Blue Jays can't get it done against A's

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Emillio Bonafacio misses a ball hit off the wall by Oakland Athletics...

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Emillio Bonafacio misses a ball hit off the wall by Oakland Athletics hitter Alberto Callaspo that scored two runs in the eighth inning of their American League game in Toronto August 11, 2013. (REUTERS/Fred Thornhill)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:20 PM ET

The balls weren’t flying out of Rogers Centre as expected.

When the matchup has the pitcher who has surrendered the most home runs in the league in Oakland’s A.J. Griffin (28) going against the Jays R.A. Dickey (number four, at 25), fireworks were expected to rule the day.

Instead, it was a ball hit to left that could have been caught but wasn’t that ruled the day and led to the Jays dropping a 6-4 decision to the Athletics.

The play in question occurred in the eighth when, with runners on first and second and two out, Alberto Callaspo hit a fly to left off Darren Oliver that sent Emilio Bonifacio to the fence.

Bonifacio timed his leap just right but missed on his attempted backhand catch as the ball hit the heel of his glove and popped out. Instead of the out, the A’s scored two runs on the double and the A’s would count three before the inning ended.


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