.412) record during his four years with Baltimore.
1978 In a contest best remembered for Tommy Lasorda's postgame rant, Dave Kingman hits three home runs, accounting for eight RBIs against the Dodgers in the Cubs' 10-7 victory at Chavez Ravine. The third-year manager takes exception to radio reporter Paul Olden asking his opinion about the Chicago slugger's performance, responding with an obscenity-laced tirade that has become legendary.

1981 With a 3-2 win over Montreal in front of the largest Dodger Stadium crowd in seven years, rookie sensation Fernando Valenzuela improves his record to 8-0. The 20-year-old southpaw, who has started the season with five shutouts and a minuscule ERA of 0.50, gets the victory when right fielder Pedro Guerrero hits a leadoff game-ending home run off Steve Ratzer in the bottom of the ninth inning at Chavez Ravine.
2011 For the first time since 1914, the Dodgers lose after allowing just one hit, dropping a 1-0 decision to the visiting Diamondbacks. Chad Billingsley, the hard-luck loser, gives up a leadoff double in the second to Stephen Drew, who scores the game's only run when shortstop Jamey Carroll fails to cover the bag in an attempted pick-off play.

5 Fact(s) Found