TORONTO (AP) - Mark Buehrle prides himself on piling up innings. The veteran lefty didn't go as deep as he'd like Saturday, but lasted long enough to win his third straight decision.
Josh Reddick hit two home runs, a day after connecting three times for Oakland, but the Toronto Blue Jays got shots from Jose Bautista and Jose Reyes to beat the Athletics 5-4.
``I kind of feel like I stole a win today,' Buehrle said. ``I feel like I'm not doing my job if I don't go at least six innings.'
Buehrle (8-7) gave up three runs and seven hits in 5 1-3 innings.
After launching a trio of longballs Friday night in a 14-6 romp, Reddick kept up his hot streak with a two-run drive off Buehrle in the second and a leadoff home run in the ninth against Casey Janssen.
``He must be seeing a softball right now because he's hitting everything out,' Buehrle said.
Reddick had five homers coming into the series but has doubled his season total in just two games. He matched the major league record for homers over two games.
``The confidence is definitely there right now, especially the way I've swung the bat the last two days,' Reddick said. ``I'm going into the batter's box a lot more comfortable and feeling like they can't get me out right now.'
Mark McGwire is the only other Oakland player to go deep five time in two games. McGwire did so twice, most recently in June 1995.
It was Reddick's fourth career multihomer game, and the first time this season he's homered in consecutive games.
``It's kind of unbelievable,' Reddick said.
Oakland began the day in a virtual tie with Texas for the AL West lead. The A's lost for the seventh time in nine games.
Janssen, Toronto's sixth pitcher, worked a nervy ninth for his 21st save in 23 opportunities, an inning that began when Reddick hooked a homer inside the right-field foul screen.
``He's been swinging the bat really well this series,' Janssen said of Reddick. ``I let him continue.'
Alberto Callaspo singled and was replaced by pinch-runner Eric Sogard. Coco Crisp beat out a bunt single, but Sogard was forced out at third on pinch-hitter Stephen Vogt's bunt. Jed Lowrie flied out and Janssen ended it by fanning Yoenis Cespedes on a breaking ball.
``This was one of the more satisfying closes I've had this year,' Janssen said. ``I had to grind. It wasn't pretty.'
Bautista hit a two-run homer in the first, his 27th. Reyes added some valuable insurance with a solo shot into the second deck in right in the seventh, his ninth.
Making his first major league start, Sonny Gray (0-1) allowed four runs, two of them earned, and four hits in six innings. He walked three and struck out five.
Oakland's top pick in the 2011 draft, Gray pitched four scoreless innings of relief in two appearances last month.
Gray fell behind quickly when Maicer Izturis drew a one-out walk in the first and Bautista followed with a line-drive homer to center, his second in as many games.
Toronto made it 3-2 with an unearned run in the second. Brett Lawrie struck out swinging but reached on a passed ball. He went to second when Rajai Davis walked, moved to third on a fly ball and scored on a fielder's choice grounder by Reyes.
The Blue Jays took a 4-2 lead with another unearned run in the third. Bautista hit a leadoff single and Edwin Encarnacion followed with a grounder to third, but Josh Donaldson's errant throw to second was high. One out later, Bautista scored on a single by Colby Rasmus.
The Athletics chased Buehrle and cut it to 4-3 in the sixth. Cespedes led off with an infield single, Donaldson doubled and Nate Freiman hit a sacrifice fly.
Reyes padded Toronto's lead with a two-out shot off Ryan Cook in the seventh. It was the first home run surrendered by Cook since Aug. 4, 2012.
NOTES: The Blue Jays placed LHP Juan Perez on the 60-day DL with a torn elbow ligament and recalled RHP Mickey Storey from Triple-A Buffalo. ... To make room on the roster for Gray, Oakland designated INF Adam Rosales for assignment. It's the third time in 11 days that Rosales has been designated - twice by Oakland and once by Texas. ... Blue Jays C J.P. Arencibia returned to the lineup after missing two games with a sore right knee. ... Anthony Bennett, the first Canadian player to be picked first overall in the NBA draft, threw out the first pitch.
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