Crisp hits 2 HRs, A's romp to 7th straight win

TORONTO (AP) -- Coco Crisp hit two home runs and Yoenis Cespedes had a pair of RBI doubles, leading A.J. Griffin and the Oakland Athletics over the Toronto Blue Jays 16-0 Wednesday night for their season-high seventh straight win.

It was the most-lopsided shutout loss ever for Toronto. Things got so out of hand that the Blue Jays used catcher Jeff Mathis to pitch the ninth inning, and he gave up two runs on an RBI double by Brandon Hicks and an RBI single by Brandon Moss.

Chris Carter homered and drove in three runs. He drew a bases-loaded walk from Ricky Romero during an eight-run second inning as Oakland improved to 16-2 in July.

Griffin (3-0) gave up three hits in six innings. The rookie struck out nine.