Pregame notes from Toronto as A’s try to continue hot streak

A’s manager Bob Melvin is running out the same batting order that produced seven runs in Tuesday’s series-opening victory. The only change is Yoenis Cespedes getting the start at DH and Jonny Gomes playing left field. There’s not a whole lot else to report from pregame here at Rogers Center. We’ll see if A.J. Griffin can continue the impressive start to his big league career. The Blue Jays counter with lefty Ricky Romero, who is 4-0 with a 1.70 ERA in six career starts against Oakland. However, Romero has lost his past five starts. Which history will repeat itself?

The lineups:
A’s: Crisp CF, Gomes LF, Reddick RF, Cespedes DH, Carter 1B, Inge 3B, Norris C, Hicks SS, Weeks 2B; Griffin RHP.

Jays: Lawrie 3B, Rasmus CF, Encarnacion 1B, Lind DH, Arencibia C, Johnson 2B, Snider LF, Vizquel SS, Gose RF; Romero LHP.

Joe Stiglich