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TORONTO -- Right-hander Liam Hendriks pitched into the sixth inning and Steve Tolleson homered as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Oakland Athletics 3-2 on Friday.

Hendriks (1-0) allowed three hits, three walks and one run -- a home run by A's first baseman Brandon Moss in the fourth -- in 5 2/3 innings as the Blue Jays (27-22) won their fourth game in a row.

The 25-year-old Australian, a former Minnesota Twin, was making his first major league start of the season after being called up from Triple-A Buffalo.

Tolleson, the Blue Jays second baseman, hit a two-run homer in the second inning against left-hander Scott Kazmir to give Hendrickson a lead to work with.

Kazmir (5-2) allowed five hits, one walk and three runs in seven innings as the Athletics (30-18) lost their second game in a row.

Left-hander Aaron Loup replaced Hendriks to get the final out of the sixth and also pitched the seventh for the Blue Jays.

Right-hander Steve Delabar came out for the eighth. He allowed a leadoff walk to shortstop Jed Lowrie before retiring third baseman Josh Donaldson on a pop to second. Left-hander Brett Cecil took over and allowed a single to Moss. A's left fielder Yoenis Cespedes fouled out to first baseman Edwin Encarnacion who made the catch running down the right-field line.

Infielder Alberto Callaspo batted for right fielder Josh Reddick and singled to center to score one run to cut Toronto's lead to 3-2. Catcher Derek Norris struck out to end the inning.

Right-hander Casey Janssen pitched the ninth for his sixth save of the season despite giving up a two-out double by A's center fielder Coco Crisp who also stole third. Lowrie grounded out to end the game.

Toronto took a 2-0 lead in the second inning when Tolleson hit his first home run of the season. First baseman Edwin Encarnacion led off with an infield single and was forced at second by third baseman Brett Lawrie.

The Blue Jays added a run in the third. Center fielder Kevin Pillar doubled to right field, took third on Kazmir's error on a pickoff attempt with no one covering second and scored on a groundout by shortstop Jose Reyes.

Moss hit his 11th homer of the season on a 3-2 changeup in the fourth to trim the lead to 3-1.

The A's loaded the bases in the fifth, but shortstop Jed Lowrie ended the inning with a flyout to the warning track in center.

NOTES: The Blue Jays designated RHP Esmil Rogers for assignment to make room on the 25-man roster for RHP Liam Hendriks, who was called up from Triple-A Buffalo to start Friday's game. Rogers was 0-0 with a 6.97 ERA in 16 relief outings. ... C John Jaso was the designated hitter in the first Oakland lineup posted on Friday but was scratched because of tightness after the A's series on artificial turf at Tampa Bay. OF Kyle Blanks was used at DH instead. Jaso is still scheduled to catch Saturday's game. ... Oakland bench coach Chip Hale was acting manager while Bob Melvin was in New York to attend his daughter's college graduation. ... RHP R.A. Dickey (4-4, 4.20 ERA), who was originally scheduled to pitch Friday, will start Saturday for the Blue Jays against A's RHP Jesse Chavez (4-1, 2.54 ERA).

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