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2011 _ Rookie Zach Stewart took a perfect game into the eighth inning and finished with a one-hitter as the Chicago White Sox completed a doubleheader sweep of Minnesota with a 4-0 victory. Danny Valencia’s leadoff double in the eighth spoiled the right-hander’s bid.

2012 _ Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy was struck on the right side of his head by a hard shot from the Angels’ Erick Aybar. McCarthy suffered an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture. He had two hours of surgery to relieve pressure on his brain later that night.

Today’s birthdays: Chris B. Young 30; Randy Choate 38