Blue Jays' Stroman shuts down Athletics for 1st win of year

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Of anybody who might have cost Marcus Stroman a complete game, old pal Kendrys Morales did it with a leadoff double in the ninth.

''K-Mo, that's my guy, I love K-Mo,'' Stroman said of his teammate until Morales' trade to Oakland last month. ''He put a great swing on a bad pitch. Wish K-Mo was still here, that's my guy.''

Stroman struck out six and pitched into the ninth, Brandon Drury homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Athletics 5-1 on Friday night to snap a seven-game losing streak in the series.

Stroman (1-3) allowed six hits and one run with two walks for his first victory of the season despite a 1.99 ERA coming into his fifth start. He had received only one run of support over 22 2/3 innings before Friday.

The right-hander pitched eight innings for the first time since Aug. 11, 2017, against Pittsburgh. He had a chance for a complete game, but surrendered hit to Morales in the ninth and gave way to Ken Giles - and Stroman was visibly upset.

''I always want complete games,'' Stroman said. ''There's no one who puts more pressure on me than myself.''

Manager Charlie Montoyo told Stroman he could start the ninth, but would make a change if someone reached base.

''He deserved a chance to finish the game,'' Montoyo said.

Oakland's Ramon Laureano argued with plate umpire Laz Diaz on a called third strike to end the game and had to be held back by teammates and coaches.

Danny Jansen hit a two-run double in the second that put the Blue Jays up for good. All four Toronto sports teams won for the first time - and the big three of the Blue Jays, Raptors and Maple Leafs for the eighth time ever and first since 2002.

Jansen followed Socrates Brito, who singled to get Toronto on the board and snap an 0-for-21 streak overall with his first hit and RBI with the Blue Jays. He had been hitless in 23 straight at-bats overall dating to last season while with Arizona. Drury's first RBI of the season ended the third-longest start to a season without an RBI in franchise history.

''Obviously a four-spot's not what you want to give up at that point,'' A's manager Bob Melvin said.

Slugger Khris Davis went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts after receiving a new contract from the A's that adds $33.75 million and runs through 2021. Davis' hitless night dropped his batting average to .247 - and he has hit exactly .247 in each of his last four seasons. He even jokes about it.

The A's went ahead 1-0 in the first on Matt Chapman's double, then Stroman shut them down.

Eric Sogard, who spent 2010-15 with the A's, batted leadoff and played second in just his fourth game - and start - for the Blue Jays since being called up Monday from Triple-A Buffalo. He drew cheers before the game and when he stepped into the batter's box in the first.

Oakland starter Aaron Brooks (2-2) allowed five runs on six hits in five innings, struck out five and walked two.

He dropped to 0-3 - lowering his ERA vs. Toronto from 57.86 to 24.55 - in three career starts against the Blue Jays. He had last faced them on Aug. 12, 2015, with the A's.

UNBALANCED

The Blue Jays lost all seven meetings against the A's last season while being outscored 51-18 - the first time in club history going winless in a year against a single opponent with seven or more matchups.

Toronto avoided dropping eight in a row versus Oakland for the first time since April 26, 1998, to Aug. 15, `99.

The A's are now 6-3 against the AL East this season.

VLAD CHATTER

Everybody wants to know when top Toronto prospect Vladimir Guerrero will join the Blue Jays from Buffalo - and Montoyo doesn't mind the immense interest and constant questions.

Outside speculation is it could be early next week - perhaps Tuesday.

''That's what I like about it that I really don't know, so I'm not really lying, otherwise you'd see my nose growing,'' he said. ''I tell my GM, `Don't tell me if you know, I want to be surprised.' He's the No. 1 prospect in baseball. I get it. I have fun with it, too. Either the first question or the last one, or in the middle. I appreciate that because we have the No. 1 prospect in baseball and it will be pretty cool when he gets here.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Athletics: 1B Matt Olson, injured in the Japan series and almost a month out from undergoing right hand surgery, took his first swings off a tee in the hitting progression of his rehab. The timetable of 6-to-8 weeks hasn't changed for Olson's likely return.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: RHP Matt Shoemaker (3-0, 1.75 ERA) has allowed five earned runs over 25 2/3 innings in his first season with Toronto after pitching his initial six seasons for the Angels.

Athletics: RHP Mike Fiers (2-1, 7.06) is 6-0 with a 2.38 ERA over his last 10 outings at the Coliseum dating to June 21, 2017.

