DLD 7/30/13: No Peavy Edition

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Links before the second game of three between Oakland and Toronto.

Matthew Pouliot of HardballTalk looks at performance-enhancing drugs from the point of the players.

Craig Calcaterra deciphers the logic behind impending PED suspensions for Alex Rodriguez.

Bud Norris will not start today for the Astros.

The White Sox are expected to call up Andre Rienzo, who would become the first Brazilian pitcher in the major leagues. Indians backup catcher Yan Gomes became the first Brazilian to play in major league history last May when he took the field for the Blue Jays.

In case you haven't seen it yet, Will Leitch from Sports on Earth ranked the 21 ballparks he's visited. His opinions on the Coliseum are pretty reasonable.

On this day a year ago, the A's didn't win, nor did they lose. They won a few minutes into July 31st.

Tonight's starting lineup is out, and it's the left-handed starter specialty. If Cespedes really is starting to heat up, the LHP lineup looks far better.

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