A's reach extra innings, fall 6-5 to Blue Jays in 10th frame

Toronto Blue Jays v Oakland Athletics
Toronto Blue Jays v Oakland Athletics / Lachlan Cunningham/GettyImages

Sweeping the Angles was so good that the Oakland Athletics had to lost in the most cruel of fashions on Monday, dropping their first game in four attempts and losing 6-5 to the Toronto Blue Jays in 10 innings.

On the positive side of things, the Butler delivered a very saucy meal.

With Toronto up 3-0 in the fifth frame, Butler cooked himself a homer in a preclude of what was to come.

Then in the 10th, no less, Lawrence put on the suit and bagged himself his second round-tripper of the day against the Blue Jays to earn his first-ever multi-homer statline at the plate.

Not bad for a young man!

That home run was great, but what followed was a sure bummer as the A's couldn't capitalize nor take the Butler Express following that hit, ultimately falling short of pulling off the comeback victory over the Jays.

Fellow rookie Zack Gelof was the only other Athletic (literally and figuratively) member of Oakland's ballclub to get multi-hit games, though he fell short of Butler's exploits hitting two to the latter's three.

More impressively, Gelof stole a base and (who else?) Esteury Ruiz got himself a couple of thefts adding the 55th and then 56th stolen bases of the season to his already-impressive tally.

The Athletics will need to beat the Jays twice, today and tomorrow, to clinch their last series against a team based north of the border this season and before leaving the Cavernous Coli to embark on a six-game Rodea Trip in the far-away Lone Star State.

The A's will enter their second game of the series with many rookies in tow and a record looking younger than them. Only 24 games left on the schedule. Let's hope for a 4-20 and call it a year.

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