OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Vogt hit a house run and a sacrifice fly, treating his household to an enormous efficiency after they only arrived for the summer time, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 on Monday night time.
Ramon Laureano additionally went deep and Elvis Andrus had an early two-run double to again Cole Irvin’s gem for the A’s, who drew a season-high 24,403 followers on a Fourth of July fireworks night time.
A few of them chanted ”We consider in Stephen Vogt!” in a refrain paying homage to cheers that turned in style through the veteran catcher’s first stint with the membership that included some sudden playoff heroics.
Irvin retired his first 11 batters earlier than Vladimir Guerrero Jr. doubled within the fourth and Alejandro Kirk adopted with a run-scoring single. A’s third baseman Vimael Machin then lunged to his proper and snared a pointy grounder by Teoscar Hernandez to stop extra injury.
Irvin (3-6) struck out 4 and did not stroll a batter over a season-best eight innings to earn his first win in 9 begins since getting back from the injured checklist on Might 22. He had been 0-5 throughout that stretch, with 4 straight losses.
Vogt did his half – once more. In October 2013, he produced a game-winning hit within the playoffs for a 1-0 win in opposition to Justin Verlander and the Tigers that despatched the best-of-five AL Division Collection again to Detroit tied at 1.
Toronto right-hander Alek Manoah (9-3) was tagged for 5 runs and 6 hits in 5 2/3 innings. He missed an opportunity to tie Verlander, now with Houston, and Tony Gonsolin of the Dodgers for the main league lead in wins.
Former A’s star Matt Chapman acquired a heat ovation when he got here to the plate for the primary time for Toronto.
Earlier than the sport, Chapman returned to Oakland along with his new workforce and located his approach to the guests’ clubhouse, the place an image greeted him in his locker.
He felt some emotion again within the Coliseum after the A’s traded him and Matt Olson in March. The A’s additionally misplaced Sean Manaea, Chris Bassitt and Mark Canha final offseason. Supervisor Bob Melvin left to steer the Padres.
”It is robust as a result of we have been all collectively, we have been all sort of making a run a number of years in a row after which all of it occurs actually quick,” Chapman stated. ”It is a massive change of gears for everyone over there.”
He is pleased to be in Toronto now – and the Blue Jays are thrilled to have him.
”We love Matt Chapman,” Blue Jays supervisor Charlie Montoyo stated. ”We have gotten significantly better because of him.”
Blue Jays: RHP Kevin Gausman, who took a comebacker off his proper foot throughout a 6-2 loss to Tampa Bay within the first recreation of Saturday’s doubleheader, credit the padding on his cleats for shielding his ankle from severe injury. ”I really feel like I want to check it earlier than I am going on the market and attempt to throw 100 pitches on it,” Gausman stated. ”You need to have the ability to check it, however then you definitely additionally do not need to do one thing when you’re testing it to sort of push that again any additional.” He performed catch and can accomplish that once more Tuesday earlier than the Blue Jays decide his standing to pitch Friday at Seattle. …. C Danny Jansen (pinkie fracture) was with Triple-A Buffalo on a rehab project. … RHP Yimi Garcia (again pressure) struck out two in a single clear inning at Buffalo.
Athletics: RHP Frankie Montas will bear an MRI examination Tuesday on his pitching shoulder after he exited Sunday’s collection finale at Seattle with irritation. Supervisor Mark Kotsay sounded optimistic about Montas – the topic of commerce hypothesis – being able to take his subsequent flip within the rotation. ”Doing nice. He does not really feel like it is a massive situation, in order that’s a constructive,” Kotsay stated. … RHP Dany Jimenez, who went on the 15-day injured checklist June 21 with a strained pitching shoulder, performed catch and is ready to start a throwing development.
LHP Yusei Kikuchi (3-4, 3.74 ERA) takes the mound for Toronto on Tuesday having gone 1-0 with a 4.20 ERA over three begins vs. Oakland final 12 months. He has a 3.19 ERA in 9 profession video games in opposition to the A’s. RHP Adrian Martinez (1-1, 6.30) pitches the center recreation of the collection for the Athletics.