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"We put together a good game," Blue Jays' manager John Farrell said. "We were able to exploit the speed that both guys have at the top.
Tommy Milone (9-9) lost his third straight start and is 1-3 in his last seven.
"Something is just a little off in my delivery and the ball is sailing up in the zone," Milone said. "I couldn't get that one pitch I needed."
Aaron Laffey (3-2) won for the third time in four decisions after allowing four runs on six hits over six innings. He walked one and struck out four.
Casey Janssen pitched the ninth for his 14th consecutive save.
Toronto had its best offensive output in 10 games. The Blue Jays avraged just under two runs a game in their previous eight.
Rajai Davis scored from second base on a sacrifice bunt from Gose to put the Blue Jays ahead in the first. David doubled to open the game and was already at third base by the time Norris was just getting rid of the ball from Gose's bunt.
"I wish I could say we practiced that, but we didn't," Gose said. "Rajai was on the move and I should have taken the pitch and let him steal a base, but I put the bunt down and heads up base running made things happen."
Norris' double in the second scored Brandon Inge with the tying run, and Reddick's three-run drive into the right-field bleachers put the A's ahead 4-1 in the third.
"A couple of plays here and there cost us," A's manager Bob Melvin said.
Encarnacion's 29th home run closed the gap to 4-3 in the fourth, and Toronto took the lead in the fifth when five hitters reached with two outs. Escobar's two-run single and Johnson's RBI single were the key hits.
"We have been struggling the past couple of games," Encarnacion said. "That homer gave everybody a little more emotion and everybody started hitting better."
Adam Rosales doubled with one out in the seventh and scored on Crisp's double to make it 6-5.
|Edwin Encarnacion goes 2 for 4, including hitting his 29th homer of the season, to lift the Blue Jays past the A's. (Getty Images)|
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|Toronto Blue Jays|
|Rajai Davis, LF||5||2||2||0||0||1||3||.264|
|Anthony Gose, CF||4||2||2||1||0||1||0||.229|
|Edwin Encarnacion, DH||4||2||2||2||1||0||0||.292|
|Yunel Escobar, SS||5||0||1||2||0||0||1||.256|
|Kelly Johnson, 2B||3||0||2||1||0||1||1||.233|
|Jeff Mathis, C||4||0||0||0||0||1||3||.226|
|Yan Gomes, 1B-3B||4||0||0||0||0||2||1||.167|
|Moises Sierra, RF||4||0||2||0||0||0||0||.462|
|Adeiny Hechavarria, 3B||3||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|a- David Cooper, PH-1B||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.291|
|a-singled for Hechavarria in the 8th|
|2B - Rajai Davis (14, Milone), Anthony Gose (3, Milone), Edwin Encarnacion (21, Scribner)|
|HR - Edwin Encarnacion (29, Milone)|
|SH - Anthony Gose (2)|
|RBI - Anthony Gose (2), Edwin Encarnacion 2 (74), Yunel Escobar 2 (37), Kelly Johnson (41)|
|2-OUT RBI - Yunel Escobar 2 (12), Kelly Johnson (21)|
|CS - Kelly Johnson (2, 2nd base by Milone/Norris)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|DP - Hechavarria-Johnson-Gomes, Gomes-Cooper|
|Toronto Blue Jays|
|Aaron Laffey (W,3-2)||6||6||4||4||1||4||1||4.39|
|Brandon Lyon (H,7)||1||2||1||1||0||3||0||2.91|
|Aaron Loup (H,2)||0.2||0||0||0||1||0||0||3.46|
|Steve Delabar (H,4)||0.1||0||0||0||0||1||0||3.79|
|Casey Janssen (S,14)||1||0||0||0||1||1||0||2.11|
|Pitches-Strikes - Aaron Laffey 95-67, Brandon Lyon 19-14, Aaron Loup 9-4, Steve Delabar 5-3, Casey Janssen 15-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Aaron Laffey 4-9, Aaron Loup 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Aaron Laffey 24, Brandon Lyon 5, Aaron Loup 3, Steve Delabar 1, Casey Janssen 3|
|Coco Crisp, CF||4||0||1||1||0||1||1||.251|
|Jonny Gomes, LF||4||1||2||0||0||1||1||.256|
|Josh Reddick, RF||4||1||1||3||0||2||1||.261|
|Yoenis Cespedes, DH||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||.306|
|Chris Carter, 1B||3||0||0||0||1||0||0||.250|
|Brandon Inge, 3B||4||1||2||0||0||1||1||.211|
|Derek Norris, C||4||0||1||1||0||2||1||.200|
|Adam Rosales, SS||3||1||1||0||0||1||1||.171|
|a- Brandon Moss, PH||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.231|
|Eric Sogard, PR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.172|
|Jemile Weeks, 2B||3||1||0||0||1||1||2||.219|
|a-walked for Rosales in the 9th|
|2B - Coco Crisp (9, Lyon), Jonny Gomes (7, Laffey), Derek Norris (3, Laffey), Adam Rosales (1, Lyon)|
|HR - Josh Reddick (24, Laffey)|
|RBI - Coco Crisp (26), Josh Reddick 3 (56), Derek Norris (13)|
|2-OUT RBI - Coco Crisp (12), Derek Norris (9)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|Tommy Milone (L,9-9)||6||9||6||6||1||4||1||3.91|
|IBB - Encarnacion by Tommy Milone|
|HBP - Johnson (by Tommy Milone)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Tommy Milone 107-72, Evan Scribner 23-18, Pedro Figueroa 13-7|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tommy Milone 6-7, Evan Scribner 2-3, Pedro Figueroa 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Tommy Milone 28, Evan Scribner 9, Pedro Figueroa 3|
|Attendance - 18308|
|Game Time - 2:57|
|Temperature - 63|
|Umpires - Home - Phil Cuzzi, First Base - Greg Gibson, Second Base - Manny Gonzalez, Third Base - Gerry Davis|