Smoak nabbed after Laureano overthrow, but Jays sweep A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics caught Justin Smoak early, ending a wild sequence that began with another eye-popping play by center fielder Ramon Laureano.

But the A's couldn't totally stop Smoak and the Toronto Blue Jays, who finished off a three-game sweep with a 5-4 victory Sunday.

''Over this road trip we finally started swinging the bats,'' Smoak said after getting four hits, including a home run. ''Hopefully we can continue to do that. If we do we'll be in a better position to win some ballgames.''

On a day when both starting pitchers needed to leave early with ailments, Laureano showed off the most impressive toss.

Smoak led off the second inning with a single and Teoscar Hernandez followed with a long drive to center. Laureano made his way back to the wall and reached high to make the catch.

The strong-armed Laureano, who has already nailed several runners this season, quickly recovered and aimed to get the retreating Smoak, unleashing a throw from the edge of the warning track.

The peg sailed far over the head of first baseman Kendrys Morales and carried into the expansive foul territory at the Coliseum, one-hopping to near the dugout.

Smoak tried to advance on the overthrow and was caught at second base by catcher Nick Hundley, who backed up the play.

''I was really pumped up when I made that throw,'' Laureano said. ''I threw without thinking. That happens sometimes.''

Blue Jays starter Aaron Sanchez was pulled after four innings because of a broken fingernail, a problem that has plagued him in the past.

A's starter Brett Anderson (3-1) sprained his left ankle coming off the mound trying to field Randal Grichuk's single in the third.

Oakland was swept at home by Toronto for the first time since 1993 after winning all seven games against the Blue Jays last season.

Toronto posted its first road sweep of at least three games since 2015 and capped a 6-1 trip. The Blue Jays went 1-5 on their first road trip earlier this season.

''It's great how we're playing the game,'' manager Charlie Montoyo said. ''Our pitching's been there the whole time but now that we're swinging the bats we're a lot better club. We're playing great baseball.''

Daniel Hudson (1-1) retired five batters. Ken Giles got four outs for his seventh save.

The A's scored three runs in the eighth and had two on with one out in the ninth before Giles struck out Josh Phegley and got Robbie Grossman to pop out.

''We aren't swinging at our best and they pitched pretty well on top of that,'' Oakland manager Bob Melvin said.

Freddy Galvis added two hits and Alen Hanson singled, scored and had an RBI in his first game in the leadoff spot for Toronto.

HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF

If Anderson has to pitch against Toronto again, he might want to call in sick. His ankle injury came less than a year after he sprained his shoulder the previous time he faced the Blue Jays on May 18, 2018.

''I'll be fine,'' Anderson said. ''I'll come in tomorrow and see how it feels.''

NOT WORRIED

Sanchez said he doesn't expect to miss his next start.

''We have to see how it is in the next few days,'' he said. ''The good thing is we have a couple off days this week to give me some extra time to heal up.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: Galvis left in the ninth inning three batters after making a sliding stop on Stephen Piscotty's infield single. Richard Urena, who was called up from Triple-A Buffalo earlier in the day, replaced Galvis and made the catch for the final out.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: RHP Trent Thornton (0-2, 5.40 ERA) faces the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday in Toronto following an off day. Thornton has allowed nine runs over his previous two starts.

Athletics: RHP Chris Bassitt (0-0) makes his season debut in place of injured starter Marco Estrada against Texas on Monday.

