MLB Game Recap - Oakland at Toronto
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

BAL
2
MIN
9
F
CIN
3
STL
6
F
OAK
1
TOR
7
F
SD
8
WAS
3
F(10)
TB
2
BOS
1
F
NYY
6
SF
4
F
CLE
3
HOU
4
F(10)
MIA
9
PHI
12
F
MIL
8
NYM
6
F
LAA
4
KC
9
F
COL
9
ATL
5
F
CHC
9
ARI
1
F
TEX
15
SEA
1
F
PIT
1
LAD
3
F
DET
CHW
PPD

April 27, 2019 3:07 PM

Final

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Oakland (14-15)

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

4

1

Toronto (13-14)

2

2

0

0

2

1

0

0

x

7

12

1

W: Sanchez (3-1)

L: Anderson (3-2)

OAK - HR: none

TOR - HR: none

Blue Jays beat A's 7-1, improve to 5-0 vs Oakland this year
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:10 PM

TORONTO (AP) After missing almost the entire 2017 season with blisters on his pitching hand and much of 2018 with an injured right index finger that needed surgery, Toronto right-hander Aaron Sanchez could be forgiven for being concerned when he was forced from a start at Oakland last weekend because of a broken fingernail.

He recovered to allow two hits over five innings Saturday in the Blue Jays' 7-1 win over the Athletics.

"When I came out last game, we kind of caught it at the right time so it was fine going into today," he said. "It just bothers me a little bit and I was only going five, but it will be all right."

Sanchez (3-1) struck out four and walked four. He lowered his ERA to 2.32.

Sam Gaviglio gave up two hits in three innings, and Daniel Hudson finished the four-hitter with a hitless ninth.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 1 for 4 with two strikeouts in his second big league game, while Brandon Drury had three hits a day after his winning ninth-inning home run. Randal Grichuk and three hits and two RBIs for Toronto, 5-0 against the A's this season.

Brett Anderson (3-2) allowed six runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings, dropping to 0-3 in his career against Toronto.

"My velocity was the best it has been all year," he said. "It was coming out of my hand good, I just wasn't able to command it like I usually am."

Anderson became the first pitcher to face Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Vladimir Guerrero Sr., who was 1 for 5 against him.

Guerrero was moved up a slot to cleanup and came to the plate with the bases loaded in the first. Teoscar Hernandez grounded to third baseman Matt Chapman, who threw to second for a forceout, but second baseman Jurickson Profar's throw to first trying for a double play was sailed to the home plate side of the base for an error that allowed a second run to score. Umpires originally called interference on Grichuk sliding into Profar, but the call was reversed on a video review.

Toronto doubled its lead in the second when Eric Sogard drove in Danny Jansen with a drag bunt and Grichuk hit an RBI single.

"We have plenty of guys who can hit the long ball, but I think adding the small ball game into it is only going to make us better," Sogard said.

Nick Hundley hit into a run-scoring forceout in the fifth, but Toronto boosted its lead to 6-1 in the bottom half on Rowdy Tellez's RBI single and Jansen's sacrifice fly.

Grichuk hit an RBI double off Liam Hendriks in the sixth.

WHOOPS

On Hundley's seventh-inning single between first and second base, Drury started to run toward the ball only to collide with umpire Larry Vanover.

UP NEXT

RHP Chris Bassitt (1-0) starts Sunday for Oakland and RHP Trent Thornton (0-3) for Toronto. Thornton, seeking his first big league win, has allowed 13 runs in 12 2/3 innings.

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Pitchers of Record

Oakland IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
B. Anderson (L, 3-2) 4.1 10 6 2 2 12.46 2.769
Toronto IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
A. Sanchez (W, 3-1) 5 2 0 4 4 0.00 1.200

Batting Leaders

Oakland AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
R. Laureano 4 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 1.5
M. Chapman 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.5
Toronto AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
B. Drury 3 3 1 0 0 1 4 0 4.3
R. Grichuk 5 3 0 0 2 0 4 0 2.4

Team Comparison

OAK TOR
At Bats 31 34
Hits 4 12
Batting Average .129 .353
On Base Percentage .250 .425
Slugging Percentage 0.194 0.471
Doubles 2 4
Triples 0 0
Home Runs 0 0
Total Bases 6 16
Walks 5 5
Strikeouts 7 9
Stolen Bases 0 0
Caught Stealing 0 0
Runners Left On Base 8 10
Hits / At Bats with Runners In Scoring Position 0/6 4/13
Double Plays Fielded 0 0
Errors 1 1

2019 Regular Season - TOR Leads Series 5-0

Date Result Winner Loser
Fri Apr 19 TOR 5 @ OAK 1 M. Stroman A. Brooks
Sat Apr 20 TOR 10 @ OAK 1 S. Gaviglio M. Fiers
Sun Apr 21 TOR 5 @ OAK 4 D. Hudson B. Anderson
Fri Apr 26 OAK 2 @ TOR 4 K. Giles Y. Petit
Sat Apr 27 OAK 1 @ TOR 7 A. Sanchez B. Anderson

Game Information

Stadium: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Attendance: 22,254
Game Time: 2:50
Weather: 70F, Dome or Roof Closed
Wind:
Umpires: Home Plate - ?, First Base - ?, Second Base - ?, Third Base - ?