Blue Jays beat A's 7-1, improve to 5-0 vs Oakland this year

TORONTO (AP) After missing almost the entire 2017 season with blisters on his pitching hand and much of 2018 with an injured right index finger that needed surgery, Toronto right-hander Aaron Sanchez could be forgiven for being concerned when he was forced from a start at Oakland last weekend because of a broken fingernail.

He recovered to allow two hits over five innings Saturday in the Blue Jays' 7-1 win over the Athletics.

''When I came out last game, we kind of caught it at the right time so it was fine going into today,'' he said. ''It just bothers me a little bit and I was only going five, but it will be all right.''

Sanchez (3-1) struck out four and walked four. He lowered his ERA to 2.32.

Sam Gaviglio gave up two hits in three innings, and Daniel Hudson finished the four-hitter with a hitless ninth.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 1 for 4 with two strikeouts in his second big league game, while Brandon Drury had three hits a day after his winning ninth-inning home run. Randal Grichuk and three hits and two RBIs for Toronto, 5-0 against the A's this season.

Brett Anderson (3-2) allowed six runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings, dropping to 0-3 in his career against Toronto.

''My velocity was the best it has been all year,'' he said. ''It was coming out of my hand good, I just wasn't able to command it like I usually am.''

Anderson became the first pitcher to face Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Vladimir Guerrero Sr., who was 1 for 5 against him.

Guerrero was moved up a slot to cleanup and came to the plate with the bases loaded in the first. Teoscar Hernandez grounded to third baseman Matt Chapman, who threw to second for a forceout, but second baseman Jurickson Profar's throw to first trying for a double play was sailed to the home plate side of the base for an error that allowed a second run to score. Umpires originally called interference on Grichuk sliding into Profar, but the call was reversed on a video review.

Toronto doubled its lead in the second when Eric Sogard drove in Danny Jansen with a drag bunt and Grichuk hit an RBI single.

''We have plenty of guys who can hit the long ball, but I think adding the small ball game into it is only going to make us better,'' Sogard said.

Nick Hundley hit into a run-scoring forceout in the fifth, but Toronto boosted its lead to 6-1 in the bottom half on Rowdy Tellez's RBI single and Jansen's sacrifice fly.

Grichuk hit an RBI double off Liam Hendriks in the sixth.

WHOOPS

On Hundley's seventh-inning single between first and second base, Drury started to run toward the ball only to collide with umpire Larry Vanover.

UP NEXT

RHP Chris Bassitt (1-0) starts Sunday for Oakland and RHP Trent Thornton (0-3) for Toronto. Thornton, seeking his first big league win, has allowed 13 runs in 12 2/3 innings.