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  • W: D. Hudson (1-1)L: B. Anderson (3-1)S: K. Giles (7)
  • HR: TOR - J. Smoak (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Hanson 2B51110022.176.216.176.3934.0
F. Galvis SS51200002.315.337.528.8655.0
R. Urena SS00000000.333.360.458.8180.0
R. Grichuk CF50110013.212.287.424.7111.5
J. Smoak 1B51421002.313.439.5821.02110.0
T. Hernandez LF50000024.227.314.360.674-1.0
B. Drury 3B41200020.197.247.355.6023.0
R. Tellez DH21110100.241.323.481.8044.0
D. Jansen C30100112.179.270.232.5022.5
B. McKinney RF30100013.246.303.377.6790.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    R. Grossman LF41000114.230.309.328.6371.5
    M. Semien SS42210010.322.392.500.8925.5
    M. Chapman 3B10010210.305.383.585.9682.5
    K. Davis DH30210100.253.301.609.9104.0
    K. Morales 1B40000003.179.277.250.5270.0
    S. Piscotty RF40100011.244.320.400.7200.5
    J. Profar 2B40000001.172.215.299.5140.0
    R. Laureano CF21100110.228.282.354.6373.5
    N. Hundley C20100001.125.152.125.2771.0
    a- C. Pinder PH10000001.295.323.508.8310.0
    J. Phegley C10000012.265.294.490.784-0.5
    • a-grounded out for Hundley in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - B. Drury (4), D. Jansen (3)
    • HR - J. Smoak (5)
    • SF - R. Tellez
    • SH - B. McKinney
    • RBI - A. Hanson (4), R. Grichuk (8), J. Smoak 2 (17), R. Tellez (11)
    • 2-Out RBI - R. Grichuk (5)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Hanson 2 (2), J. Smoak 2 (2), T. Hernandez 3 (3), B. McKinney 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Semien (7)
    • SF - M. Chapman
    • RBI - M. Semien (11), M. Chapman (15), K. Davis (21)
    • 2-Out RBI - K. Davis (10)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grossman 3 (3), K. Morales, S. Piscotty
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - A. Hanson, F. Galvis (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • Picked Off - M. Chapman
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - T. Hernandez (4)
    • DP - 2 (Hernandez-Smoak; Hanson-Galvis-Smoak)
    • E - T. Hernandez (3)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Profar-Semien-Morales)
    • E - R. Buchter, K. Morales
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Sanchez4.02113202.771.357.0
    D. Hudson (W, 1-1)1.21000304.661.0310.5
    J. Biagini (H, 6)1.10000002.380.793.0
    R. Tepera0.213320016.201.80-6.0
    K. Giles (S, 7)1.13000102.381.507.5
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Sanchez4.0
    D. Hudson (W, 1-1)1.2
    J. Biagini (H, 6)1.1
    R. Tepera0.2
    K. Giles (S, 7)1.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    B. Anderson (L, 3-1)2.24221203.041.28-5.0
    Y. Petit1.11001101.460.731.5
    L. Hendriks1.02000102.031.351.5
    R. Buchter0.22100107.042.48-1.5
    J. Wendelken1.12220314.300.820.5
    J. Soria1.01000007.841.842.0
    B. Treinen1.01000100.731.142.5
    PITCHING
    • WP - R. Tepera
    • HBP - A. Sanchez (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sanchez 59-35, D. Hudson 25-17, J. Biagini 11-8, R. Tepera 24-13, K. Giles 17-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sanchez 3-4, J. Biagini 4-0, R. Tepera 1-1
    • Batters Faced - A. Sanchez 15, D. Hudson 6, J. Biagini 4, R. Tepera 5, K. Giles 7
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - B. Anderson 42-30, Y. Petit 30-18, L. Hendriks 21-14, R. Buchter 14-11, J. Wendelken 27-18, J. Soria 16-12, B. Treinen 18-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Anderson 3-2, Y. Petit 2-1, L. Hendriks 1-1, J. Soria 1-2, B. Treinen 2-0
    • Batters Faced - B. Anderson 12, Y. Petit 6, L. Hendriks 5, R. Buchter 4, J. Wendelken 6, J. Soria 4, B. Treinen 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    A. Hanson 2B51110022.176.216.176.3934.0
    F. Galvis SS51200002.315.337.528.8655.0
    R. Urena SS00000000.333.360.458.8180.0
    R. Grichuk CF50110013.212.287.424.7111.5
    J. Smoak 1B51421002.313.439.5821.02110.0
    T. Hernandez LF50000024.227.314.360.674-1.0
    B. Drury 3B41200020.197.247.355.6023.0
    R. Tellez DH21110100.241.323.481.8044.0
    D. Jansen C30100112.179.270.232.5022.5
    B. McKinney RF30100013.246.303.377.6790.5
    Total37513512918-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      R. Grossman LF41000114.230.309.328.6371.5
      M. Semien SS42210010.322.392.500.8925.5
      M. Chapman 3B10010210.305.383.585.9682.5
      K. Davis DH30210100.253.301.609.9104.0
      K. Morales 1B40000003.179.277.250.5270.0
      S. Piscotty RF40100011.244.320.400.7200.5
      J. Profar 2B40000001.172.215.299.5140.0
      R. Laureano CF21100110.228.282.354.6373.5
      N. Hundley C20100001.125.152.125.2771.0
      a- C. Pinder PH10000001.295.323.508.8310.0
      J. Phegley C10000012.265.294.490.784-0.5
      Total3047305613-----
      • a-grounded out for Hundley in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Drury (4), D. Jansen (3)
      • HR - J. Smoak (5)
      • SF - R. Tellez
      • SH - B. McKinney
      • RBI - A. Hanson (4), R. Grichuk (8), J. Smoak 2 (17), R. Tellez (11)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Grichuk (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Hanson 2 (2), J. Smoak 2 (2), T. Hernandez 3 (3), B. McKinney 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Semien (7)
      • SF - M. Chapman
      • RBI - M. Semien (11), M. Chapman (15), K. Davis (21)
      • 2-Out RBI - K. Davis (10)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grossman 3 (3), K. Morales, S. Piscotty
