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Bernie, Yanks Slam Oakland

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.

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  • 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="">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.


  • 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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