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.