Sweeney's Triple Lifts A's Past Jays

Embree earns win as Oakland halts Toronto win streak
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2008 10:27 PM CDT
Oakland Athletics' short stop Bobby Crosby makes the throw to first for the double play on Toronto Blue Jays' David Eckstein on a hit from Matt Stairs in the second inning.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)
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(Newser) – Ryan Sweeney hit a tiebreaking triple in the ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics ended the Toronto Blue Jays' three-game winning streak with a 9-8 victory. Kurt Suzuki singled up the middle off right-hander Jeremy Accardo (0-1) with two outs in the ninth. Sweeney then hit a triple to right. He finished 2-for-5 with two RBIs.

Alan Embree (1-1) got the win despite allowing a two-run homer to Frank Thomas in the eighth to make it 8-all. The homer was Thomas' third in three games. Oakland right-hander Chad Gaudin was activated off the disabled list before the game to start in place of Rich Harden, who was pushed back because of a strained muscle in his upper arm.