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Hanson, F. Galvis (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • Picked Off - M. Chapman
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - T. Hernandez (4)
      • DP - 2 (Hernandez-Smoak; Hanson-Galvis-Smoak)
      • E - T. Hernandez (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Profar-Semien-Morales)
      • E - R. Buchter, K. Morales
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Sanchez4.02113202.771.357.0
      D. Hudson (W, 1-1)1.21000304.661.0310.5
      J. Biagini (H, 6)1.10000002.380.793.0
      R. Tepera0.213320016.201.80-6.0
      K. Giles (S, 7)1.13000102.381.507.5
      Total9.0744560---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Sanchez4.0
      D. Hudson (W, 1-1)1.2
      J. Biagini (H, 6)1.1
      R. Tepera0.2
      K. Giles (S, 7)1.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Anderson (L, 3-1)2.24221203.041.28-5.0
      Y. Petit1.11001101.460.731.5
      L. Hendriks1.02000102.031.351.5
      R. Buchter0.22100107.042.48-1.5
      J. Wendelken1.12220314.300.820.5
      J. Soria1.01000007.841.842.0
      B. Treinen1.01000100.731.142.5
      Total9.01354291---
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Anderson (L, 3-1)2.2
      Y. Petit1.1
      L. Hendriks1.0
      R. Buchter0.2
      J. Wendelken1.1
      J. Soria1.0
      B. Treinen1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - R. Tepera
      • HBP - A. Sanchez (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sanchez 59-35, D. Hudson 25-17, J. Biagini 11-8, R. Tepera 24-13, K. Giles 17-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sanchez 3-4, J. Biagini 4-0, R. Tepera 1-1
      • Batters Faced - A. Sanchez 15, D. Hudson 6, J. Biagini 4, R. Tepera 5, K. Giles 7
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Anderson 42-30, Y. Petit 30-18, L. Hendriks 21-14, R. Buchter 14-11, J. Wendelken 27-18, J. Soria 16-12, B. Treinen 18-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Anderson 3-2, Y. Petit 2-1, L. Hendriks 1-1, J. Soria 1-2, B. Treinen 2-0
      • Batters Faced - B. Anderson 12, Y. Petit 6, L. Hendriks 5, R. Buchter 4, J. Wendelken 6, J. Soria 4, B. Treinen 4
      • 8TH INNING
        Davis singled to center, Semien scored, Davis to second on left fielder Hernandez fielding error54
        Chapman hit sacrifice fly to right, Grossman scored, Semien to third53
        Semien singled to center, Laureano scored, Grossman to second52
      • 7TH INNING
        Smoak homered to right center, Galvis scored51
      • 6TH INNING
        Tellez hit sacrifice fly to center, Drury scored31
      • 4TH INNING
        Morales grounded out to shortstop, Semien scored, Chapman to third, Davis out at second21
      • 3RD INNING
        Grichuk reached on an infield single to shortstop, Hanson scored, Galvis to third20
        Hanson singled to left, Tellez scored, Jansen to third10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Blake Treinen relieved Joakim Soria
        • Josh Phegley catching
        • F. Galvis: Foul, Foul, Galvis safe at first on 1st baseman Morales fielding error
        • R. Grichuk: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Grichuk grounded out to shortstop, Galvis out at second
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Smoak singled to right
        • T. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • K. Giles Pitching:
        • S. Piscotty: Piscotty reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • J. Profar: Ball, Profar fouled out to third
        • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Laureano singled to left, Piscotty to second
        • J. Phegley: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Phegley struck out swinging
        • Richard Urena at shortstop
        • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Grossman popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Joakim Soria relieved J.B. Wendelken
        • R. Tellez: Strike looking, Ball, Tellez lined out to center
        • D. Jansen: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Jansen grounded out to pitcher
        • B. McKinney: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, McKinney singled to center
        • A. Hanson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Hanson popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Ryan Tepera relieved Joe Biagini
        • R. Laureano: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Laureano walked
        • Chad Pinder hit for Nick Hundley
        • C. Pinder: Foul, Pinder grounded out to pitcher, Laureano to second
        • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Grossman walked
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Semien singled to center, Laureano scored, Grossman to second
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Grossman to third, Semien to second on wild pitch, Chapman hit sacrifice fly to right, Grossman scored, Semien to third
        • Ken Giles relieved Ryan Tepera
        • K. Davis: Davis singled to center, Semien scored, Davis to second on left fielder Hernandez fielding error
        • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Foul, Morales flied out to deep right
        • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 7TH INNING
        • J. Wendelken Pitching:
        • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Galvis singled to right
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Smoak homered to right center, Galvis scored
        • T. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hernandez flied out to right
