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A's thump Jays to win series
Big bats go deep for win
Frank Thomas and Milton Bradley both hit two-run homers to help lead the A's over the Blue Jays on Wednesday night. Esetban Loaiza earned his seventh win of the season as Oakland took its seventh of its last eight series.
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 Thomas' two-run homer
 Bradley's two-run homer
Athletics 6, Blue Jays 0
Frank Thomas connects for a two-run homer in the first inning against the Blue Jays. (Frank Gunn/AP)
Series at a glance:
Chacin exits early in loss
Gustavo Chacin's return from the disabled list on Wednesday was brief, as he lasted only 1 1/3 innings in a loss to the A's. The Venezuelan hurler had been sidelined since June 9 with problems in his left elbow.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 23, 2006
OAK
Oakland (72-55)
Won 1
Oakland 6, Toronto 0   TOR
Toronto (67-60)
Lost 1
August 23, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   6 10 0
Toronto
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 0
Standings thru 8/23/06  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Blue Jays Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kendall, C5121002.291
Ellis, 2B3100213.224
Bradley, RF5223004.270
Thomas, DH4122110.268
  1-Perez, PR-DH0000000.091
Payton, CF4010001.291
Chavez, 3B5010002.241
Kielty, LF5120014.273
Swisher, 1B2000201.249
Scutaro, SS4000107.241
Totals3761066324 


1-Ran for Thomas in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Bradley (9, Chacin), Kendall (19, Romero), Kielty (14, Downs).
HR: Thomas (27, 1st inning off Chacin, 1 on, 1 out), Bradley (10, 2nd inning off Chacin, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Kendall 3; Bradley 6; Thomas 5; Payton; Chavez; Kielty 3.
RBI: Bradley 3 (36), Thomas 2 (75), Kendall (34).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Scutaro 2; Kielty; Bradley 3; Kendall.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kendall 2 (8, 2nd base off Romero/Molina, 2nd base off Chacin/Molina).

FIELDING
DP: (Chavez-Ellis-Swisher).

 
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Johnson, LF4020010.326
Catalanotto, DH4000012.311
Wells, CF4000011.318
Glaus, 3B3000000.260
Overbay, 1B3010010.308
Rios, RF3000011.302
Molina, C3000001.279
Hill, 2B3010000.291
McDonald, SS3000021.222
Totals30040076 

BATTING
2B: Overbay (38, Loaiza).
TB: Johnson 2; Overbay 2; Hill.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Molina.
GIDP: Wells.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
PB: Molina (10).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Loaiza (W, 7-7)9.04000705.12
 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chacin (L, 6-3)1.16553126.32
Romero 3.12112001.50
Downs 3.12000104.64
Frasor 1.00001104.89

HBP: Payton (by Chacin), Swisher (by Romero).
Pitches-strikes: Loaiza 103-73, Chacin 61-35, Romero 50-29, Downs 39-23, Frasor 23-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Loaiza 8-12, Chacin 0-3, Romero 6-4, Downs 6-3, Frasor 0-2.
Batters faced: Loaiza 30, Chacin 14, Romero 15, Downs 12, Frasor 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Romero 2-0, Downs 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Larry Poncino. 1B: Ed Hickox. 2B: Gary Darling. 3B: Bruce Dreckman.
Weather: 68 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:33.
Att: 32,516.

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