OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Vogt hit a property run and a sacrifice fly, dealing with his family to a large performance following they just arrived for the summer season, and the Oakland Athletics defeat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 on Monday night time.
Ramon Laureano also went deep and Elvis Andrus experienced an early two-operate double to again Cole Irvin’s gem for the A’s, who drew a season-large 24,403 enthusiasts on a Fourth of July fireworks night time.
Some of them chanted ”We believe in Stephen Vogt!” in a refrain reminiscent of cheers that turned well-known in the course of the veteran catcher’s initially stint with the club that provided some unexpected playoff heroics.
Irvin retired his to start with 11 batters before Vladimir Guerrero Jr. doubled in the fourth and Alejandro Kirk followed with a run-scoring solitary. A’s 3rd baseman Vimael Machin then lunged to his ideal and snared a sharp grounder by Teoscar Hernandez to reduce additional harm.
Irvin (3-6) struck out 4 and failed to stroll a batter more than a year-ideal eight innings to earn his very first earn in nine begins due to the fact returning from the injured list on May possibly 22. He had been -5 throughout that stretch, with four straight losses.
Vogt did his section – yet again. In Oct 2013, he developed a activity-successful hit in the playoffs for a 1- earn in opposition to Justin Verlander and the Tigers that sent the ideal-of-five AL Division Sequence again to Detroit tied at 1.
Toronto right-hander Alek Manoah (9-3) was tagged for five operates and six hits in 5 2/3 innings. He missed a chance to tie Verlander, now with Houston, and Tony Gonsolin of the Dodgers for the big league guide in wins.
CHAPPY’S Back again
Former A’s star Matt Chapman received a heat ovation when he came to the plate for the first time for Toronto.
In advance of the video game, Chapman returned to Oakland with his new group and observed his way to the visitors’ clubhouse, wherever a picture greeted him in his locker.
He felt some emotion back in the Coliseum soon after the A’s traded him and Matt Olson in March. The A’s also lost Sean Manaea, Chris Bassitt and Mark Canha previous offseason. Manager Bob Melvin remaining to direct the Padres.
”It’s hard since we were all alongside one another, we were being all variety of creating a operate many many years in a row and then it all comes about truly rapidly,” Chapman mentioned. ”It’s a big adjust of gears for everybody around there.”
He’s joyful to be in Toronto now – and the Blue Jays are thrilled to have him.
”We really like Matt Chapman,” Blue Jays supervisor Charlie Montoyo stated. ”We’ve gotten substantially better many thanks to him.”
Blue Jays: RHP Kevin Gausman, who took a comebacker off his appropriate foot all through a 6-2 decline to Tampa Bay in the 1st video game of Saturday’s doubleheader, credits the padding on his cleats for safeguarding his ankle from critical hurt. ”I sense like I want to check it in advance of I go out there and check out to throw 100 pitches on it,” Gausman stated. ”You want to be capable to examination it, but then you also don’t want to do something although you’re screening it to type of drive that back again any additional.” He performed catch and will do so once more Tuesday before the Blue Jays determine his position to pitch Friday at Seattle. …. C Danny Jansen (pinkie fracture) was with Triple-A Buffalo on a rehab assignment. … RHP Yimi Garcia (back strain) struck out two in just one clean inning at Buffalo.
Athletics: RHP Frankie Montas will undergo an MRI exam Tuesday on his pitching shoulder right after he exited Sunday’s sequence finale at Seattle with swelling. Manager Mark Kotsay sounded optimistic about Montas – the topic of trade speculation – currently being ready to consider his up coming switch in the rotation. ”Doing good. He doesn’t experience like this is a major situation, so which is a positive,” Kotsay said. … RHP Dany Jimenez, who went on the 15-working day wounded checklist June 21 with a strained pitching shoulder, performed catch and is established to start out a throwing development.
LHP Yusei Kikuchi (3-4, 3.74 Era) will take the mound for Toronto on Tuesday possessing absent 1- with a 4.20 Era around a few begins vs. Oakland last 12 months. He has a 3.19 Period in nine profession games against the A’s. RHP Adrian Martinez (1-1, 6.30) pitches the middle activity of the collection for the Athletics.