Originally posted on BaySportsNet  |  Last updated 7/31/13
Following the Oakland A’s (63-43) 9-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays (48-57) on Monday night, the squad takes on the Blue Jays tonight at the O.co Coliseum for the second time in 2013. The club has won four games straight and currently sits a season-high 20 games over .500. The A’s are tied for the best record in the American League and the third best in all of baseball. The team currently owns a six game advantage over the Texas Rangers, which is the largest lead the team has held this year. Dan Straily (6-4, 4.43 ERA) takes the mound tonight for the A’s. The right-hander is riding a two-game losing streak, however, he does lead AL rookies with 75 strikeouts. In his only career appearance against the Blue Jays, Straily picked up a no-decision as he threw six innings and allowed one run. The veteran left-hander Mark Buehrle (6-7, 4.50 ERA) takes the hill for the Blue Jays in game two. In his last outing, Buehrle tossed a two-hit shutout against the Houston Astros. Coco Crisp out of ...
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