A's swept again by Blue Jays; Oakland loses in finale 5-4

Published: Apr. 28, 2019 at 10:38 PM PDT
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Brandon Drury hit a tying three-run homer in the 11th inning, Justin Smoak following with a game-winning single and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Oakland 5-4 Sunday to complete a six-game season sweep of the Athletics.

Oakland took a 4-1 lead in the 11th when Ramón Laureano hit a sacrifice fly off Thomas Pannone, Josh Phegley followed with an RBI double and Elvis Luciano (1-0) hit Matt Chapman on the left side with a pitch with the bases loaded.

Rowdy Tellez doubled flush off the top of the left-field wall against Blake Treinen (1-2) starting the bottom half, Alen Hanson walked and Billy McKinney grounded into a forceout that left runners at the corners. Drury drove a sinker to right-center for an opposite-field homer, his first career home run in extra innings. Drury's two-out, ninth-inning homer won the series opener.

Freddy Galvis singled, Danny Jansen walked and Eric Sogard flied out. Smoak lined a single to left, and Galvis slid home as Robbie Grossman's throw sailed high over the plate.

Luciano got his first major league win.

In his third big league game, Toronto's Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 1 for 4, leaving for a pinch runner after his one-out single in the ninth. Guerrero Jr. reached on an error in the second, struck out swinging on a breaking ball in the fourth and grounded out in the sixth.

Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker was ejected for arguing with home plate umpire Alfonso Marquez following a mound visit in the 11th.

Sogard led off the first against Trent Thornton with his third home run, matching his career high, and had three hits. Sogard has two leadoff homers, both in this series.

Khris Davis hit an RBI double in the third off Chris Bassitt, stopping an 0-for-13 slide.


Athletics: 1B Matt Olson (broken right hand) will take batting practice again Monday and could begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday, manager Bob Melvin said. Olson was injured during Oakland's opening series in Japan. ... RHP Lou Trivino (right thumb) threw off a mound Sunday and could return during the upcoming series in Boston.


Athletics: Oakland traded minor league LHP Jerry Blevins to Atlanta for $1. Blevins had a 1.69 ERA in seven games at Triple-A.

Blue Jays: OF Ben Revere agreed to a minor league contract. Revere played 56 games for the Blue Jays when they won the AL East in 2015.


Athletics: RHP Frankie Montas (4-1) starts Monday in the opener of a three-game series in Boston. Montas has won three straight starts.

Blue Jays: RHP Clay Buchholz (0-1) starts Tuesday in the opener of a three-game series at the Los Angeles Angels.


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