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Orel Hershiser began a streak 25 years ago today that allowed him to break the major league record with 59 consecutive scoreless innings.
The Bulldog held the Montreal Expos hitless over the last four innings on Aug. 30, 1988. SP Dennis Martinez popped an RBI single to center field that scored Tim Raines in the fifth inning.
It would be the last run Hershiser allowed before firing six straight shutouts against the Atlanta Braves (twice), the Cincinnati Reds, the Houston Astros, the San Francisco Giants and the San Diego Padres.
At the end of the ninth inning Sept. 30 against the Padres, Hershiser tied Drysdale’s all-time mark. Hershiser came out for the 10th inning of a scoreless game, and broke Drysdale’s record after 1B Keith Moreland popped out for the final out of the streak.