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Game Thread #115: A's at Blue Jays

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Aaron Brooks takes on knuckleballer R.A. Dickey in front of the A's knucklehead defense.

Playing chubby bunny and baseball all at once.
Playing chubby bunny and baseball all at once.
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Billy Butler, Eric Sogard, and Sam Fuld are all in the lineup at once. That is all.

Not quite all, as at least we get another look at living legend Danny Valencia against a righty. Dickey is no ordinary righty, but it's still good to see him in the lineup. The A's look to stop the red hot Blue Jays, winners of nine straight, who suddenly find them selves but a half game out of the division.

The story of today should be Aaron Brooks, who leaves the spacious confines of O.Co for the launching pad that is Toronto. This should be an excellent test for the young righty, looking to prove himself for 2016 and beyond. Let's go A's!

Today's Lineups

OAKLAND A'S TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Billy Burns - CF Troy Tulowitzki - SS
Brett Lawrie - 2B Josh Donaldson - 3B
Josh Reddick - RF Jose Bautista - RF
Danny Valencia - 3B Chris Colabello - DH
Stephen Vogt - C Russell Martin - C
Billy Butler - DH Justin Smoak - 1B
Mark Canha - 1B Kevin Pillar - CF
Eric Sogard - SS Ryan Goins - 2B
Sam Fuld - LF Ben Revere - LF
Aaron Brooks - RHP R.A. Dickey - RHP