The Blue Jays resume the second half of the season against Billy Beane and his boys in Oakland.
Series Schedule / Probable Starters
Friday at 10:05 pm ET - Marcus Stroman (7-4, 4.89) vs. Daniel Mengden (1-4, 4.54)
Saturday at 4:05 pm ET - J.A. Happ (12-3, 3.36) vs. Sonny Gray (3-8, 5.16)
Sunday at 4:05 pm ET - R.A. Dickey (7-9, 3.93) vs. TBA
Oakland is 38-51, 15 games back of Texas and just one ahead of the Los Angeles Angels for last place in the AL West. The A's had won three of four against their Bay Area neighbours, the San Francisco Giants, but were swept by Pittsburgh and lost two of three in Minnesota before getting a split of a four-game set in Houston.
The Blue Jays enjoyed a homestand that saw them win eight of 11 to boost their record to 51-40, leaving them two games back of Baltimore in the AL East and in a second place tie with Boston.
Sportsnet has a roundtable about what may happen in the second half.