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A's set record by homering in 25 straight on road

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CHICAGO -- Mark Canha's home run leading off the fifth inning on Sunday gave the A's a 2-0 lead over the White Sox at the time -- and sole possession of a Major League record.

The A's have now homered in 25 straight road games to establish a new MLB mark. They had been tied with the 1996 Baltimore Orioles.

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CHICAGO -- Mark Canha's home run leading off the fifth inning on Sunday gave the A's a 2-0 lead over the White Sox at the time -- and sole possession of a Major League record.

The A's have now homered in 25 straight road games to establish a new MLB mark. They had been tied with the 1996 Baltimore Orioles.

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The record, though, was the lone highlight in an otherwise forgettable 10-3 loss.

"It's pretty cool to be in the history books," Canha said. "Obviously, you'd like to win and you'd like it to be towards something positive, but it's pretty cool -- especially for a young group like us to have that as bragging rights."

For whatever reason, the A's have thrived at going deep away from home this season. Canha's blast -- a no-doubter on the first pitch from Carlos Rodon -- was the team's MLB-best 68th road homer in 38 games. By contrast, they have 36 homers in 40 home games.

With a four-game series at Detroit beginning Monday, the A's will have an opportunity to extend the record.

"Keep it going," Canha said. "Let's add four more onto it in Detroit."

John Jackson is a contributor to MLB.com based in Chicago.

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