August 23, 1998

Athletics: Oakland pulled off its first doubleheader sweep in more thaneight years. Theteam had not swept a doubleheader since July 18th, 1990, againstCleveland. The A's improved to 6-1 on their eight-gamehomestand. Oakland has held theopposition to just 11 runs during its winning streak. First baseman Jason Giambi had his 10-game hitting streak halted in the nightcap.

Devil Rays: Quinton McCracken had two assists, giving the left fielder 16 this season. Tampa Bay outfielders have 39.

Twins: Minnesota is 19-24 in one-run games.

Pub Date: 8/23/98

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