Scouting report: Athletics vs. Orioles

August 26, 1996|By Jason LaCanfora

At Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Day .. .. .. ..Time .. ..TV .. .. .. .. .. .. .Starters

Tonight .. .. .7: 35 .. .HTS .. ..John Wasdin (7-6, 6.32) vs.

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .Rocky Coppinger (7-5, 5.25)

Tomorrow .. ...7: 35 .. .HTS .. ..Ariel Prieto (4-5, 4.11) vs.

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ......David Wells (9-12, 4.84)

Wednesday .. ..3: 05 .. .HTS .. ..Don Wengert (6-9, 5.18) vs.

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .Mike Mussina (17-8, 4.81)

Radio: All games on WBAL (1090 AM) and WTOP (1500 AM)

Athletics update

The Oakland Athletics had lost a season-high five in a row, including nine of 10 on the road, before they beat the New York Yankees yesterday. The Orioles seemed poised for a sweep of the slumping A's in Oakland last week, but lost the last two games of the series after clobbering the A's in the first three. Oakland had matched a season high of three straight games without a home run before Mark McGwire and Matt Stairs went deep yesterday; the Athletics and Orioles are on pace to break the major-league record of 240, set in 1961 by the New York Yankees. Before homering yesterday, McGwire, who leads the majors with 44, had gone 19 at-bats without a homer, his second-longest stretch this season (the longest is 24). Catcher Terry Steinbach is 4-for-his-last-40. Pedro Munoz, who hit the longest homer in Camden Yards history earlier this year, is on the disabled list, as is Brent Gates. Bill Taylor, who has 14 saves in 15 opportunities, also is on the DL. Mark Acre has assumed that role.

Pub Date: 8/26/96

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