April 30, 1999

Athletics: Shortstop Miguel Tejada got his first day off this season. He was the only Oakland player to start each of the team's first 22 games. It was the first time the A's were swept in a four-game series at home since July 10-13, 1997, against Anaheim. The A's have allowed 21 unearned runs this season, worst in the majors. They allowed 100 unearned runs last season, also worst in the majors.

Devil Rays: Jose Canseco, who has a strained abdomen, was held out of the game as a precautionary measure. It's the first game he's missed this season. Canseco, with a major-league-leading 10 homers, left the second game of Wednesday night's doubleheader in the sixth inning. Norm Charlton, 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA in two innings, was sent to Triple-A Durham. Wade Boggs' double in the sixth left him 60 hits shy of 3,000.

Mariners: Ken Griffey had the 37th multihomer game of his career and his 35th two-homer game. John Mabry had his fifth outfield assist of the season when he threw out Bill Haselman at second from right in the second inning.

White Sox: Bench coach Joe Nossek was ejected in the fourth inning by plate umpire Larry Young for arguing over a third strike call on Frank Thomas that replays showed was low and inside.

Pub Date: 4/30/99

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