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GameThread Game #74: Blue Jays at Angels

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The Blue Jays sans Josh Donaldson have made their way down here to sunny Los Angeles Anaheim to take on a slumping Angels team with a non-slumping Mike Trout.

John Gibbons said Jaime Garcia could be moved to the bullpen - an idea that has been discussed around here a fair amount:

Steve Pearce is in Anaheim with the club and will be activated tomorrow. Marcus Stroman will also need a spot on Saturday, and Gaviglio's paternity leave ends tomorrow, so there will be several roster moves coming.

Here are the lineups for tonight. Grichuk has been bumped up to 6th, Maile is catching, and Gurriel gets the start at second.

On the Angels side, John Lamb is now starting in place of Tyler Skaggs, who has hamstring tightness. Mike Trout has a strained right index finger and will DH for the next few days.

Today's Lineups

Teoscar Hernandez - LF Ian Kinsler - 2B
Justin Smoak - 1B Mike Trout - DH
Yangervis Solarte - 3B Justin Upton - LF
Kendrys Morales - DH Albert Pujols - 1B
Kevin Pillar - CF Luis Valbuena - 3B
Randal Grichuk - RF Andrelton Simmons - SS
Aledmys Diaz - SS Kole Calhoun - RF
Luke Maile - C Martin Maldonado - C
Lourdes Gurriel - 2B Michael Hermosillo - CF
Aaron Sanchez - RHP John Lamb - LHP

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