Braden allows 3 hits as A’s beat Blue Jays

Dallas Braden pitched three-hit ball for seven innings, Jack Cust drove in the go-ahead run and the Oakland Athletics ended a four-game losing streak by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 6-2 Tuesday night.

Toronto Blue Jays’ Brandon Morrow works against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday

Toronto Blue Jays’ Brandon Morrow works against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday

Athletics 6 Blue Jays 2

OAKLAND, Calif. — Dallas Braden pitched three-hit ball for seven innings, Jack Cust drove in the go-ahead run and the Oakland Athletics ended a four-game losing streak by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 6-2 Tuesday night.

Coco Crisp had three hits and an RBI, Daric Barton and Mark Ellis each drove in a run and the A’s won for the 11th time in their last 16 home games.

Braden (8-8) allowed two runs, one earned, and improved to 4-1 since coming off the disabled list July 20. He walked two and struck out five.

Brian Tallet (2-5) took the loss in relief of starter Brandon Morrow, who lasted four innings in his first start since his near no-hitter Aug. 8. Morrow gave up two runs and four hits, walking three and striking out two.

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