A’s Drop Series vs Blue Jays

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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. 

Looking Ahead

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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