A record Monday

August 28, 1996|By Buster Olney

Chris Hoiles hit a grand slam in the third inning, his second of the year and the eighth for the Orioles this season. That tied a single-season team record, set in 1970 and tied in 1979, 1982, 1983 and 1984.

Hoiles' home run was the 110th at home for the Orioles, tying a club record. The Orioles hit 110 at Memorial Stadium in 1987.

Terry Steinbach hit a three-run homer for Oakland in the fifth, his 31st of the season and his 30th as a catcher -- the sixth time an AL catcher has hit 30 or more homers.

Matt Stairs' bases-empty homer in the seventh set Oakland's team record for most homers on the road, with 112.

Rafael Palmeiro and Bobby Bonilla hit back-to-back homers in the third inning, the 11th time this year the Orioles have hit back-to-back homers, and the fourth time Palmeiro and Bonilla have hit back-to-back homers.

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