Toronto Blue Jays
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Melky Cabrera couldn’t corral Nick Punto’s double with one out in the 12th inning, sending the Oakland A’s to a 1-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday.
The Toronto Blue Jays completed a three-game sweep of Oakland, beating the A’s 3-1 on Sunday.
R.A. Dickey won for the third time in four outings, Brett Lawrie homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Oakland 5-2 on Saturday, handing the AL West-leading Athletics their third straight loss.
Blue Jays’ Ryan Goins plays a great second base, but needs to contribute at the plate.
Alberto Callaspo hit a tie-breaking, two-run double in the ninth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 on Monday.
Alberto Callaspo hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the 8th inning, Brandon Moss had a 2-run homer and the Oakland A’s beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 on Sunday.
13 players were penalized Monday as a result of Major League Baseball’s six-month-plus drug investigation of Biogenesis. But the Oakland A’s were able to breathe a sigh of relief as pitching ace Bartolo Colon was not among the players punished for his involvement in the scandal.
The AL West-leading Oakland A’s have now lost consecutive games for the first time since opening the second half by dropping two in a row in Anaheim.
Bartolo Colon will try to match the major league lead with a 15th victory Wednesday when the AL West-leading A’s conclude their series with the Toronto Blue Jays.