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Sports Davis hits 29th home run, A's beat Blue Jays 6-2

09:16  01 august  2018
09:16  01 august  2018 Source:   msn.com

Orioles' Jones, Davis get stuck in elevator after Blue Jays loss

  Orioles' Jones, Davis get stuck in elevator after Blue Jays loss Orioles' Jones, Davis get stuck in elevator after Blue Jays lossAfter the team dropped a heartbreaking 8-7 contest in extra innings to the Blue Jays on Friday in Toronto, outfielder Adam Jones and first baseman Chris Davis got stuck in an elevator at the team's hotel.

Trevor Cahill had six strikeouts in six innings, Khris Davis homered among his three hits , and the A ' s beat the Blue Jays 6 - 2 on Tuesday night. (2 of ) Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha steals home plate as Toronto Blue Jays catcher Luke Maile , right, makes the tag in the third inning of a baseball game

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Unable to land a starter at the trade deadline, the Oakland Athletics got a big lift from one they already had and gave manager Bob Melvin a milestone victory.

OAKLAND, Calif. - Khris Davis homered among his three hits, Matt Olson had two RBIs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-2 on Tuesday night.

Mark Canha doubled twice and stole home and Marcus Semien added two hits.

Bob Melvin celebrated his 600th win as manager of the A's — tied for third-most in franchise history behind Connie Mack (3,582) and Tony LaRussa (798).

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Oakland moved within one game of Seattle for the second wild card. The A's are 29-10 since June 16, the best record in baseball.

Despite being in the thick of a playoff race, Oakland stayed quiet as the trade deadline passed. There were reports early in the day linking the A's to a trade with Detroit but nothing materialized.

Escobar hits 3-run homer as Twins silence Blue Jays' bats

  Escobar hits 3-run homer as Twins silence Blue Jays' bats Jose Berrios pitched seven shutout innings for his 10th win of the season and Eduardo Escobar hit a three-run homer as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 5-0 on Tuesday. Berrios (10-7) allowed four hits, walked one and struck out nine in a 102-pitch performance to help the Twins down Toronto for a second straight night. Relievers Trevor Hildenberger and Ryan Pressly kept the shutout intact. Escobar hit his 15th homer of the season in the eighth inning, sending a 3-2 offering from Canadian reliever John Axford over the right-field wall to break open the game.

Khris Davis had three hits , including his 29 th home run , Matt Olson drove in two runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6 - 2 . UP NEXT. A ' s LHP Sean Manaea (9-7, 3.46 ERA) faces the Blue Jays for the second time this season in the series finale Wednesday afternoon.

Trevor Cahill had six strikeouts in six innings, Khris Davis homered among his three hits , and the A ' s beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6 - 2 on. Oakland Athletics pitcher Blake Treinen works against the Toronto Blue Jays during the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Oakland, Calif.

Justin Smoak homered for Toronto. The Blue Jays have lost six of eight.

Trevor Cahill (3-2) overcame an uneven night and allowed two runs in six innings. The right-hander has won consecutive starts for the first time since May 2017.

Yusmeiro Petit, Jeurys Familia and Blake Treinen retired three batters apiece to complete the six-hitter.

Olson's two-run single off Sam Gaviglio (2-4) in the first put the A's up 2-1.

After Davis hit his 29th homer leading off the third, Canha and Semien pulled off a double steal with Canha sliding into home to beat the throw from second baseman Devon Travis.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: 2B Lourdes Gurriel Jr. will be sidelined indefinitely after being diagnosed with a left high ankle sprain and bruised knee. Gurriel has a franchise record 11 consecutive multi-hit games. Reports estimate the rookie could miss 2-6 weeks but manager John Gibbons declined to give a timetable. "Those ankles can be a little bit tricky," Gibbons said. "Best to let him heal up and get back to his normal self." . Giles isn't expected to join the team until Thursday in Seattle.

Athletics: RHP Daniel Gossett will undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday, making him the fourth Oakland pitcher to have the reconstructive surgery this year. Gossett was 0-3 with a 5.18 ERA in five starts this season. ... RHP Andrew Triggs (right arm nerve irritation) has begun a throwing program.

UP NEXT

A's LHP Sean Manaea (9-7, 3.46 ERA) faces the Blue Jays for the second time this season in the series finale Wednesday afternoon. Manaea took a no-decision after allowing four runs in five innings against Toronto on May 19. RHP Marcus Stroman (4-7, 5.20), who has won three of his last four starts, pitches for the Blue Jays.

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