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Henderson Alvarez vs Gio Gonzalez Tilt Ends in Oakland 5-1 Win

Henderson Alvarez vs Gio Gonzalez Tilt Ends in Oakland 5-1 Win

Oakland got a 5-1 victory over Toronto on Saturday, with Gio Gonzalez earning the victory and helping Athletics moneyline bettors cash out.

The Athletics were a -140 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 8.5.

Gio Gonzalez earned the victory for the Athletics, throwing 8 innings of work, striking out 9, walking 1, and allowing 4 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Josh Willingham in the win.

Toronto's starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez worked 6 innings, giving up 7 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Eric Thames in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Oakland as they had 10 hits, while Toronto only had 4.