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Jays rebound to beat A's
Offense shut down in loss
The A's offense could not string together enough hits at the right time on Tuesday, losing the middle game of the three-game series to the Blue Jays. Brad Halsey, called up from the Minors for the start, was tagged with the loss.
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Blue Jays 4, Athletics 3
Vernon Wells gestures skyward as he crosses home plate after hitting a two-run homer. (Frank Gunn/AP)
Series at a glance:
Wells hits monster homer
Vernon Wells hit a two-run homer into the upper deck, his 29th long ball of the season, to help lead the Jays over the A's on Tuesday. Starter A.J. Burnett pitched his way out of trouble to pick up his sixth win of the year.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 22, 2006
OAK
Oakland (71-55)
Lost 1
Toronto 4, Oakland 3   TOR
Toronto (67-59)
Won 1
August 22, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0   3 9 0
Toronto
0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 X   4 8 0
Standings thru 8/22/06  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Blue Jays Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kendall, C4121010.289
Kotsay, CF4021001.269
Bradley, RF4000003.268
Thomas, DH3010110.265
Chavez, 3B4010001.241
Swisher, 1B3000112.250
Payton, LF3010101.292
Scutaro, SS3220101.245
Ellis, 2B3000002.226
  a-Kielty, PH1000000.270
Totals323924311 

a-Grounded out for Ellis in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Kendall (18, Burnett), Kotsay 2 (25, Burnett, Burnett).
TB: Kendall 3; Kotsay 4; Thomas; Chavez; Payton; Scutaro 2.
RBI: Kendall (33), Kotsay (46).
2-out RBI: Kotsay.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Payton; Bradley 3.
GIDP: Swisher; Chavez; Scutaro.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Scutaro 2 (3, 2nd base off Burnett/Zaun, 2nd base off Burnett/Zaun).

FIELDING
DP: (Swisher-Kendall-Swisher).

 
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Johnson, LF3111010.324
Rios, RF2011111.305
Wells, CF4112003.321
Glaus, 3B3000102.262
Molina, DH3010100.281
  1-Roberts, PR-DH0000000.077
Hill, 2B4010001.290
Overbay, 1B4010004.308
Zaun, C3110102.258
McDonald, SS4110014.225
Totals304844317 


1-Ran for Molina in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Johnson (29, Halsey), Zaun (14, Halsey), Rios (22, Witasick).
HR: Wells (29, 5th inning off Halsey, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Johnson 2; Rios 2; Wells 4; Molina; Hill; Overbay; Zaun 2; McDonald.
RBI: Johnson (39), Rios (64), Wells 2 (89).
2-out RBI: Wells 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Glaus; Zaun; Wells; McDonald 2.
SF: Rios.
GIDP: Overbay.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Johnson (Swisher at home).
DP: 3 (Hill-McDonald-Overbay, McDonald-Hill-Overbay, Overbay-McDonald-Burnett).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Halsey (L, 3-4)6.06441114.61
Witasick 1.010022012.10
Kennedy 1.01001001.62
 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Burnett (W, 6-5)6.29333204.27
Tallet (H, 4)1.00000004.00
Ryan (S, 28)1.10001101.36

Witasick pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

WP: Burnett.
IBB: Zaun (by Kennedy).
HBP: Johnson (by Halsey).
Pitches-strikes: Halsey 88-51, Witasick 24-13, Kennedy 11-5, Burnett 114-65, Tallet 10-8, Ryan 21-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Halsey 8-9, Witasick 1-0, Kennedy 2-1, Burnett 10-7, Tallet 1-2, Ryan 3-0.
Batters faced: Halsey 26, Witasick 6, Kennedy 4, Burnett 29, Tallet 3, Ryan 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Kennedy 2-0, Tallet 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Dreckman. 1B: Larry Poncino. 2B: Ed Hickox. 3B: Gary Darling.
Weather: 81 degrees, clear.
Wind: 19 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:33.
Att: 30,071.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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