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GameThread Game #77: Jays at Angels

The Jays are going for the split behind Sammy G.

The Angels have been photoshopping the Jays batters into Christmas classics as part of their Christmas in June promotion (they're all here if you want to see them), and Pearce's finally appeared during his 9th inning at bat. He was Ernest Saves Christmas, and it was a good omen as he proceeded to save the game.

There were fireworks to Christmas music after and it was delightful.

Here are today's lineups. Pearce will DH, Maile catches and Grichuk gets a rest day. Smoak is bumped down to 5th.

Today's Lineups

Curtis Granderson - RF Ian Kinsler - 2B
Teoscar Hernandez - LF Mike Trout - DH
Yangervis Solarte - 3B Justin Upton - LF
Steve Pearce - DH Albert Pujols - 1B
Justin Smoak - 1B Luis Valbuena - 3B
Kevin Pillar - CF Andrelton Simmons - SS
Aledmys Diaz - SS Kole Calhoun - RF
Luke Maile - C Martin Maldonado - C
Devon Travis - 2B Chris Young - CF
Sam Gaviglio - RHP Felix Pena - RHP

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