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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

O's Surpass '61 Yanks For Home-Run Mark

DETROIT -- The Baltimore Orioles broke the major league record for home runs in a season with 243, connecting five times as they beat the Tigers 16-6 to move within 2 1/2 games of AL East-leading New York.


Brady Anderson began the game with his 46th homer, Cal Ripken hit two and Bobby Bonilla hit a grand slam Sunday. Mark Parent's three-run drive in the third inning was Baltimores' 241st of the year, breaking the mark set by the 1961 Yankees.


The Orioles completed their first three-game sweep at Tiger Stadium since 1977 and moved closer to the Yankees, who lost to Toronto 3-1.


Anderson hit his 10th leadoff homer of the season, breaking the AL record set by Rickey Henderson in 1986. Bobby Bonds holds the major league mark of 11 in 1973. Ripken's four RBIs gave him 1,359, moving him ahead of Brooks Robinson for most in Orioles history.


Blue Jays 3, Yankees 1. In Toronto, Blue Jay Woody Williams allowed five hits in eight innings and Joe Carter drove in two runs as Toronto stopped New York's five-game winning streak.


Williams (4-3), who carried a three-hitter into the eighth, struck out eight and walked one.


Red Sox 9, White Sox 8. In Boston, Frank Thomas homered in his first three at-bats, becoming Chicago's career home run leader, but Boston won on Troy O'Leary's two-out single in the ninth.


Thomas' first drive was his 215th for the White Sox, breaking a tie with Carlton Fisk for the team lead.


Rockies 11, Astros 4. Colorado's Andres Galarraga, leading the National League in home runs and RBIs, connected twice Sunday, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Houston Astros 11-4 for their eighth straight victory.


Galarraga hit a solo shot in the second inning and a three-run drive in the sixth, giving him 45 home runs and 140 RBIs.


Braves 3, Mets 2. In New York, Atlanta's Tom Glavine struck out 10 in 8 2/3 innings and Chipper Jones drove in two runs, helping the Braves stop a six-game losing streak. Glavine (14-9), who had lost his previous two decisions, allowed 10 hits before leaving after putting two runners on in the ninth.


Mark Wohlers inherited a first-and-third situation in the ninth. His wild pitch brought the Mets to 3-2 before he struck out pinch hitter Andy Tomberlin for his 35th save.