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There was no hiding the frustration after the Toronto Blue Jays fell again to the .500 mark with a 10-5 loss to Oakland on Thursday evening.

Manager John Gibbons provided pithy replies in a media availability that lasted simply 81 seconds. Starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez dropped a number of expletives in his scrum with reporters.

A promising 15-10 April has been adopted by a disappointing 6-10 May and the cracks are beginning to present.

The Blue Jays have been hoping to construct on a stellar efficiency from a day earlier in New York. Instead they kicked off a seven-game homestand with a dud.

Khris Davis, Matt Olson and Matt Chapman all homered, because the Oakland A’s doubled up on the Toronto Blue Jays 10-5. 1:41

It was the Athletics who got here to play on this evening, with Khris Davis main the cost by hitting one in every of three Oakland homers and ending with 4 hits.

After the sport, Gibbons saved his solutions transient.

‘A tricky evening’

“It’s a tough night, that’s all I got,” he mentioned. “No need to elaborate. A tough night.”

A reporter tried a follow-up query.

“Don’t bother,” mentioned the skipper.

Both Oakland and Toronto personal an identical information of 22-22. The Blue Jays have dropped 9 of their final 12 residence video games.

Sanchez (2-4) threw 29 pitches within the first inning and by no means actually bought on observe. He struck out eight however walked 4 and had his 97-pitch effort finish with a leadoff stroll within the fifth.

“They put good swings on it,” Sanchez mentioned. “I felt like tonight any time I left the ball up in the zone it was smacked.”

Was he inspired with the swinging strikeouts?

“I don’t really give a [expletive],” he mentioned, including an f-bomb for good measure.

Falls quick

Davis, who reached base 5 instances in all, leads the Athletics with 13 homers. Matt Olson added a three-run shot within the fifth inning and Matt Chapman supplied a two-run blast within the sixth.

Toronto introduced the potential tying run to the plate within the eighth inning however Josh Donaldson grounded out to finish the menace. The Athletics outhit the Blue Jays 14-7.

“When we’re swinging pretty good and getting some contributions from everybody, it can turn into 10 runs like it did tonight,” mentioned Oakland supervisor Bob Melvin.

Kevin Pillar picked up his major-league main 18th double of the season within the second inning for Toronto and Curtis Granderson walked thrice.

Oakland starter Andrew Triggs took himself out of the sport within the third inning as a consequence of “forearm nerve discomfort” in his throwing arm.

Reliever Yusmeiro Petit (1-0) labored 2 2/Three innings for the victory because the Athletics improved to 4-Three on their 10-game street journey.

Announced attendance was 22,893 and the sport took three hours 34 minutes to play.

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