Seven shutouts in one day
NEW YORK (AP) -- So much for the offense.
For the first time in more than three decades, there were seven shutouts in the major leagues on one day.
In the American League, Boston beat Chicago 1-0, Minnesota defeated Tampa Bay 8-0 and Kansas City blanked the New York Yankees 5-0.
In the National League, Arizona defeated Florida 4-0, St. Louis beat Washington 2-0, Cincinnati defeated San Francisco 3-0 and Milwaukee blanked Los Angeles 9-0.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the most shutouts on one day since there were a record eight on June 4, 1972, when 16 games were played. Thirteen games were played Tuesday.
Milwaukee's Doug Davis (four-hitter) and Cincinnati's Bronson Arroyo (three-hitter) had the only complete-game shutouts.
Among those who pitched complete-game shutouts on June 4, 1972, were Bob Gibson, Catfish Hunter, Tom Timmerman, John Curtis and Don Wilson.