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David Cooper hit a tying homer in the ninth inning and Edwin Encarnacion scored on catcher George Kottaras' throwing error in the 11th, lifting the Toronto Blue Jays over the Oakland Athletics 3-1 Saturday.
The Blue Jays ended a six-game losing streak a day after they fell to the A's 5-4 in 15 innings.
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.
Encarnacion hit a leadoff single in the 11th against Jerry Blevins (4-1). Encarnacion stole second with one out and Rajai Davis walked.
As Jeff Mathis struck out, Encarnacion stole third and scored on Kottaras' error.
Jesse Chavez (1-1) got the win and Darren Oliver recorded his second save.
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The Toronto Blue Jays made a pair of pitching moves after Friday's night's 5-4, 15-inning loss at Oakland. Left-handed starter Brett Cecil was sent down to Class AAA Las Vegas and reliever Andrew Carpenter was designated for assignment. Cecil was 2-4 with a 5.56 ERA in eight starts this season while Carpenter, a righty, had a 5.00 ERA in six games for Toronto. The Blue...
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