Toronto 10, Oakland 4

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, July 26, 2012 12:37 PM
Location - Rogers Centre
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Victor Carapazza, First Base - Larry Vanover, Second Base - Dan Bellino, Third Base - Jerry Layne,
Attendance - 39003

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Oakland 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 5 1
Toronto 0 0 0 3 0 2 1 4 10 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 53-45 29-21 24-24 L1
Toronto 49-49 26-22 23-27 W1


Blue Jays 10, Athletics 4: Edwin Encarnacion homered and drove in three and Travis Snider's squeeze bunt scored the go-ahead runs as host Toronto ended Oakland's seven-game winning streak.

Encarnacion's career-best 27th homer of the season erased an early 3-0 deficit and Snider put the Jays ahead for good on a bizarre play in the sixth as Toronto (49-49) returned to the .500 mark. The Blue Jays salvaged the finale of the three-game series with the Athletics less than 18 hours after suffering a 16-0 defeat, the worst shutout loss in franchise history.

Josh Reddick had a solo homer and an RBI groundout while Brandon Inge added a two-run shot for the Athletics, who lost for just the third time in 17 games in July.

With Toronto trailing 4-3 in the sixth, Colby Rasmus and Brett Lawrie led off with back-to-back singles and advanced on a wild pitch from Tommy Milone (9-7). Snider followed with a perfect safety squeeze that easily scored Rasmus.

Milone scrambled to field the bunt but threw wide of first, hitting Snider with the ball. That allowed Lawrie to scamper home while Snider tried to advance to second but was caught in a rundown.

Kelly Johnson hit a solo shot into the right-field bullpen in the seventh inning - just his second homer in the last 46 games - and added a run-scoring double in Toronto's four-run eighth to make a winner out of Brandon Lyon (1-0). The veteran righty struck out three of the four batters he faced in relief of starter Aaron Laffey.

Milone was tagged for six runs - five earned - on eight hits over seven innings. He struck out seven and didn't walk a batter.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Laffey was charged with four runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings, walking three and striking out four. ... Blue Jays SS Yunel Escobar missed his second consecutive game with lower back stiffness. Omar Vizquel made the start. ... Milone came into the game with a 1.10 ERA since June 20, the lowest ERA in the American League over that span. ... Toronto welcomes the Detroit Tigers to the Rogers Centre over the weekend while the Athletics continue their East Coast road swing with a series in Baltimore.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Toronto
Tom Milone Player Aaron Laffey
Loss W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 5.2
7 Strikeouts 4
8 Hits 5
6.43 ERA 6.35
Oakland   Toronto
Coco Crisp Player Brett Lawrie
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.333 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 5 2 12 .156 7 9 4 3 0 1
Toronto 12 2 21 .353 6 7 9 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .551 after a win and .449 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against Baltimore. The Athletics have a W/L % of .585 after a win and .489 after a loss.
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