July 31, 2014
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Sonny Gray allowed four hits over seven innings to bounce back from his worst start of the season and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 on Thursday night.
The Blue Jays scored their only run with the help of an odd replay challenge by manager John Gibbons, who wanted to have his own player called out.
Stephen Vogt scored the winning run on a passed ball in the second inning and the A's made it hold up behind Gray and two relievers.
Gray (8-3) walked three, struck out five and got some help from Oakland's defense which turned three double plays, including one in the eighth after Josh Thole's leadoff single. Jose Reyes hit a fly out to deep right and Oakland's Brandon Moss made a strong throw back to first baseman Nate Freiman, who tagged out Thole trying to get back to the bag.