        • B. Drury: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Drury struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Biagini Pitching:
        • K. Morales: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Morales grounded out to third
        • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Piscotty grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Profar: Profar grounded out to first
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Ryan Buchter relieved Liam Hendriks
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Drury singled to center
        • R. Tellez: Drury to third on Buchter throwing error, Foul, Tellez hit sacrifice fly to center, Drury scored
        • D. Jansen: Ball, Strike looking, Jansen doubled to deep left
        • B. McKinney: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, McKinney struck out swinging
        • J.B. Wendelken relieved Ryan Buchter
        • A. Hanson: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hanson struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • D. Hudson Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Chapman struck out swinging
        • Joe Biagini relieved Daniel Hudson
        • K. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Davis grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Liam Hendriks relieved Yusmeiro Petit
        • A. Hanson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hanson grounded out to first
        • F. Galvis: Foul, Galvis singled to right
        • R. Grichuk: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Grichuk fouled out to first
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Smoak singled to left, Galvis to second
        • T. Hernandez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Daniel Hudson relieved Aaron Sanchez
        • J. Profar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Profar fouled out to catcher
        • R. Laureano: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Laureano struck out looking
        • N. Hundley: Ball, Foul, Hundley singled to left center
        • R. Grossman: Grossman flied out to deep center
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • Y. Petit Pitching:
        • T. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez grounded out to first
        • B. Drury: Ball, Ball, Drury doubled to deep left
        • R. Tellez: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Tellez walked
        • D. Jansen: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Jansen struck out swinging
        • B. McKinney: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, McKinney grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Foul, Foul, Semien doubled to left center
        • M. Chapman: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chapman walked
        • K. Davis: Foul, Davis singled to center, Semien to third, Chapman to second
        • K. Morales: Ball, Morales grounded out to shortstop, Semien scored, Chapman to third, Davis out at second
        • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Piscotty struck out looking
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • R. Tellez: Tellez singled to right
        • D. Jansen: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Jansen walked, Tellez to second
        • B. McKinney: McKinney hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Tellez to third, Jansen to second
        • A. Hanson: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Hanson singled to left, Tellez scored, Jansen to third
        • F. Galvis: Foul, Strike looking, Galvis reached on fielder's choice to second, Jansen out at home, Hanson to second
        • R. Grichuk: Ball, Strike looking, Hanson stole third Galvis stole second,, Ball, Grichuk reached on an infield single to shortstop, Hanson scored, Galvis to third
        • Yusmeiro Petit relieved Brett Anderson
        • J. Smoak: Strike swinging, Smoak popped out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • R. Laureano: Ball, Ball, Laureano hit by pitch
        • N. Hundley: Hundley flied out to right
        • R. Grossman: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Grossman lined out to left, Laureano out at first
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • J. Smoak: Foul, Foul, Smoak singled to left center
        • T. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Hernandez flied out to deep center, Smoak out at second
        • B. Drury: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Drury struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • K. Morales: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Morales grounded out to first
        • S. Piscotty: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Piscotty lined out to right
        • J. Profar: Strike looking, Profar lined out to center
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • A. Hanson: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hanson struck out swinging
        • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Galvis lined out to right
        • R. Grichuk: Grichuk grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Grossman struck out looking
        • M. Semien: Foul, Foul, Ball, Semien grounded out to pitcher
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Chapman walked
        • K. Davis: Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Davis walked, Chapman to second
        • K. Morales: Chapman picked off at second, pitcher to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)