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Buck powers Jays past A’s

John Buck hit three home runs with five RBIs as the Toronto Blue Jays ended a five-game losing skid by doubling the Oakland A’s 6-3 in the series-opener Thursday night at Rogers Centre.

Toronto won the game as -160 favorites, and the nine runs made it OVER the posted over/under (7.5) set by sportsbooks.

Ricky Romero gave up three earned runs over six innings, striking out six in getting the victory for the Blue Jays.

Justin Duchscherer surrendered four earned runs off five hits over 3 1-3 innings in the loss.