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  • 1996 — Oakland C Terry Steinbach hits a 6th-inning home run in a 7 - 5 victory over Seattle, giving the Athletics their 241st home run of the season. They become the second team this season to surpass the mark formerly held by the 1961 Yankees.
  • 2016 — The Marlins honor Jose Fernandez, killed in a boat crash a day earlier, before their game with the Mets and announce that his uniform number, 16, is being retired, then go on to beat the Mets, 7 - 3. Dee Gordon, known as scrap hitter, leads off the game with a home run to the upper deck, his first and only one of the year, while 1B Justin Bour legs out the first triple of his career in an emotional contest full of unusual happenings.

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