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Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - and each smacked a grand slam to power Oakland to a 17-2 win over Toronto in the third of a four-game series at SkyDome. delivered three hits, including a three-run homer, and drove in a career-high five runs for the , who have won two straight and six of their last eight. Oakland is within one game of Seattle in the AL West and is tied with Boston for the American League wild card lead. The defeated the on Sunday night.

and both posted two hits for the , who allowed a season-high in runs in their second straight loss.

Tejada posted four hits and scored twice, while Hernandez and both finished with three hits for the , who hit two grand slams in a game for the first time in franchise history. Oakland also set season highs in runs and hits (19).

(13-4) allowed just two unearned runs and six hits in six innings to win his fourth straight start and improve to 6-0 in his last seven outings for the .

Hernandez's grand slam in the first off put Oakland ahead 4-0. With two outs, Chavez and Tejada singled and walked to load the bases. Hernandez then hit a 2-1 pitch over the left field fence.

Durazo's RBI single in the top of the third pushed the Oakland advantage to 5-0.

Toronto pulled within 5-2 in the bottom of the third. Bordick led off the inning with a single and scored from first on Hudson's throwing error. followed with an RBI grounder.

The blew it open with a seven-run sixth. McMillon's two-run single stretched the advantage to 7-2 and chased Escobar (9-8), who absorbed the loss after allowing nine runs and 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Guillen delivered an RBI double off . Two hitters later Tejada smacked a grand slam, his 20th homer of the season, for a 12-2 edge.

McMillon's three-run homer came in the seventh. Guillen followed with a solo shot to center, giving Oakland its sixth back-to-back homers of the season.

In the ninth, tripled and scored on a wild pitch for the final margin.

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