Teoscar Hernandez hit a tie-breaking RBI single throughout Toronto’s five-run eighth inning, and the Blue Jays beat the Athletics 9-4 on Wednesday evening.
Ramon Laureano and Matt Chapman homered for Oakland, and Sean Murphy had two hits and two RBIs.
The A’s (19-13) are nonetheless tied for the most effective profitable proportion within the majors after starting the season 0-6.
Laureano went deep within the first after Chris Bassitt fell behind 2-0 within the prime half — however the right-hander bounced again to pitch a stable outing.
Hernandez and Randal Grichuk hit RBI singles within the first inning earlier than Laureano related for the fourth time in 5 video games. He had a single and double in his following two at-bats, gathering three of the six hits allowed by Robbie Ray in six innings.
Grichuk added one other run-scoring single within the decisive five-run eighth.
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Bassitt struck out seven over seven innings. He allowed two runs for the fifth straight begin.
Ray, who was seeking to win back-to-back begins for the primary time in 2021, struck out 9 and walked none. Jordan Romano (3-1) adopted with an ideal seventh for the win.
Blue Jays outfielder George Springer went on the 10-day injured listing with a strained proper quadriceps muscle earlier than the sport.
He had an MRI examination on his troublesome leg earlier, a change of plans from a day earlier, however the resolution got here after session with Springer and the medical workers. The harm pressured Springer out Sunday.
“The primary cause we did it, we simply did not see him bettering quick sufficient so we determined to get some imaging executed to find out the following steps,” supervisor Charlie Montoyo mentioned.
OF Jonathan Davis was recalled to interchange Springer.
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