Game Thread #86: Oakland Athletics vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Fourth of July! This holiday edition of baseball will be brought to you by baseballgirl, who is in-between holiday parties, and currently relaxing with the futbol and baseball game. I make no promises should this game go extra innings. After the A's--with the help of Sonny Gray and Sean Doolittle--righted the ship in last night's win, they look to win today to secure at best a series split.

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HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY, EVERYONE! And welcome to holiday baseball! The A's, after their awesome--and much needed--win last night, will try to secure at least a series split with the Blue Jay in this afternoon's contest. It's beautiful here in Southern California, so I imagine it's gorgeous in the Bay Area as well, and what could be better than holiday baseball?

Tommy Milone will be facing off against Marcus Stroman, a very highly regarded Blue Jays prospect. You'll all be glad to know that Cespedes, Moss and Donaldson are slotted 3/4/5 in the lineup, and all three catchers are playing.

Here are your lineups:

Today's Lineups

TORONTO BLUE JAYS OAKLAND A'S
Jose Reyes - SS Coco Crisp - CF
Melky Cabrera - LF John Jaso - DH
Jose Bautista - DH Yoenis Cespedes - LF
E. Encarnacion - 1B Brandon Moss - 1B
Dioner Navarro - C Josh Donaldson - 3B
Brad Glenn - RF Stephen Vogt - RF
Steve Tolleson - 3B Derek Norris - C
D. Mastroianni - CF Jed Lowrie - SS
M. Kawasaki - 2B Nick Punto - 2B

LET'S GO OAK-LAND!

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