Oakland Athletics vs New York Yankees
April 10, 1998 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on April 10, 1998 at Yankee Stadium. The New York Yankees defeated the Oakland Athletics and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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Oakland Athletics 13, New York Yankees 17

Oakland Athletics ab r h rbi
Henderson lf 5 1 1 0
McDonald cf 4 2 1 2
Grieve rf 4 2 2 2
Stairs dh 6 1 2 3
Giambi 1b 6 1 3 2
Magadan 3b 4 1 2 1
Voigt ph,3b 2 0 0 0
Spiezio 2b 4 1 0 1
Hinch c 4 2 3 1
Bournigal ss 4 2 2 1
Haynes p 0 0 0 0
Small p 0 0 0 0
Dougherty p 0 0 0 0
Mathews p 0 0 0 0
Groom p 0 0 0 0
Totals 43 13 16 13
New York Yankees ab r h rbi
Knoblauch 2b 6 0 1 2
Jeter ss 5 1 0 0
O'Neill rf 4 2 0 0
Williams cf 3 4 2 0
Martinez 1b 4 4 3 5
Strawberry dh 3 2 2 3
Spencer ph,dh 0 0 0 0
Curtis lf 2 4 2 1
Brosius 3b 4 0 2 4
Girardi c 5 0 4 2
Cone p 0 0 0 0
Holmes p 0 0 0 0
Buddie p 0 0 0 0
Lloyd p 0 0 0 0
Nelson p 0 0 0 0
Totals 36 17 16 17
Oakland 0 5 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 13 16 2
New York 0 2 5 5 4 0 1 0 x 17 16 2
Oakland Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Haynes 2.1 3 6 6 5 0
Small 1.0 4 6 5 4 0
Dougherty L (0-1) 1.1 5 4 4 2 0
Mathews 1.0 1 0 0 1 0
Groom 2.1 3 1 1 0 1
Totals 8.0 16 17 16 12 1
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Cone 4.1 11 9 9 3 4
Holmes 0.0 2 3 3 0 0
Buddie W (1-0) 1.1 2 1 0 1 1
Lloyd 1.2 0 0 0 0 1
Nelson 1.2 1 0 0 2 1
Totals 9.0 16 13 12 6 7

E –Giambi (1), Hinch (1), Martinez (2), Brosius (3). DP –Oakland 1, New York 1. PB –Girardi (1). 2B –Oakland Stairs (2,off Cone); Magadan (2,off Cone), New York Strawberry (3,off Small); Martinez (2,off Dougherty). HR –New York Martinez (1,3rd inning off Haynes 2 on, 1 out). SH –McDonald (1,off Cone). HBP –Grieve (2,by Holmes). Team LOB –11. SF –Curtis (1,off Haynes); Brosius (1,off Haynes). IBB –Curtis (1,by Small). Team –9. SB –McDonald (5,2nd base off Lloyd/Girardi); Hinch (1,2nd base off Nelson/Girardi); Strawberry (1,2nd base off Small/Hinch); Curtis (2,2nd base off Groom/Hinch). CS –Strawberry (1,2nd base by Dougherty/Hinch); Williams (1,2nd base by Groom/Hinch). HBP –Holmes (1,Grieve). IBB –Small (1,Curtis). U-HP –Ken Kaiser, 1B –Ed Hickox, 2B –Larry Barnett, 3B –Greg Kosc. T –4:06. A –56,717.

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