Oakland at Toronto July 24-27

Monday, July 24 2017 @ 05:09 PM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

The second worst teams in the American League play four games at the RC. The A's and Jays are tied with 44-54 records, with only the White Sox behind them. Toronto are ten games out of first place, the A's are 21 as Houston are pulling away.

It is one week to the trade deadline so expect lots of trade chatter this week. The Jays tradeable options are not the most in demand players so expect the Jays to be quiet until the weekend.

The match-ups are:

Monday at 7:07 pm - Chris Smith vs. Francisco Liriano. Smith is 36 years old and has two major league starts this year, and in his career.

Tuesday at 7:07 pm - Sonny Gray vs. Cesar Valdez. Valdez could be used in long relief on Monday.

Wednesday at 7:07 pm - Paul Blackburn vs. Marco Estrada. Blackburn is 23 years old and he has made four starts

Thursday at 12:37 pm (Camp day) - Sean Manaea vs. Marcus Stroman