Ellis, Athletics Beat Blue Jays 6-3

Second baseman's 4 hits spark win
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2008 10:39 PM CDT
Oakland Athletics' Greg Smith pitches during the first inning of an MLB baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto, Wednesday, April 9, 2008.    (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)
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(Newser) – Mark Ellis had four hits, including the tying triple in the ninth, then scored the go-ahead run in the Oakland Athletics' 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night. Ellis went 4-for-5 with two stolen bases and an RBI. Oakland closer Huston Street pitched around a single and a walk in the ninth for his second save.

Jeremy Accardo (0-2) blew his first save in four chances, hitting Travis Buck to begin the ninth, then giving up a triple to Ellis. Daric Barton struck out and Jack Cust was walked intentionally to bring up Emil Brown, who hit a grounder to third. Scutaro went to the plate, but his throw sailed high and wide, allowing Ellis to score.