Bernie Williams' grand slam capped an eight-run second inning as the New York Yankees won their sixth straight game with a 12-8 victory Monday night over the Oakland Athletics.
Chuck Knoblauch, Derek Jeter and Ricky Ledee added solo homers for the Yankees. Knoblauch and Jeter hit consecutive shots in the fifth.
Chili Davis had an RBI double, Ledee hit a run-scoring single, Jorge Posada had a sacrifice fly and Jeter drew a bases-loaded walk in the second before Williams hit his sixth career slam.
Williams, who has 19 homers this season, is 17-for-32 with runners in scoring position since the All-Star break. His slam was one of five, a major league record, hit Monday.
Ramiro Mendoza (5-7), the third of four New York pitchers, allowed one run in 2 2-3 innings for the win.
Tony Phillips hit a two-run homer and Mike Macfarlane had a two-run single as the A's scored four in the second. It was Phillips' 14th homer of the season, but his first since June 17 a span of 38 games and 144 at-bats.
Scott Spiezio had a solo homer in the third and an RBI groundout in the sixth for the A's, who had a four-game winning streak snapped. A href="http://www.sportsline.com/u/baseball/mlb/players/player_7633.htm">Jason Giambi and Eric Chavez added RBI singles.
Both starters struggled. Jimmy Haynes (7-11) allowed six runs in 1 1-3 innings for the A's and now has a 16.47 ERA in his last four starts.
Hideki Irabu, despite being given an 8-0 lead in the second inning, lasted just four innings and allowed six runs on eight hits for New York.
Notes The eight-run outburst tied the Yankees' biggest inning of the season. The Yankees batted around for the 25th time this season. Phillips returned after missing seven games with a calf strain. Giambi, who had three hits, extended his hitting streak to 17 games. The Yankees have the best road record in the AL with a 33-21 mark. The A's still have the best home record in the majors at 40-18. Haynes has a 2.06 ERA in his seven wins this season and an 8.15 ERA in his 16 other starts. Haynes has lasted less than three innings in four of his 23 starts this season. The A's had held a lead in each of their previous 30 games. Oakland has homered in 11 straight games and 29 of the last 30. Jeter also doubled in the seventh for his major league leading 48th multi-hit game this season.
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