August 20, 2014
TORONTO (AP) - Liam Hendriks won his season debut, Steve Tolleson hit a two-run home run and the Toronto Blue Jays were victorious for the ninth time in 11 games with a 3-2 defeat of the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.
Brandon Moss homered for the seventh time in 18 games for the Athletics, who lost their second straight following a five-game winning streak. Oakland's loss was just its third in the past 14 games overall.
Toronto evened its home record at 11-11 and beat Oakland for the fourth time in 12 meetings north of the border.
Promoted from Triple-A to face the Athletics, who came in with the best record in the majors, Hendriks (1-0) allowed one run and three hits in 5 2-3 innings. The right-hander walked three and struck out three.
Scott Kazmir (5-2) took the loss.
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