TORONTO (AP) Alberto Callaspo hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the ninth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 on Monday.
Callaspo, who had a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning of Sunday's 6-4 win, broke a 1-all deadlock with a bases loaded double off Toronto closer Casey Janssen (4-1).
The decisive hit redeemed Callaspo for an error he'd made in the bottom of the seventh that allowed the Blue Jays to score the tying run.
The Athletics had lost six of seven before arriving in Toronto, but took three of four from the last-place Blue Jays. Oakland entered play Monday one game behind AL West leaders Texas.
Oakland outfielder Josh Reddick, who hit five home runs in the first two games of the series, failed to go deep for the second straight game. Reddick walked in the second, flied out in his next two at bats and was intentionally walked in the ninth.
Josh Donaldson singled off Janssen to begin the ninth and, one out later, pinch hitter Brandon Moss doubled him to third. Reddick was walked to bring up Callaspo, who sent a 1-0 pitch into the right field corner. Stephen Vogt followed with an RBI single through the drawn-in infield and Eric Sogard added a sacrifice fly.
Pitching for the third straight day, Oakland's Ryan Cook (5-2) worked 2-3 of an inning for the win and Sean Doolittle finished in the ninth.
Oakland right-hander Dan Straily came in having lost a career-high four straight starts, but was sharp in this one. The rookie allowed one run and six hits in a career-high 7 1-3 innings, walked three and struck out five.
Making his second start since suffering a skull fracture May 7 against Tampa Bay, Toronto's J.A. Happ fell behind immediately when Oakland leadoff batter Chris Young ended a 10-pitch at bat with a second deck home run, his 10th. It was the fifth time this season an Athletics batter has led off with a homer.
Frustrated by Straily through the first seven innings, the Blue Jays tied it in the eighth. Jose Reyes hit a one-out single and was running when Maicer Izturis followed with a ground ball single that got through because shortstop Jed Lowrie had broken to cover second, allowing Reyes to reach third base.
Cook replaced Straily and the Blue Jays tied it when third baseman Callaspo couldn't handle Jose Bautista's sharp grounder. Edwin Encarnacion followed with a liner right at second baseman Sogard, who doubled off Izturis to end the rally.
Happ allowed one runs and three hits in a season-high seven innings, setting down 14 straight batters between the third and seventh innings. He walked two and matched a season-high with six strikeouts.
The left-hander was moved up a day to replace Josh Johnson, who was pushed back to Wednesday with a sore forearm. The Blue Jays intend to recall right-hander Todd Redmond from Triple-A Buffalo to start against Boston on Tuesday.
NOTES: Oakland OF Coco Crisp (left wrist) and C Derek Norris (back) were held out of the starting lineup. ... Toronto OF Colby Rasmus did not start. ... After playing four straight games on artificial turf, Oakland OF Yoenis Cespedes is expected to DH when the Athletics return home Tuesday to host Houston. ... Oakland INF Adam Rosales, who was designated for assignment Saturday, has been claimed on waivers by Texas. ... With a day off in Toronto before their three-game series with the Blue Jays begins Tuesday, Red Sox players Jonny Gomes, Dustin Pedroia and Jarrod Saltalamacchia attended the game.