1996 Game Recap: 1,000th Career Hit
Athletics 6, White Sox 5

CHICAGO (Jul 23, 1996 - 04:05 EST) -- Terry Steinbach hit two home runs for the second straight game, and pinch-runner Damon Mashore scored from second base on Geronimo Berroa's infield hit in the ninth inning Monday night, giving the Oakland Athletics a 6-5 win over Chicago.

Steinbach, who also hit a two-run single, had four RBIs. His single keyed a three-run rally in the eighth that made it 5-all.

With two outs in the Oakland ninth, Jason Giambi walked. Mashore ran for Giambi and took second on a single by Mark McGwire.

Berroa followed with a grounder up the middle that shortstop Ozzie Guillen stopped with a dive. Guillen whirled and threw to third, but Mashore had already rounded the bag and was heading home. Mashore beat third baseman Chris Snopek's throw to the plate.

Steinbach hit a solo home run in the fifth and added his 23rd homer in the seventh.

Oakland has homered in 18 straight games, extending a team record, and has 37 home runs in that span. The major league record for consecutive games with a home run is 25 by Detroit in 1994 and the New York Yankees in 1941.

Danny Tartabull and Tony Phillips homered for Chicago.

Trailing 5-2, the A's loaded the bases in the eighth. Steinbach hit a two-run single off Matt Karchner (7-3) and pinch-hitter Matt Stairs had an RBI single that tied it.

Billy Taylor (5-2) pitched two innings of scoreless relief for the win.

Harold Baines hit an RBI single in the White Sox first and Ozzie Guillen hit a sacrifice fly in the second for a 2-0 lead against John Wasdin.

Robin Ventura walked to lead off the sixth and Tartabull hit his 15th home run. Phillips hit his eighth homer in the seventh. Notes: Steinbach, whose previous home run high was 16 in 1987, has five career two-homer games. He also tied the Oakland record for home runs by a catcher, matching Jeff Newman's 22 homers set in 1979 -- one of Steinbach's homers came as a pinch-hitter. ... McGwire's single leading off the second was the 1,000th hit of his career. ... White Sox catcher Chad Kreuter, who sustained a dislocated left shoulder in a collision at home plate Friday night, will undergo surgery Wednesday at Centinella Hospital in Los Angeles.

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