Morrow fans 10, Blue Jays beat A'sMay 9, 2012 - 11:13 PM
Morrow (4-1) scattered four hits and walked four while striking out 10. He allowed his first run since an April 23 start against the Kansas City Royals. Casey Janssen worked a perfect ninth to nail down his first save of the season.
Adam Lind smoked a two-run homer and Edwin Encarnacion and J.P. Arencibia added solo shots, while Colby Rasmus contributed an RBI single for the Blue Jays, who snapped a three-game skid.
Josh Reddick and Jonny Gomes had an RBI apiece and Jemile Weeks added a pair of hits for the Athletics, who had their three-game winning streak halted.
Tyson Ross (1-3) allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while fanning three in 5 2/3 innings.
The A's wasted a bases-loaded chance in the first and Toronto broke the scoreless tie in the fourth. Eric Thames roped a single up the middle, and after Brett Lawrie grounded out and Rasmus whiffed, Lind came through by waiting back on a changeup from Ross crushing it over the wall in right.
The A's got one back in the fifth with a two-out rally. After Anthony Recker and Weeks struck out, Cliff Pennington and Reddick drew consecutive walks. Gomes then slapped a single into left to bring home Pennington for a 2-1 game.
Lawrie ripped a two-out double down the line in right in the sixth and came around to score on a base hit by Rasmus.
Arencibia led off the seventh by taking a slider from Pedro Figueroa deep into the left field seats to make it a 4-1 game.
Recker coaxed a leadoff walk from Luis Perez in the home half of the inning and Pennington laced a base hit into right field two hitters later to put runners on the corners. Reddick then lined one into right to score Recker.
Carlos Villanueva then put out the fire, fanning Gomes and retiring Seth Smith on a fly ball to cap the seventh.
The Blue Jays got the run right back in the eighth when Encarnacion led off by blasting a hanging sinker from Jerry Blevins over the wall in center field.
The A's played their seventh day game of the season, which is the fewest total in the majors. Oakland fell to 4-3 during the day...Encarnacion's homer snapped a personal 0-for-21 drought...It was Ross' first career start against the Blue Jays...Oakland went 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position and stranded 10.
- TORONTO: 5
May 9 6:40 PM
- Edwin Encarnacion lead-off Home Run (10) to center. Eric Thames due up.
Blue Jays 5, Athletics 2 Top 8, 0 OutsMay 9 6:09 PM
- Josh Reddick singled to right scoring Anthony Recker. On the play, Cliff Pennington advances to second. Runners on first and second with one out and Jonny Gomes due up.
Blue Jays 4, Athletics 2 Bot 7, 1 OutMay 9 6:01 PM
- J.P. Arencibia lead-off Home Run (3) to left. Kelly Johnson due up.
Blue Jays 4, Athletics 1 Top 7, 0 OutsMay 9 5:42 PM
- Colby Rasmus singled to right scoring Brett Lawrie. Runner on first with two outs and Adam Lind due up.
Blue Jays 3, Athletics 1 Top 6, 2 OutsMay 9 5:27 PM
- Jonny Gomes singled to left scoring Cliff Pennington. On the play, Josh Reddick advances to third. Runners on first and third with two outs and Seth Smith due up.
Blue Jays 2, Athletics 1 Bot 5, 2 OutsMay 9 5:17 PM
- Adam Lind two-out, two-run Home Run (3) to right scored Eric Thames. J.P. Arencibia due up.
Blue Jays 2, Athletics 0 Top 4, 2 OutsMay 9 4:46 PM
- TORONTO: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
May 9 3:38 PM
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