Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Yoenis Cespedes finished 3-for-5 with a triple,
home run and three RBI to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 9-4 win over the
Toronto Blue Jays in the opener of a three-game set.
Cespedes finished a double shy of the cycle and snapped a 25-game homerless
drought. Josh Reddick drove in three runs while Jed Lowrie, Seth Smith and
Stephen Vogt each added an RBI for the Athletics, winners of four straight.
A.J. Griffin (10-7) surrendered four runs on four hits with two walks while
fanning five over seven frames. It's his fourth win in his last six starts.
Esmil Rogers (3-5) was pounded for eight runs -- six earned -- on nine hits
and three walks in 4 1/3 innings. He is winless in his last seven outings,
with his last win coming on June 18 against the Rockies.
Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Lind and Brett Lawrie all homered for the Blue Jays,
who started their 10-game road trip by losing for the ninth time in 12
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