Blue Jays: 10 Athletics: 4
The A’s 7-game winning streak has come to an end after the Blue Jays knocked around the pitching staff this afternoon. Tom Milone looked like his normal road self, allowing 6 runs (5 earned) on 8 hits, including 2 home runs, with no walks and striking out 7.
The A’s took an early 3-0 lead on a solo home run by Josh Reddick (his 22nd of the season) and a 2-run shot by Brandon Inge (his 11th of the season). That lead was soon erased in the bottom of the 4th when Milone allowed a 3-run home run to Edwin Encarnacion.
The A’s regained the lead again the following inning on an RBI ground out by Josh Reddick, but that would be the last run they would score in the game. Milone lost the lead in the 6th inning when Travis Snider laid down a safety squeeze bunt, allowing Colby Rasmus to score from third and a throwing error by Milone himself allowed for the 2nd run to score. Milone’s last run allowed was a solo home run by Kelly Johnson in the 7th.
- The A’s only had 5 hits today, they also had 3 walks and struck out 9 times. Not one player in the lineup had a multi-hit day.
- Sean Doolittle did not have a good day, allowing 3 hits and 4 runs over 2/3 of an inning.
- The A’s released (RHP) Chris Ray earlier today after he requested his release. He pitched in 6 games for the Rivercats he allowed 7 hits and 4 runs over 6 innings.