Worth noting

Worth noting

• Fresh off a three-homer night on Friday, Josh Reddick was bumped from the seventh to the eighth spot in the batting order. He continued his torrid hitting with a two-run homer in his first at-bat and a solo shot in the ninth for his fifth home run in two days.

"Three homers and move down a spot. Tough league," Melvin joked before the game.

But it wasn't a tough decision for Melvin, not with a tough lefty like Buehrle going for the Blue Jays.

• The A's next win will be the 700th of Melvin's managerial career. He has compiled a 699-678 record in 10 seasons, including an impressive 206-170 mark since taking over the A's on June 9, 2011. That is the eighth best record in baseball over that span.

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