With the bases loaded and the score tied 1-1 in the ninth inning, Alberto Callaspo came to the plate. Just moments earlier the third baseman, who was filling in for Josh Donaldson, clanked a potential double-play ball that allowed the Toronto Blue Jays to tie the game.
A day after driving the go-ahead two-run double to left field as a right-handed batter, the switch-hitting infielder wrapped another two-run, two-base hit. This time the go-ahead double came left-handed, and went to right field. The A’s would tack on two more runs off Casey Janssen, the closer for the Blue Jays as they won 5-1.
The A’s finished the road trip 3-3 after losing the first two games to the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ballpark. The club now sits at 67-50, while the Texas Rangers are 69-50.
Dan Straily, who had lost his last four outings entering the contest, was on top of his game as he threw 7.1 innings allowing six hits, three walks and one unearned run. The right-hander, who struck out five, and wh...