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Athletics turn to another young arm against Blue Jays

Apr 10, 2008 - 12:24 PM Oakland (5-4) at Toronto (4-4) 7:07 pm EDT

TORONTO (Ticker) - The Oakland Athletics gave Greg Smith his first major league start on Wednesday and ended up with a win.

The A's will go with a tad more experience on Thursday when they send rookie Dana Eveland to the mound against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre.

Smith was recalled prior to Wednesday's contest to get a spot start for the ailing Justin Duchscherer, who was placed on the disabled list Tuesday with a right biceps injury.

The rookie hurler fared well in his first start, allowing three runs - two earned - and two hits in six innings.

Oakland surged to the win with a four-run rally in the ninth inning as Mark Ellis tied the game with an RBI triple and came in to score on a fielder's choice.

Another A's rookie, Fernando Hernandez, picked up the win in his major league debut, tossing a spotless eighth inning.

Eveland (1-0, 1.29 ERA) on Thursday will be making his second start for Oakland and the eighth of his career. The 24-year-old lefthander picked up a win last Saturday, allowing one run and six hits in seven frames while striking out seven.

Eveland came over from the Diamondbacks this offseason in the Dan Haren trade and is expected to be part of Oakland's rotation for years to come.

The Blue Jays will counter with righthander Shaun Marcum (1-0, 3.86). The 26-year-old picked up a win against the Red Sox last Friday, yielding three runs in seven frames.

He has had a hard time against the A's in his short career, allowing eight runs and 14 hits in 7 2/3 innings over two starts.








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    FINAL 12
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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    OAKLAND 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
    TORONTO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    10 11 12 R H E
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    OAKLAND 0 0 2 3 8 1
    TORONTO 0 0 1 2 11 0 (FINAL 12)

    BATTERIES: OAK

    Apr 10 11:03 PM


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    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY VERNON WELLS SCORED ALEX RIOS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, V WELLS ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 3
    TORONTO 2 BOTTOM, 12TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: F THOMAS (.182, 0-FOR-4, BB)

    Athletics 3, Blue Jays 2  Bot 12, 0 OutsApr 10 10:57 PM


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    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY TRAVIS BUCK SCORED JACK HANNAHAN AND KURT SUZUKI.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, T BUCK ON SECOND, E BROWN ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 3
    TORONTO 1 TOP, 12TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: M ELLIS (.244, 1-FOR-5)

    Athletics 3, Blue Jays 1  Top 12, 0 OutsApr 10 10:46 PM
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    Athletics 1, Blue Jays 1  Bot 11, 0 OutsApr 10 10:33 PM
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    Athletics 1, Blue Jays 1  Bot 9, 0 OutsApr 10 10:00 PM
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    Athletics 1, Blue Jays 1  Top 10, 0 OutsApr 10 9:58 PM
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    Athletics 1, Blue Jays 1  Top 9, 0 OutsApr 10 9:39 PM


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    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY SHANNON STEWART SCORED MARCO SCUTARO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 1
    TORONTO 1 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: A RIOS (.290, 0-FOR-3)

    Athletics 1, Blue Jays 1  Bot 8, 0 OutsApr 10 9:33 PM


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    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY TRAVIS BUCK SCORED RYAN SWEENEY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T BUCK ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 1
    TORONTO 0 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: M ELLIS (.263, 1-FOR-2)

    Athletics 1, Blue Jays 0  Top 5, 0 OutsApr 10 8:19 PM
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    Athletics vs. Blue JaysApr 10 1:55 PM