A's fall to Blue Jays 5-2 in extra innings

  • Oakland Athletics' Alberto Callaspo, left, reacts after being called out on strikes as Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia, right, throws the ball back to pitcher Casey Janssen during the ninth inning of their baseball game Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. Callaspo was making his debut with the A's, after being traded from the Los Angeles Angels. Toronto won the game 5-2. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bartolo Colon fell behind in the count, his velocity dropped and he hardly received the kind of run support the right-hander has become accustomed to in a sensational comeback season.

And he still felt pretty good about his day, no-decision and all. The 40-year-old All-Star also seems unfazed about his ties to the Florida lab Biogenesis being accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.

Colon, a 14-game winner, allowed seven hits and two runs in six innings of Oakland's 5-2, 10-inning loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday.

"Maybe the control was not as good as before but I felt very well today," Colon said. "Sometimes you're behind in the count and you try to make the best pitches possible and you just can't. That's what happened today."

Colon, who was suspended 50 games last Aug. 22 for a positive testosterone test, is expected to hear soon from Major League Baseball whether he faces any further penalty.

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