Toronto 3, Oakland 1

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Saturday, August 4, 2012 4:05 PM
Location - Coliseum
Temperature - 62°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gerry Davis, First Base - Phil Cuzzi, Second Base - Greg Gibson, Third Base - Manny Gonzalez,
Attendance - 17121

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 52-55 28-23 24-32 W1
Oakland 58-49 32-24 26-25 L1


Blue Jays 3, Athletics 1 (11): Edwin Encarnacion scored the winning run on a throwing error in the 11th inning and visiting Toronto snapped its six-game losing streak.

Moises Sierra had three hits and doubled home an insurance run in the 11th and David Cooper hit a game-tying homer in the ninth inning as the Blue Jays rebounded from Friday's 15-inning loss.

Jesse Chavez (1-1), called up from the minors after Friday's game, pitched a scoreless inning for the win and Darren Oliver retired the side in order in the 11th for his second save.

Jerry Blevins (4-1) allowed two runs in four innings to take the loss for Oakland, which was forced to go to its bullpen in the second inning after starter A.J. Griffin exited with tightness in his right shoulder.

Athletics closer Ryan Cook served up a ninth-inning homer for the second consecutive game to suffer his fourth blown save in his last six appearances.

Blue Jays left-hander Ricky Romero, who had lost his last seven starts, turned in one of his best performances of the year, allowing one run on three hits in seven innings. Toronto has scored four runs in Romero's last six outings and been shut out four times.

Brandon Inge went 0-for-5 and had his 13-game hitting streak snapped for Oakland, which leads the majors with 13 walk-off victories.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Sierra was thrown out twice at the plate and appeared to hurt his shoulder in the 11th. ... Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (oblique) and OF Colby Rasmus (groin) are listed as day-to-day after suffering injuries in Friday's marathon. ... Athletics LF  Yoenis Cespedes was not in the lineup after spraining his left wrist Friday. A's manager Bob Melvin said he may be available for pinch-hitting duties. CF Coco Crisp, who drove in the winning run Friday, got the day off. ... Toronto recalled INF Adeiny Hechevarria and RHP Jesse Chavez from Triple-A Las Vegas. Hechevarria made his major league debut at third base - a position he's never played - and became the 49th different player to hit the field for the Blue Jays this season. ... The Blue Jays signed former Oakland DH Jack Cust to a minor league deal Saturday. Cust, 33, who will join Las Vegas, was released by the New York Yankees on Wednesday. He hit 97 homers in four seasons (2007-10) with the Athletics.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Toronto   Oakland
Ricky Romero Player A.J. Griffin
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 1.2
5 Strikeouts 0
3 Hits 1
1.29 ERA 0.00
Toronto   Oakland
Moises Sierra Player Adam Rosales
3 Hits 1
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 1
.600 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Toronto 10 1 15 .250 16 8 2 3 4 0
Oakland 4 0 5 .114 16 10 1 7 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Athletics have a W/L % of .569 after a win and .510 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .558 after a win and .418 after a loss.
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