|MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL|
|BOSTON RED SOX AT OAKLAND ATHLETICS|
|GAME ID: 16 - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1ST, 1998 - GAME LOG|
Fans of the Oakland Athletics who packed the stands for the home opener were rewarded with a Oakland win over the visiting Boston Red Sox, 5-3.
Kenny Rogers started for the home team against Pedro Martinez. Pedro Martinez earned the coveted player of the game honors. Kenny Rogers earned the win to go to 1-0. He allowed 3 earned runs on 10 hits, with 3 walks and no strikeouts. Billy Taylor locked down his 1st save. Matt Stairs aided the Oakland cause with a run-scoring double in the bottom of the third.
For the game, the left fielder went 1 for 3 with a double and a walk. Stairs attributed the win to "energy and focus on the part of everyone."
Notes: Red Sox will face the A's again tomorrow as Bret Saberhagen takes the mound against Jimmy Haynes