Diamondbacks 12, Athletics 4
ANNE M. PETERSON
Jun. 07, 1998
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ Devon White went 4-for-6 with a three-run homer and Yamil Benitez added a solo shot Sunday as the Arizona Diamondbacks snapped a four-game losing streak with a 12-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics.
Brian Anderson (4-6) extended his winning streak to three straight games, giving up four runs and six hits in five-plus innings.
Oakland starter Tom Candiotti (4-7) left the game in the second inning with back spasms and was replaced by Jay Witasick.
Jason Giambi homered for the A's, who had their three-game winning streak stopped.
Candiotti walked Matt Williams to lead off the second before Witasick came on and gave up a homer to David Dellucci, giving the Diamondbacks a 2-0 lead.
Benitez hit his third homer with one out in the fourth. After Karim Garcia walked and a single by Kelly Stinnett, White hit his ninth homer over the right-field fence.
Benitez's two-run single in the fifth put the Diamondbacks ahead 8-0.
The A's cut the deficit in half in the fifth on Jason Giambi's solo homer, Rickey Henderson's RBI double and Scott Spiezio's two-run double.
In the sixth, White scored on Aaron Small's wild pitch and he hit an RBI double in the eighth to make it 10-4. Williams and Dellucci each hit run-scoring doubles in the eighth.
White has had four four-hit games this season, and 18 in his career.
Notes: Anderson, who walked one, entered the game ranked behind only Greg Maddux for the fewest walks allowed in the NL. ... The A's announced a new ticket promotion, ``98 for 98.'' Kids 14 and under will be able to buy tickets to any A's game for 98 cents. ... Henderson scored his 1,950th run, moving him past Stan Musial into sixth place on the all-time list. ... Benitez, who went 2-for-4, has three multi-hit games this season, and he's homered in each of them.