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TOR13-14
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  • W: A. Sanchez (3-1)L: B. Anderson (3-2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Semien SS30000112.312.387.495.8830.5
M. Chapman 3B40100013.296.388.602.9901.5
K. Davis DH30000111.217.278.509.7880.5
S. Piscotty RF40000032.273.336.445.782-1.5
K. Morales 1B30000011.169.295.231.526-0.5
a- M. Canha PH10000000.216.400.405.8050.0
R. Laureano CF41200000.247.305.381.6864.0
J. Profar 2B20000202.162.222.273.4952.0
N. Hundley C40100002.179.200.179.3791.0
B. Anderson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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F. Rodney P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Dull P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Sogard SS22110200.400.475.6571.1327.0
J. Smoak 1B41100113.280.404.500.9042.5
R. Grichuk CF50320012.238.300.426.7265.5
V. Guerrero 3B40100125.250.333.375.7081.0
T. Hernandez LF51010025.216.293.330.6221.0
B. Drury 2B31300100.209.258.385.6426.0
R. Tellez DH40110014.235.312.485.7971.5
D. Jansen C31110002.185.260.246.5064.0
A. Hanson RF41100022.175.227.175.4021.0
S. Brito RF00000000.074.194.148.3420.0
A. Sanchez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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D. Hudson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Chapman (6), R. Laureano (4)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grossman, M. Chapman 3 (3), S. Piscotty, J. Profar 2 (2), N. Hundley
    BATTING
    • 2B - E. Sogard (3), R. Grichuk (7), B. Drury (5), D. Jansen (4)
    • SF - D. Jansen
    • SH - E. Sogard
    • RBI - E. Sogard (8), R. Grichuk 2 (11), T. Hernandez (13), R. Tellez (16), D. Jansen (4)
    • 2-Out RBI - R. Grichuk (7)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grichuk, V. Guerrero, T. Hernandez 3 (3), R. Tellez 2 (2), D. Jansen, A. Hanson 2 (2)
    FIELDING
    • E - J. Profar (6)
    FIELDING
    • E - E. Sogard
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    B. Anderson (L, 3-2)4.110662204.351.48-10.0
    L. Hendriks1.21111302.401.331.5
    F. Rodney1.00001206.551.823.0
    R. Dull1.010012010.802.602.0
    PITCHERSIP
    B. Anderson (L, 3-2)4.1
    L. Hendriks1.2
    F. Rodney1.0
    R. Dull1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Sanchez (W, 3-1)5.02104402.321.3218.0
    S. Gaviglio3.02000301.000.618.5
    D. Hudson1.00001004.631.032.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Sanchez (W, 3-1)5.0
    S. Gaviglio3.0
    D. Hudson1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - L. Hendriks (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - B. Anderson 78-44, L. Hendriks 33-19, F. Rodney 16-10, R. Dull 19-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Anderson 6-5, F. Rodney 1-0
    • Batters Faced - B. Anderson 25, L. Hendriks 7, F. Rodney 4, R. Dull 5
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sanchez 84-46, S. Gaviglio 41-30, D. Hudson 14-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sanchez 5-6, S. Gaviglio 1-5, D. Hudson 1-2
    • Batters Faced - A. Sanchez 21, S. Gaviglio 11, D. Hudson 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    R. Grossman LF30000101.229.308.357.6651.0
    M. Semien SS30000112.312.387.495.8830.5
    M. Chapman 3B40100013.296.388.602.9901.5
    K. Davis DH30000111.217.278.509.7880.5
    S. Piscotty RF40000032.273.336.445.782-1.5
    K. Morales 1B30000011.169.295.231.526-0.5
    a- M. Canha PH10000000.216.400.405.8050.0
    R. Laureano CF41200000.247.305.381.6864.0
    J. Profar 2B20000202.162.222.273.4952.0
    N. Hundley C40100002.179.200.179.3791.0
    B. Anderson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    L. Hendriks P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    F. Rodney P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    R. Dull P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    • a-grounded out for Morales in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    E. Sogard SS22110200.400.475.6571.1327.0
    J. Smoak 1B41100113.280.404.500.9042.5
    R. Grichuk CF50320012.238.300.426.7265.5
    V. Guerrero 3B40100125.250.333.375.7081.0
    T. Hernandez LF51010025.216.293.330.6221.0
    B. Drury 2B31300100.209.258.385.6426.0
    R. Tellez DH40110014.235.312.485.7971.5
    D. Jansen C31110002.185.260.246.5064.0
    A. Hanson RF41100022.175.227.175.4021.0
    S. Brito RF00000000.074.194.148.3420.0
    A. Sanchez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    S. Gaviglio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    D. Hudson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    Total34712605923-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Chapman (6), R. Laureano (4)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grossman, M. Chapman 3 (3), S. Piscotty, J. Profar 2 (2), N. Hundley
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Sogard (3), R. Grichuk (7), B. Drury (5), D. Jansen (4)
      • SF - D. Jansen
      • SH - E. Sogard
      • RBI - E. Sogard (8), R. Grichuk 2 (11), T. Hernandez (13), R. Tellez (16), D. Jansen (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Grichuk (7)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grichuk, V. Guerrero, T. Hernandez 3 (3), R. Tellez 2 (2), D. Jansen, A. Hanson 2 (2)
      FIELDING
      • E - J. Profar (6)
      FIELDING
      • E - E. Sogard
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Anderson (L, 3-2)4.110662204.351.48-10.0
      L. Hendriks1.21111302.401.331.5
      F. Rodney1.00001206.551.823.0
      R. Dull1.010012010.802.602.0
      Total8.01277590---
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Anderson (L, 3-2)4.1
      L. Hendriks1.2
      F. Rodney1.0
      R. Dull1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Sanchez (W, 3-1)5.02104402.321.3218.0
      S. Gaviglio3.02000301.000.618.5
      D. Hudson1.00001004.631.032.0
      Total9.0410570---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Sanchez (W, 3-1)5.0
      S. Gaviglio3.0
      D. Hudson1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - L. Hendriks (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Anderson 78-44, L. Hendriks 33-19, F. Rodney 16-10, R. Dull 19-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Anderson 6-5, F. Rodney 1-0
      • Batters Faced - B. Anderson 25, L. Hendriks 7, F. Rodney 4, R. Dull 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sanchez 84-46, S. Gaviglio 41-30, D. Hudson 14-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sanchez 5-6, S. Gaviglio 1-5, D. Hudson 1-2
      • Batters Faced - A. Sanchez 21, S. Gaviglio 11, D. Hudson 4
      • 6TH INNING
        Grichuk doubled to deep right center, Sogard scored17
      • 5TH INNING
        Jansen hit sacrifice fly to right, Drury scored16
        Tellez singled to right, Hernandez scored, Drury to third15
        Hundley reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Laureano scored, Profar out at second on shortstop Sogard throwing error14
      • 2ND INNING
        Grichuk singled to right, Hanson scored04
        Sogard hit sacrifice bunt to first, Jansen scored, Hanson to second03
      • 1ST INNING
        Hernandez reached on fielder's choice to third, Sogard and Smoak scored, Grichuk out at second on 2nd baseman Profar throwing error02
