On This Date 9/4/2002

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The Oakland Athletics set an American League record by winning their 20th straight game, beating the Kansas City Royals 12-11 on a walk-off home run by Scott Hatteberg. The A’s had once led the game 11-0, but the Royals, with five runs in the fourth and eighth inning, rallied to tie the game. Powered by the streak, Oakland would win the American League West with a record of 103-59.

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