Two big innings from Oakland’s resurgent offense and a solid performance from A.J. Griffin helped the A’s cruise past the Blue Jays on a chilly night at the Coliseum.
After averaging just 4 runs per game in their previous 6 games, the A’s bats have come alive for 19 total runs in the last two. Yoenis Cespedes led the charge Monday night with three RBI and was just a double shy of hitting for the cycle to guide the A’s to a 9-4 victory over Toronto.
“Getting runs early like that, and the carryover from yesterday adds momentum, we’re putting together some pretty good at bats,” said Bob Melvin. “After a period when we weren’t swinging the bats well, it looks like we’re coming around.”
After struggling for most of July, Cespedes smacked a stand up two-run triple in a four-run first inning, and launched his first home run at O.co since May 19 in the eighth. When the chiseled slugger is producing, the entire A’s lineup feeds off of him and lights up the scoreboard.
Hitless over his last 30