This date in baseball May 13
1911: Detroit's Ty Cobb hit his first grand slam. After six innings, the Tigers led the Red Sox, 10-1. Boston came back to win 13-11 in 10 innings.
1911: The New York Giants scored a major league record 10 runs before the St. Louis Cardinals retired the first batter in the first inning. Fred Merkle drove in six of the Giants' 13 runs in the first en route to a 19-5 rout. Rube Marquard of the Giants entered the game in the second inning and set a record for relievers with 14 strikeouts in his eight-inning appearance.
1942: Boston's Jim Tobin became the only pitcher in modern history to hit three home runs in one game. Tobin led the Braves to a 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs. His fourth at-bat was a fly ball caught against the fence in left field.
1955: Mickey Mantle hit three home runs — two lefthanded and one righthanded — and the Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2.
1958: Teammates Willie Mays and Darryl Spencer each had four long hits and San Francisco beat the Dodgers in Los Angeles 16-9. Mays had two homers, two triples, a single and four RBI, and Spencer had two homers, a triple, a double and six RBI for a combined 28 total bases.
1958: Stan Musial got his 3,000th hit with a pinch-double off Chicago's Moe Drabowsky at Wrigley Field. The Cardinals won 5-3.
1980: Ray Knight of Cincinnati hit two home runs in the fifth inning — including a grand slam — to lead the Reds to a 15-4 rout of the New York Mets.
1982: The Chicago Cubs won game No. 8,000 in their history with a 5-0 victory over Houston at the Astrodome.
1989: Kirby Puckett of the Twins tied a major league record with four doubles against the Blue Jays. He became the 35th player to hit four doubles in a game, the first since Toronto's Damaso Garcia in 1986.
1993: George Brett hit his 300th career home run in the sixth inning of Kansas City's 7-3 victory over Cleveland. Brett joined Hank Aaron, Stan Musial, Carl Yastrzemski, Willie Mays and Al Kaline as the only players with at least 3,000 hits and 300 homers.
1998: The Atlanta Braves set an NL record and tied a major league mark by hitting home runs in 25 consecutive games, doing it when Ryan Klesko hit a two-run shot in the sixth inning against St. Louis.
2000: Todd Stottlemyre of Arizona earned his seventh victory of the season and the Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 6-2. It was Todd's 136th career win. He and father Mel Stottlemyre became the first father-son combination to record 300 wins.
2007: San Francisco rookie Fred Lewis hit for the cycle in a 15-2 win over Colorado, just four days after being called up from Class AAA Fresno.
2010: Mat Latos pitched a one-hitter, allowing just a sixth-inning single that deflected off him, and also drove in the lone run to lead the San Diego Padres over the San Francisco Giants 1-0. Latos retired the first 15 batters. Eli Whiteside opened the sixth with a one hopper that hit off Latos' glove hand and bounced toward shortstop. Third baseman Chase Headley's throw to first wasn't in time.
2014: Pinch hitter Greg Garcia was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and one out in the 12th inning, sending the St. Louis Cardinals to 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs. Jhonny Peralta led off the 12th with a single for his third hit. Justin Grimm retired Matt Holliday on a popup, but walks to Allen Craig and Yadier Molina loaded the bases for Garcia.