After taking 3 of 4 from Tampa, the A’s lost their final series on their 10 game road trip. However, The A’s will return home with a 5-5 record, which is something I think all A’s fans should be proud of, considering the teams they played on this road trip.
Every game against Toronto this weekend was close. The A’s lost Friday night 4-1, as the offense couldn’t really get anything going. Saturday was the most entertaining game of the series. The A’s jumped out to an early 5-1 lead. Paul Blackburn continued to pitch well as he went 5 innings, only allowing 2 runs. However, things changed when he left. Domingo Acevedo gave up 3 runs in the 6th inning, and the Blue Jays tied the game 5-5. The game would remain tied, until the 9th inning when Cristian Pache came up clutch for the green and gold hitting a go ahead 2 run homer.
Lou Trivino would come on in the bottom of the 9th to get the save for the 7-5 A’s win. In Sunday’s series finale, the A’s fell 4-3. Adam Oller struggled on the mound again, and didn’t get much help from his defense. On top of that the offense struggled against Jays pitcher Alek Manoah who pitched a solid 6 innings.
All in all, the A’s looked competitive on this road trip. They finally play their home opener tomorrow night against the Baltimore Orioles. It will be the first of 7 straight home games for the A’s.
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