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MLB: Oakland 4, Toronto 1

TORONTO, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Rich Harden held Toronto to one run over seven innings and Josh Willingham homered Tuesday, sending the Oakland A's to a 4-1 win over the Blue Jays.

Harden (3-2) made his longest start since July 16 in an injury-shortened season, surrendering five hits with two walks while striking out eight as the A's won for third straight time.

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Andrew Bailey tossed a scoreless ninth to collect his 14th save.

Willingham's two-run blast in the sixth wiped out a 1-0 deficit and Kurt Suzuki also homered for the A's.

Toronto's Brett Cecil (4-5) allowed three runs on four hits over seven frames to absorb the loss.

Edwin Encarnacion clouted a solo shot for the Blue Jays, losers of four of their last six games.

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