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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Toronto manager John Farrell, who celebrated his 50th birthday, said luck had nothing to do with it.
"We earned that one," he said. "It's been a while since we shook hands after a game. Oddly enough, we had to play another extra-inning game to do it."
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The Blue Jays ended a six-game losing streak a day after they fell to the A's 5-4 in 15 innings.
"We took some calculated chances and gambled on a few pitches," Farrell said. "That last inning we rolled the dice, trying to make something happen."
Cooper hit a solo homer off Ryan Cook with one out in the ninth. Cook gave up a tying, three-run shot in the ninth on Friday night.
"I guess you can't walk every game off," said A's third baseman Brandon Inge, who had a 13-game hitting streak end.
The A's had won three in a row. They loaded the bases in the 10th, but Josh Reddick was called out on strikes.
Oakland went into extra innings for the sixth time in its last 24 games, a span that includes a pair of 15-inning wins.
"You're not going to win all those games, yet you expect to," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "We didn't come through this time."
A's rookie right-hander A.J. Griffin left with two outs in the second with tightness in his pitching shoulder.
Griffin, who lowered his ERA to 2.42, allowed a leadoff single to Yunel Escobar and then retired five straight before being replaced by Jordan Norberto, who gave up four hits over a career-high 3 2/3 innings.
Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero gave up a run and three hits in seven innings. He remained winless over his last eight starts, in which he received a total of six runs of support.
"It comes down to trusting my fastball," Romero said. "Everything else works on that. When I am able to control my fastball, the game comes to me instead of me falling behind."
Sierra was thrown out at the plate trying to score on Anthony Gose's two-out double in the second.
The Blue Jays also had two runners in scoring position in the fourth before Norberto got Yan Gomes on a short flyout and Sierra on a grounder.
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|Yunel Escobar, SS||5||0||1||0||0||1||2||.256|
|Kelly Johnson, 2B||5||0||0||0||0||3||3||.230|
|Edwin Encarnacion, 1B||5||1||2||0||0||0||1||.290|
|David Cooper, DH||5||1||1||1||0||0||2||.282|
|Rajai Davis, LF||4||1||1||0||1||0||0||.261|
|Yan Gomes, C||2||0||0||0||1||0||2||.177|
|a- Jeff Mathis, PH-C||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||.234|
|Moises Sierra, RF||5||0||3||1||0||1||3||.444|
|Anthony Gose, CF||4||0||2||0||0||0||3||.205|
|Adeiny Hechavarria, 3B||3||0||0||0||1||2||0||.000|
|a-flied out for Gomes in the 9th|
|2B - Moises Sierra (1, Blevins), Anthony Gose (2, Norberto)|
|HR - David Cooper (3, Cook)|
|SH - Anthony Gose (1)|
|RBI - David Cooper (7), Moises Sierra (2)|
|2-OUT RBI - Moises Sierra (1)|
|SB - Edwin Encarnacion 2 (12, 2nd base off Blevins/Kottaras, off Blevins/Kottaras), Rajai Davis 2 (30, 2nd base off Norberto/Kottaras, 2nd base off Blevins/Kottaras)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|DP - Escobar-Johnson-Encarnacion, Escobar-Encarnacion|
|Toronto Blue Jays|
|Jesse Chavez (W,1-1)||1||1||0||0||2||1||0||8.44|
|Darren Oliver (S,2)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||1.34|
|WP - Ricky Romero 2 (6)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Ricky Romero 99-60, Steve Delabar 33-21, Casey Janssen 3-2, Jesse Chavez 28-16, Darren Oliver 14-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ricky Romero 7-8, Casey Janssen 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Ricky Romero 27, Steve Delabar 5, Casey Janssen 1, Jesse Chavez 6, Darren Oliver 3|
|Jemile Weeks, 2B||4||0||1||0||1||2||1||.221|
|Michael Taylor, RF||4||0||0||0||0||2||4||.143|
|a- Coco Crisp, PH-CF||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.251|
|Josh Reddick, CF-RF||5||0||0||0||0||2||3||.261|
|Chris Carter, 1B||2||0||0||0||2||1||0||.260|
|Yoenis Cespedes, PR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.310|
|Brandon Moss, 1B||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.231|
|Jonny Gomes, LF||5||0||0||0||0||1||2||.251|
|Brandon Inge, 3B||5||1||0||0||0||1||2||.207|
|Derek Norris, DH||3||0||1||1||1||0||0||.198|
|George Kottaras, C||3||0||1||0||1||1||2||.211|
|Adam Rosales, SS||2||0||1||0||1||0||1||.156|
|b- Eric Sogard, PH-SS||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.172|
|a-walked for Taylor in the 10th|
|b-flied out for Rosales in the 10th|
|2B - Derek Norris (2, R. Romero)|
|RBI - Derek Norris (12)|
|2-OUT RBI - Derek Norris (8)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|Outfield Assists - Josh Reddick 1|
|E - George Kottaras (1, Throwing)|
|Pat Neshek (H,1)||1.2||0||0||0||1||1||0||0.00|
|Grant Balfour (H,15)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.60|
|Ryan Cook (BS,7)||1||1||1||1||0||0||1||2.47|
|Jerry Blevins (L,4-1)||2||4||2||2||2||3||0||2.45|
|Pitches-Strikes - A.J. Griffin 32-19, Jordan Norberto 64-39, Pat Neshek 27-16, Grant Balfour 13-8, Ryan Cook 12-10, Jerry Blevins 35-22|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A.J. Griffin 1-4, Jordan Norberto 4-2, Pat Neshek 2-2, Grant Balfour 1-2, Jerry Blevins 1-1|
|Batters Faced - A.J. Griffin 6, Jordan Norberto 14, Pat Neshek 6, Grant Balfour 3, Ryan Cook 4, Jerry Blevins 11|
|Attendance - 17121|
|Game Time - 3:37|
|Temperature - 62|
|Umpires - Home - Gerry Davis, First Base - Phil Cuzzi, Second Base - Greg Gibson, Third Base - Manny Gonzalez|