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  • W: M. Stroman (1-3)L: A. Brooks (2-2)
  • HR: TOR - B. Drury (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Sogard 2B40110011.438.471.5631.0331.5
F. Galvis SS40000013.304.329.544.874-0.5
R. Grichuk DH40000022.227.310.467.776-1.0
J. Smoak 1B41100020.259.411.466.8762.0
T. Hernandez LF31000110.239.325.388.7131.5
B. McKinney RF41200000.226.294.355.6494.0
B. Drury 3B41111013.147.194.250.4445.5
S. Brito CF31110110.042.148.042.1903.5
D. Jansen C30120111.170.254.208.4624.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    R. Grossman LF30000100.232.306.321.6281.0
    M. Semien SS41200001.325.400.506.9063.0
    M. Chapman 3B40210001.295.368.590.9584.0
    K. Davis DH40000032.247.291.630.920-1.5
    K. Morales 1B40100011.204.298.286.5841.5
    S. Piscotty RF30100121.232.315.402.7181.0
    J. Profar 2B40000003.190.235.329.5640.0
    R. Laureano CF40000012.230.269.365.634-0.5
    J. Phegley C30000011.289.319.533.852-0.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Smoak (3), B. McKinney (5), D. Jansen (2)
      • HR - B. Drury
      • RBI - E. Sogard (4), B. Drury, S. Brito, D. Jansen 2 (3)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Galvis, R. Grichuk 2 (2), D. Jansen
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Chapman (5), K. Morales
      • RBI - M. Chapman (14)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Semien, M. Chapman, K. Davis, K. Morales, J. Profar, R. Laureano, J. Phegley
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - S. Piscotty
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Stroman (W, 1-3)8.06112601.761.2428.0
      K. Giles1.00000202.701.404.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Stroman (W, 1-3)8.0
      K. Giles1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Brooks (L, 2-2)5.06552515.321.23-0.5
      Y. Petit2.01000201.640.646.0
      F. Rodney1.00000109.002.253.5
      J. Soria1.00001208.681.933.0
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Brooks (L, 2-2)5.0
      Y. Petit2.0
      F. Rodney1.0
      J. Soria1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Stroman 109-69, K. Giles 14-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Stroman 10-8, K. Giles 1-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Stroman 32, K. Giles 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Brooks 91-54, Y. Petit 25-18, F. Rodney 9-6, J. Soria 13-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Brooks 5-5, Y. Petit 3-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Brooks 23, Y. Petit 6, F. Rodney 3, J. Soria 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      TOR9-12
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      E. Sogard 2B40110011.438.471.5631.0331.5
      F. Galvis SS40000013.304.329.544.874-0.5
      R. Grichuk DH40000022.227.310.467.776-1.0
      J. Smoak 1B41100020.259.411.466.8762.0
      T. Hernandez LF31000110.239.325.388.7131.5
      B. McKinney RF41200000.226.294.355.6494.0
      B. Drury 3B41111013.147.194.250.4445.5
      S. Brito CF31110110.042.148.042.1903.5
      D. Jansen C30120111.170.254.208.4624.5
      Total33575131010-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        R. Grossman LF30000100.232.306.321.6281.0
        M. Semien SS41200001.325.400.506.9063.0
        M. Chapman 3B40210001.295.368.590.9584.0
        K. Davis DH40000032.247.291.630.920-1.5
        K. Morales 1B40100011.204.298.286.5841.5
        S. Piscotty RF30100121.232.315.402.7181.0
        J. Profar 2B40000003.190.235.329.5640.0
        R. Laureano CF40000012.230.269.365.634-0.5
        J. Phegley C30000011.289.319.533.852-0.5
        Total3316102812-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Smoak (3), B. McKinney (5), D. Jansen (2)
          • HR - B. Drury
          • RBI - E. Sogard (4), B. Drury, S. Brito, D. Jansen 2 (3)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Galvis, R. Grichuk 2 (2), D. Jansen
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Chapman (5), K. Morales
          • RBI - M. Chapman (14)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Semien, M. Chapman, K. Davis, K. Morales, J. Profar, R. Laureano, J. Phegley
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - S. Piscotty
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Stroman (W, 1-3)8.06112601.761.2428.0
          K. Giles1.00000202.701.404.0
          Total9.0611280---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Stroman (W, 1-3)8.0
          K. Giles1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          A. Brooks (L, 2-2)5.06552515.321.23-0.5
          Y. Petit2.01000201.640.646.0
          F. Rodney1.00000109.002.253.5
          J. Soria1.00001208.681.933.0
          Total9.07553101---
          PITCHERSIP
          A. Brooks (L, 2-2)5.0
          Y. Petit2.0
          F. Rodney1.0
          J. Soria1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Stroman 109-69, K. Giles 14-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Stroman 10-8, K. Giles 1-0
          • Batters Faced - M. Stroman 32, K. Giles 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - A. Brooks 91-54, Y. Petit 25-18, F. Rodney 9-6, J. Soria 13-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Brooks 5-5, Y. Petit 3-0
          • Batters Faced - A. Brooks 23, Y. Petit 6, F. Rodney 3, J. Soria 4
          • 4TH INNING
            Drury homered to left51
          • 2ND INNING
            Sogard singled to right, Brito scored, Jansen to third41
            Jansen doubled to right, Hernandez and McKinney scored, Brito to third31
            Brito singled to left, Smoak scored, Hernandez to third, McKinney to second11
          • 1ST INNING
            Chapman doubled to deep center, Semien scored01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Joakim Soria relieved Fernando Rodney
            • B. McKinney: Strike looking, McKinney flied out to left
            • B. Drury: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Drury struck out swinging
            • S. Brito: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Brito walked
            • D. Jansen: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Jansen struck out looking
