TORONTO (AP) — Alberto Callaspo hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the ninth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 on Monday.
Callaspo, who had a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning of Sunday’s 6-4 win, broke a 1-all deadlock with a bases loaded double off Toronto closer Casey Janssen (4-1).
The decisive hit redeemed Callaspo for an error he’d made in the bottom of the seventh that allowed the Blue Jays to score the tying run.
The Athletics had lost six of seven before arriving in Toronto, but took three of four from the last-place Blue Jays. Oakland entered play Monday one game behind AL West leader Texas.
Oakland outfielder Josh Reddick, who hit five home runs in the first two games of the series, failed to go deep for the second straight game. Reddick walked in the second, flied out in his next two at bats and was intentionally walked in the ninth.