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News: Chris Smith allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.1 innings as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Oakland Athletics 8-4 on Thursday. Smith struck out one, ending the game with a 0.00 ERA and 1.20 WHIP on the season.
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News: Aaron Loup did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Oakland Athletics 8-4 on Thursday. Loup struck out one, ending the game with a 4.82 ERA and 1.47 WHIP on the season.
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News: Ryan Tepera allowed one run on two hits and one walk in 1.0 inning as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Oakland Athletics 8-4 on Thursday. Tepera struck out two, ending the game with a 3.44 ERA and 1.07 WHIP on the season.
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News: Marcus Stroman allowed three runs on six hits and six walks in 4.2 innings as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Oakland Athletics 8-4 on Thursday. Stroman struck out four, ending the game with a 3.08 ERA and 1.31 WHIP on the season.
Impact: Stroman's walks were a career high and after his sixth, he stormed from the mound and catcher Russell Martin restrained him as he attempted to get at umpire Will Little. Stroman was ushered from the field by a coach. Martin left after talking to the umpires.
News: Roberto Osuna improved to 3-0, allowing no hits over 1.0 scoreless inning, as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Oakland Athletics 8-4 on Thursday. Osuna struck out one, ending the game with a 1.91 ERA and 0.71 WHIP on the season.
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News: Joe Smith walked one and didn't allow a hit in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Oakland Athletics 8-4 on Thursday. Smith did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.38 ERA and 1.13 WHIP on the season.
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News: Justin Smoak went 1 for 4 with an RBI Thursday as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Oakland Athletics 8-4. Smoak scored once. He ended the game with a .297 batting average.
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News: Darwin Barney went 1 for 4 Thursday as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Oakland Athletics 8-4. He ended the game with a .217 batting average.
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News: Kendrys Morales went 2 for 4 with two home runs and two RBIs Thursday as the Toronto Blue Jays topped the Oakland Athletics 8-4. Morales scored three times. He ended the game with a .257 batting average.
Impact: Morales led off the ninth against Blake Treinen with his 20th homer to tie the game 4-4.
News: Troy Tulowitzki went 1 for 3 with a double Thursday as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Oakland Athletics 8-4. He ended the game with a .250 batting average.
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News: Russell Martin went 0 for 2 Thursday as the Toronto Blue Jays topped the Oakland Athletics 8-4. He ended the game with a .217 batting average.
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News: Josh Donaldson went 2 for 5 with a home run and an RBI Thursday as the Toronto Blue Jays topped the Oakland Athletics 8-4. The homer was his 10th of the season. He ended the game with a .242 batting average.
Impact: Owners are hoping Donaldson is headed in the right direction after he had hit .156 without a home run over his previous 12 games.
News: Jose Bautista went 1 for 5 with a double Thursday as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Oakland Athletics 8-4. Bautista scored once. He ended the game with a .221 batting average.
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News: Kevin Pillar went 1 for 4 with a double Thursday as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Oakland Athletics 8-4. He ended the game with a .244 batting average.
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News: Miguel Montero went 0 for 2 Thursday as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Oakland Athletics 8-4. Montero scored once. He ended the game with a .240 batting average.
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News: Steve Pearce went 1 for 5 with a home run and four RBIs Thursday as the Toronto Blue Jays topped the Oakland Athletics 8-4. The homer was his ninth of the season. He ended the game with a .268 batting average.
Impact: The ball stayed true, a game-ending grand slam for Pearce on a 3-2 pitch from Liam Hendriks with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Blue Jays completed a four-game sweep. The grand slam was the second of his career and first since May 2015.
News: Pearce went 1-for-5 with a walk-off grand slam during Thursday's win against the A's.
Impact: Pearce registered his third home run since the All-Star break, and nearly doubled his RBI total during that span with one swing of the bat. The 34-year-old is in the midst of another solid season, hitting .268 with an OPS of .774 following Tuesday's victory. Although he missed nearly a month of action due to a calf injury earlier this year, Pearce is already approaching his power numbers from the past two seasons, accumulating nine home runs and 28 RBI in 57 games. The left fielder has been receiving more consistent playing time lately, but occasionally loses starts to Ezequiel Carrera in the outfield.
News: Osuna (3-0) struck out one during a spotless 10th inning during Thursday's win against the A's.
Impact: Osuna was deployed in the tenth inning after Kendrys Morales sent the game into extra-innings with a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth. The right-hander tossed his 23rd perfect inning of the season, and went on the earn the victory following Steve Pearce's walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the frame. On the season, Osuna has posted career-best numbers in most statistical categories, including a 1.91 ERA, 0.71 WHIP and a robust 14.5 K/BB.
News: Martin was ejected from Thursday's game against the Athletics.
Impact: The veteran backstop was tossed immediately after starting pitcher Marcus Stroman was ejected for arguing balls and strikes. Martin was 0-for-2 with two strikeouts prior to exiting, marking the eighth contest in a row in which he whiffed.
News: Stroman was ejected from Thursday's game against the Athletics.
Impact: The young starter had a feud with umpire Will Little after a few close pitches were ruled to be outside the strike zone which ultimately led to his removal. Stroman was in line for the loss upon his removal after going 4.2 innings and allowing three runs on six hits and six walks. He also struck out four.
News: Martin is batting second and catching Thursday against the Athletics, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Impact: The backstop enjoyed a day off Wednesday but resurfaces in the lineup for the series finale. Martin continues to drag down his fantasy owners at the plate, starting the second half with a 4-for-29 slide that includes 11 whiffs. He continues to hold value in most two-catcher leagues merely for his playing time, but he's not offering much to go along with it.
News: Morales went 1-for-3 with a walkoff solo homer in the bottom of the ninth against the A's on Wednesday.
Impact: He was well on his way to extending his power outage to nine games before Justin Smoak gave the Jays new life with a two-run shot to tie the game, which Morales followed up on the very next pitch with the game-winner. Morales has been scuffling for a while -- even including this game, his past 27 contests have seen him post a .210/.295/.330 batting line -- but he still holds a reasonable degree of fantasy relevance thanks to his solid counting stats and spot in the middle of Toronto's order.
News: Estrada gave up two runs on three hits and four walks while striking out four over five innings in a no-decision against Oakland on Wednesday.
Impact: He was actually in line to take the loss until the Jays -- shut out over the first eight innings -- ended up winning in walkoff fashion. Nonetheless, while this was an improvement for Estrada in some ways (like actually lasting five full innings for the first time in a month), he struggled with his control, as he has for a while now. Over his last 33 innings, Estrada holds a 7.64 ERA, 1.91 WHIP and 30:30 K:BB -- and the ratios actually get worse if you go back a few more starts. He was a strong fantasy asset over the past couple of seasons, and even to start this year, but he outpitched his peripherals for four straight campaigns, and that had to come back to bite him eventually.