Encarnacion, Escobar drive in 2, Blue Jays win 6-5
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Edwin Encarnacion hit a home run and drove in two runs, Yunel Escobar also drove in two runs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Oakland Athletics 6-5 Sunday to salvage a series split.
Anthony Gose and Kelly Johnson also drove in runs for the Blue Jays, who have won two straight after ending a six-game losing streak.
Aaron Laffey (3-2) won for the third time in four decisions after allowing four runs on six hits over six innings. He walked one and struck out four.
Casey Janssen pitched the ninth for his 14th consecutive save.
Josh Reddick hit a three-run home run for the A's, who are 2-3 in August after going 19-5 in July. Coco Crisp and Derek Norris each doubled home a run for the A's.
Tommy Milone (9-9) lost his third straight start and is 1-3 in his last seven.