All good things must come to an end and so it was for the Oakland Athletics on Thursday afternoon, as their winning streak ended at seven games. The Toronto Blue Jays managed to avoid being swept at home as they managed a 10-4 win to wrap things up.
Josh Reddick belted his 22nd home run of the season with two outs in the first inning to get the scoring started. The A's actually jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the game after Brandon Inge homered in the top of the fourth inning, but Edwin Encarnacion countered with a three-run shot (his 27th of the year) to tie things up in bottom of the fourth.
Reddick picked up another RBI on a groundout in the top of the fifth to put the A's back ahead 4-3, but two runs scored on a bunt and Tom Milone throwing error in the bottom of the sixth to put the Blue Jays on top 5-4. The home team never loooked back after that, scoring a run in the seventh and another four runs in the eighth for the decisive victory.
Oakland still has plenty of momentum and will head into Camden Yards in search of another series win against the Baltimore Orioles beginning on Friday.