Buehrle, Blue Jays win 11th straight, beat Athletics 4-2

Aug 13, 2015 9:06 PM by Ross Field

TORONTO (AP) - The surging Toronto Blue Jays won their 11th straight game Thursday, beating the Oakland Athletics 4-2 behind Mark Buehrle's arm and Ryan Goins' bat.

The AL East leaders, who also won 11 in a row in June, became the first team to post a pair of winning streaks of at least 11 since Cleveland in 1954. Toronto finished off a three-game sweep and hosts the second-place Yankees in a three-game set beginning Friday night.

Buehrle (13-5) won his fourth straight decision and improved to 8-1 in 14 starts since May 29. He allowed two runs and seven hits in seven-plus innings.

Blue Jays starters have permitted three earned runs or fewer in 17 straight games, one shy of the club record.

Goins hit a three-run homer during a four-run second against Jesse Chavez (6-12). Chavez moved up a day to start in place of AL ERA leader Sonny Gray, who was scratched because of back spasms.

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