      • 9TH INNING
        • Socrates Brito in right field
        • Daniel Hudson relieved Sam Gaviglio
        • Mark Canha hit for Kendrys Morales
        • M. Canha: Foul, Canha grounded out to third
        • R. Laureano: Foul, Ball, Foul, Laureano flied out to deep right
        • J. Profar: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Profar walked
        • N. Hundley: Hundley popped out to first
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • S. Gaviglio Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Chapman doubled to deep left
        • K. Davis: Davis flied out to right
        • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Piscotty flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Ryan Dull relieved Fernando Rodney
        • E. Sogard: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sogard walked
        • J. Smoak: Smoak lined out to right
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
        • V. Guerrero: Foul, Ball, Foul, Guerrero reached on an infield single to shortstop, Sogard to second
        • T. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • S. Gaviglio Pitching:
        • R. Laureano: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Laureano popped out to shortstop
        • J. Profar: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Profar lined out to shortstop
        • N. Hundley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Hundley singled to right
        • R. Grossman: Grossman popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Fernando Rodney relieved Liam Hendriks
        • B. Drury: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Drury walked
        • R. Tellez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Tellez struck out swinging
        • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Jansen reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Drury out at second
        • A. Hanson: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Hanson struck out looking
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Sam Gaviglio relieved Aaron Sanchez
        • K. Davis: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
        • K. Morales: Ball, Foul, Foul, Morales grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Hendriks Pitching:
        • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sogard walked
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
        • R. Grichuk: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Grichuk doubled to deep right center, Sogard scored
        • V. Guerrero: Ball, Grichuk to third on wild pitch, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Strike swinging, Guerrero struck out swinging
        • T. Hernandez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Laureano doubled to right
        • J. Profar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Profar walked
        • N. Hundley: Hundley reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Laureano scored, Profar out at second on shortstop Sogard throwing error
        • R. Grossman: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Grossman walked, Hundley to second
        • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Semien flied out to right
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Chapman lined out to left
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • V. Guerrero: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Guerrero walked
        • T. Hernandez: Hernandez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Guerrero out at second
        • B. Drury: Ball, Ball, Drury singled to center, Hernandez to second
        • R. Tellez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Tellez singled to right, Hernandez scored, Drury to third
        • Liam Hendriks relieved Brett Anderson
        • D. Jansen: Foul, Foul, Ball, Jansen hit sacrifice fly to right, Drury scored
        • A. Hanson: Foul, Ball, Hanson flied out to center
        • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • K. Davis: Ball, Davis fouled out to first
        • S. Piscotty: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
        • K. Morales: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Morales struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • A. Hanson: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hanson struck out swinging
        • E. Sogard: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Sogard lined out to first
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Smoak singled to right center
        • R. Grichuk: Grichuk flied out to right
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • N. Hundley: Ball, Ball, Hundley lined out to right
        • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Grossman grounded out to first
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Semien walked
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Chapman grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • T. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Hernandez flied out to right
        • B. Drury: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Drury doubled to deep center
        • R. Tellez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Tellez grounded out to first, Drury to third
        • D. Jansen: Strike swinging, Jansen fouled out to first
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • K. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Davis walked
        • S. Piscotty: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
        • K. Morales: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Morales fouled out to third
        • R. Laureano: Laureano singled to center, Davis to second
        • J. Profar: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Profar grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • D. Jansen: Jansen doubled to left center
        • A. Hanson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Hanson singled to right, Jansen to third
        • E. Sogard: Sogard hit sacrifice bunt to first, Jansen scored, Hanson to second
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Smoak grounded out to third
        • R. Grichuk: Ball, Grichuk singled to right, Hanson scored
        • V. Guerrero: Guerrero lined out to second
        • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • R. Grossman: Grossman flied out to left
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Semien grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Chapman struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Sogard doubled to deep left
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Grichuk singled to left, Sogard to third, Smoak to second
        • V. Guerrero: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Guerrero struck out looking
        • T. Hernandez: Hernandez reached on fielder's choice to third, Sogard and Smoak scored, Grichuk out at second on 2nd baseman Profar throwing error
        • B. Drury: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Drury reached on an infield single to second, Hernandez to second
        • R. Tellez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Tellez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Drury out at second
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)