Athletics Vs. Blue Jays, Game 1 Final Score: Walk-Off Grand Slam Caps 7-3 Oakland Victory

The Toronto Blue Jays came to the O.co Coliseum on Tuesday to play the first game in a short two-game series against the Oakland Athletics. The Blue Jays took a late lead and looked poised to win, but the A's managed a dramatic walk-off 7-3 victory.

The Blue Jays jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the third inning on a Kelly Johnson home run, but the A's tied things up in the bottom of the fifth on a Josh Reddick homer. The Blue Jays went ahead 3-2 in the top of the ninth inning when Johnson singled home Rajai Davis with two outs.

In the bottom of the ninth, Michael Taylor led off with a double. Jemile Weeks bunted Taylor over to third base and Pennington drove him in with a single to right field to tie the game. The Blue Jays intentionally walked Reddick and Jonny Gomes to set up the force out at every base, but Brandon Inge hit a second-pitch grand slam to left field to win the ball game.

Oakland starter Jarrod Parker went seven innings, giving up two earned runs on four hits and five walks

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