Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 1 for 4 with two strikeouts in his second big league game, Brandon Drury had three hits a day after his winning ninth-inning home run and the Toronto Blue Jays extended their winning streak against Oakland to five with a 7-1 victory over the Athletics on Saturday.

Randal Grichuk and three hits and two RBIs for Toronto, which is 5-0 against the A’s this season.

A day after his going 1 for 4 with a ninth-inning double in his major league debut, the 20-year-old Guerrero took a called third strike in the first, lined out in the second, walked leading off the fifth, struck out swinging in the sixth and singled in the eighth on a ball up the middle that shortstop Marcus Semien was unable to handle.

Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. smiles for a television camera looking into the dugout in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Toronto, Saturday April 27, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. smiles for a television camera looking into the dugout in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Toronto, Saturday April 27, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)

After a pair of games at third base, Guerrero may be the designated hitter Sunday.

Brett Anderson (3-2) became the first pitcher to face Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Vladimir Guerrero Sr., who was 1 for 5 against him. He allowed six runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings, dropping to 0-3 in his career against Toronto.

Six days after leaving a last start with a broken fingernail, Aaron Sanchez (3-1) gave up an unearned run and two hits in five innings. Sam Gaviglio gave up two hits in three innings, and Daniel Hudson finished the four-hitter with a hitless ninth.

Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr., bottom, slides into second base but is out on the force as Oakland Athletics' Jurickson Profar (23) throws to first base in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Saturday, April 27, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr., bottom, slides into second base but is out on the force as Oakland Athletics’ Jurickson Profar (23) throws to first base in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Saturday, April 27, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)

Guerrero was moved up a slot to cleanup and came to the plate with the bases loaded in the first. Teoscar Hernández grounded to third baseman Matt Chapman, who threw to second for a forceout, but second baseman Jurickson Profar’s throw to first trying for a double play was sailed to the home plate side of the base for an error that allowed a second run to score. Umpires originally called interference on Grichuk sliding into Profar, but the call was reversed on a video review.

Toronto doubled its lead in the second when Eric Sogard drove in Danny Jansen with a drag bunt and Grichuk hit an RBI single.

Nick Hundley hit into a run-scoring forceout in the fifth, but Toronto boosted its lead to 6-1 in the bottom half on Rowdy Tellez’s RBI single and Jansen’s sacrifice fly.

Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr., right, slides hard into second base but is out on the force as Oakland Athletics' Jurickson Profar throws to first base in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Saturday, April 27, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr., right, slides hard into second base but is out on the force as Oakland Athletics’ Jurickson Profar throws to first base in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Saturday, April 27, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)

Grichuk hit an RBI double off Liam Hendriks in the sixth.

UP NEXT

RHP Chris Bassitt (1-0) starts Sunday for Oakland and RHP Trent Thornton (0-3) for Toronto. Thornton, seeking his first big league win, has allowed 13 runs in 12 2/3 innings.

Oakland Athletics' Ramon Laureano and Stephen Piscotty chase down a bouncing ball off the bat of Toronto Blue Jays' Justin Smoak in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Saturday, April 27, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
Oakland Athletics’ Ramon Laureano and Stephen Piscotty chase down a bouncing ball off the bat of Toronto Blue Jays’ Justin Smoak in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Saturday, April 27, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)

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