The Blue Jays picked up Hague off of waivers from the Pirates a year ago. Mark Canha tripled and drove in four runs while Billy Burns added three hits for the A’s.
Castro’s shot off Chris Hatcher (1-5) went into the first row of seats in left field.
Paul Goldschmidt hit a pair of two-run homers as Arizona sent Cincinnati to its eighth straight loss. The Jays finished with a season-high 20 base hits.
“It means a lot to me”, he said. Without my teammates and all these guys who are getting on base, it’s not possible. The times that they don’t, I’ve been able to lay off those pitches and continue to get in good hitter’s counts. “I just can’t tell you how much it helps and I’m not sure they could tell you either”.
If there was any consolation prize in another Angels loss, it was the fact that Mike Trout had one of his best games at the plate in what has so far been a dismal August. He is 0-4 with a 6.12 ERA in his last four starts away from the “Big A” since beating the Blue Jays 4-3 on May 20. Colorado’s David Hale threw four wild pitches, including two that scored runs.
“You know it’s positive, but putting absolute number on it is very hard to determine”, he said.
This AL West versus AL East encounter could be a potential playoff matchup between two teams that have exceeded expectations this season. I came back out and I wasn’t as sharp as I was early on. “There are times when it gets a little long, and you try to stay loose”. “It’s a scary lineup we have”.
Price (12-4) was better than he needed to be while picking up his third victory in four starts for the Blue Jays, who acquired the former Cy Young victor for the pennant race.
Kenley Jansen, who had converted 17 straight save opportunities, allowed a leadoff single to rookie Carlos Correa in the ninth before the Astros tied it up on a two-out RBI single by Marwin Gonzalez. Limited to 75 pitches or five innings, the Jays’ 25-year-old right-hander – now on an unwanted sojourn in the minor leagues – made a spot start for Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday to keep up some semblance of a routine as he awaits his return to the Jays this weekend.
“I was just kind of flat today”, Richards said. He’ll throw a complete-game shutout on one night and won’t make it out of the fourth inning his next time out.
And as a so-called vertically integrated media conglomerate, he noted, there are plenty of other opportunities for Rogers to make money off the newly competitive team, whether it’s advertising opportunities on the company’s TV channels, cover photos of the Blue Jays on its magazines or Blue Jays-branded offers for its cable and wireless packages.
Blue Jays sixth. Tulowitzki walked. That was it for Heaney.
The Oakland Athletics defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 after Eric Sogard hit a tiebreaking two-run single as part of a seven-run seventh inning. Mike Trout and Josh Donaldson are both the favorites as of right now to win the award, and deservedly so because both have had great seasons. Murphy. Pillar infield single to shortstop, Donaldson scored, Bautista to third, Encarnacion to second. One out later, third baseman Kaleb Cowart got his first major-league hit by propelling Estrada’s 79 miles per hour fastball about three rows into the right-field bleachers. CC Sabathia is expected to go on the DL after re-injuring his surgically repaired right knee in Sunday’s game, which will spell an end to the team’s plans for a 6-man rotation and more importantly, allow more competent pitchers to take his place.