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A's grab Bob Melvin his 700th managerial victory with 6-4 win over Blue Jays

  • Oakland Athletics' Brandon Moss, right, celebrates with teammate Josh Donaldson after hitting a two-run home run during the sixth inning of baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jon Blacker)

TORONTO — Oakland's Bob Melvin called the 700th win of his managerial career "excruciating" and an "emotional roller coaster."

Alberto Callaspo hit a tie-breaking, two-run double in the eighth inning, Brandon Moss had a two-run homer and the Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 on Sunday.

"We find a way to win the game, but it wasn't pretty," Melvin said.

The Athletics won for the third time in seven games to remain one game behind division-leading Texas in the AL West.

"Every win is a huge win, especially from here on out," catcher Stephen Vogt said. "We're battling."


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