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A's rally for win
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Athletics 8, Blue Jays 5
Josh Outman received no decision, yielding five runs (three earned) over four frames. (Nathan Denette/AP)
Thanks to a key bases-clearing triple from Bobby Crosby that set up Matt Holliday's tiebreaking double, the A's came back from an early deficit to top the Jays at Rogers Centre. Andrew Bailey tossed two perfect frames for his second victory.
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Series at a glance:
OAK
Oakland (5-5)
Won 1
Oakland 8, Toronto 5   TOR
Toronto (8-4)
Lost 1
April 17, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
1 0 0 4 0 0 1 2 0   8 7 2
Toronto
1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0   5 6 0
Standings thru 4/17/09  |  Recap: OAK | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sweeney, R, CF-RF 3 1 0 1 1 1 2 .227
Cabrera, O, SS 3 1 1 0 2 0 2 .289
Giambi, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .257
Holliday, LF 5 0 1 2 0 0 2 .278
Garciaparra, DH 5 0 0 0 0 2 1 .179
Cust, RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .333
  Davis, R, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091
Suzuki, K, C 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 .289
Ellis, M, 2B 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 .265
Crosby, 3B 3 1 1 3 1 0 1 .154
Totals 33 8 7 7 6 4 14  

BATTING
2B: Holliday (4, League), Suzuki, K (2, League).
3B: Crosby (1, Purcey).
TB: Ellis, M; Suzuki, K 3; Cust; Holliday 2; Crosby 3; Cabrera, O.
RBI: Holliday 2 (9), Crosby 3 (4), Ellis, M (5), Sweeney, R (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Garciaparra; Holliday.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Sweeney, R (2, 2nd base off Purcey/Barrett), Ellis, M (1, 2nd base off League/Barajas).

FIELDING
E: Ellis, M (2, fielding), Sweeney, R (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Cabrera, O-Ellis, M-Giambi 2).

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Scutaro, SS 4 2 2 1 1 1 0 .326
Hill, A, 2B 4 1 2 2 1 1 1 .389
Rios, A, RF 4 1 0 0 0 2 2 .204
Wells, V, CF 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .327
Lind, DH 3 0 1 0 1 2 2 .367
Rolen, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 .326
Millar, 1B 3 0 1 1 1 1 0 .300
Barrett, C 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167
  Barajas, C 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .258
Bautista, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .292
Totals 32 5 6 4 6 13 13  

BATTING
2B: Millar (2, Outman).
HR: Scutaro (4, 1st inning off Outman, 0 on, 0 out), Hill, A (4, 3rd inning off Outman, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Lind; Scutaro 5; Millar 2; Hill, A 5.
RBI: Scutaro (10), Hill, A 2 (14), Millar (6).
2-out RBI: Millar.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rolen; Barrett; Barajas.
GIDP: Rios, A, Hill, A.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Wells, V (Holliday at 3rd base).

 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Outman 4.0 5 5 3 4 5 2 6.48
Bailey, A (W, 2-0) 2.0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0.00
Wuertz (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Casilla, S (H, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2.84
Ziegler (S, 3) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.57
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Purcey 3.2 4 5 5 4 2 0 6.46
Carlson 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.00
Frasor 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
League (L, 1-1) 2.0 3 3 3 2 0 0 9.00
Camp 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

WP: Purcey, League.
HBP: Sweeney, R (by Purcey), Cust (by Carlson).
Pitches-strikes: Outman 97-54, Bailey, A 26-19, Wuertz 15-9, Casilla, S 17-9, Ziegler 14-9, Purcey 86-48, Carlson 19-12, Frasor 16-12, League 34-18, Camp 6-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Outman 3-3, Bailey, A 1-0, Wuertz 1-0, Casilla, S 2-0, Ziegler 1-0, Purcey 4-4, Carlson 2-2, Frasor 1-1, League 3-2, Camp 1-1.
Batters faced: Outman 21, Bailey, A 6, Wuertz 3, Casilla, S 5, Ziegler 3, Purcey 20, Carlson 5, Frasor 3, League 10, Camp 3.
Umpires: HP: Ted Barrett. 1B: Greg Gibson. 2B: Andy Fletcher. 3B: Tim McClelland.
Weather: 68 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 3:08.
Att: 18,272.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
April 17, 2009
April 17, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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