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Morales doubled to deep center
            • Ken Giles relieved Marcus Stroman
            • S. Piscotty: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
            • J. Profar: Strike swinging, Ball, Profar grounded out to first, Morales to third
            • R. Laureano: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Laureano struck out looking
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Fernando Rodney relieved Yusmeiro Petit
            • R. Grichuk: Grichuk popped out to shortstop
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Smoak struck out looking
            • T. Hernandez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Hernandez lined out to right
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Strike looking, Grossman grounded out to second
            • M. Semien: Ball, Semien grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Chapman singled to right
            • K. Davis: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Y. Petit Pitching:
            • D. Jansen: Ball, Foul, Jansen grounded out to third
            • E. Sogard: Foul, Sogard grounded bunt out to third
            • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Galvis struck out looking
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • S. Piscotty: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Piscotty walked
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Profar reached on fielder's choice to second, Piscotty out at second
            • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Laureano flied out to deep right
            • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Phegley struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Yusmeiro Petit relieved Aaron Brooks
            • B. McKinney: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, McKinney doubled to right, McKinney out at third
            • B. Drury: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Drury grounded out to third
            • S. Brito: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Brito struck out looking
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Chapman flied out to center
            • K. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • K. Morales: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Morales struck out looking
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • A. Brooks Pitching:
            • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Smoak flied out to deep center
            • T. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • R. Laureano: Ball, Laureano grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Phegley: Phegley flied out to right
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Grossman walked
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Semien grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Grossman out at second
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • A. Brooks Pitching:
            • B. Drury: Strike looking, Ball, Drury homered to left
            • S. Brito: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Brito grounded out to shortstop
            • D. Jansen: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jansen walked
            • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Sogard struck out looking
            • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike looking, Galvis grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • K. Davis: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Morales grounded out to shortstop
            • S. Piscotty: Piscotty singled to left
            • J. Profar: Profar grounded out to first
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • A. Brooks Pitching:
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
            • T. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Hernandez grounded out to third
            • B. McKinney: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, McKinney grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • J. Phegley: Foul, Phegley flied out to left
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Grossman grounded out to second
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Semien singled to right
            • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Chapman lined out to center
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • A. Brooks Pitching:
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Smoak doubled to deep right
            • T. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
            • B. McKinney: Strike looking, Ball, McKinney singled to right, Smoak to third, Hernandez to second
            • B. Drury: Strike looking, Ball, Drury popped out to second
            • S. Brito: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Brito singled to left, Smoak scored, Hernandez to third, McKinney to second
            • D. Jansen: Jansen doubled to right, Hernandez and McKinney scored, Brito to third
            • E. Sogard: Ball, Foul, Sogard singled to right, Brito scored, Jansen to third
            • F. Galvis: Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Galvis popped out to shortstop
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Strike swinging, Grichuk flied out to center
            • Middle of the 2nd (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Profar grounded out to second
            • R. Laureano: Ball, Laureano fouled out to left
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • A. Brooks Pitching:
            • E. Sogard: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Sogard popped out to second
            • F. Galvis: Galvis grounded out to second
            • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Grossman fouled out to left
            • M. Semien: Semien singled to center
            • M. Chapman: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Chapman doubled to deep center, Semien scored
            • K. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Davis grounded out to first, Chapman to third
            • K. Morales: Ball, Foul, Morales flied out to center
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)