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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey will have his scheduled start moved up a day from Friday to Thursday against the Oakland Athletics, according to Sportsnet. Drew Hutchison was originally scheduled to start Thursday, but is unable to pitch, as he is suffering from flu-like symptoms.

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Dickey pitched well Thursday, conceding two earned runs across seven innings while striking out six, but was tagged with the loss against the White Sox.

The Blue Jays mustered just four singles against the White Sox's Jeff Samardzija, which left Dickey as the hard-luck loser. He's notched quality starts in six of his last eight starts, but is just 1-5 over that span. While the 40-year-old hasn't pitched poorly, his 4.87 ERA and AL-leading 44 walks show that the once-ace seems to be declining.

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Dickey struggled on Saturday, coughing up five runs on 11 hits and two walks over 5.2 innings, striking out one, to drop his record on the season to 3-9.

The knuckleballer has seemed to be turning things around a bit recently, reeling off four straight quality starts heading into Saturday, but another tough outing sent his ERA back up to 5.02. Dickey will try to find his groove again on Thursday, on the road against the struggling White Sox.

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Dickey allowed three runs on six hits and three walks in his eighth loss Monday against Boston.

The start completes a stable June after Dickey suffered multiple blowups in the season's first couple months. Dickey went at least 5.2 innings in every start, didn't allow more than three runs in any start, and struck out 28 against 17 walks in 38 innings with a 3.32 ERA. It's far from ace quality, but it should be enough to pick up some wins down the stretch behind the Blue Jays top-quality lineup.

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Dickey gave up three runs on eight hits and three walks with two strikeouts in seven innings Tuesday against the Rays.

By Dickey's standards this season, Tuesday was a solid outing, but he was outdone by opposing starter Chris Archer, suffering his seventh loss of the season. This was Dickey's first start since coming off the bereavement list after the death of his father. One thing Dickey brings to the table is that he is as reliable of a starting pitcher from a health perspective as there is in the game today, so for better or worse, owners should be able to bank on him taking the ball every fifth day going forward.

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Dickey was removed from the bereavement list Monday, SportsNet's Ben Nicholson-Smith reports.

Dickey's stint on the bereavement list had no impact on his pitching schedule. He's in line to start Tuesday's game in Tampa Bay.

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Dickey will return from the bereavement list Monday and is in line to make his next scheduled start Tuesday, SportsNet's Shi Davidi reports.

Dickey's father recently passed away, leading to Dickey leaving the team Friday, but he will not miss a start as a result and will take the hill Tuesday in Tampa Bay.

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Dickey is being placed on the bereavement list Friday, Sportsnet reports.

Players can stay on the bereavement list for three-to-seven days, leaving Dickey uncertain to make his scheduled start Tuesday in Tampa Bay. In his absence, infielder Munenori Kawasaki will join the big-league roster.

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Dickey (3-6) pitched around five walks to allow just one run on three hits over 7.1 innings Thursday in a win over the Mets. He struck out seven.

It's been a tough year for Dickey, but apparently the sight of the ol' orange and blue had him feeling good on the mound in this one. Unfortunately, strikeout totals like this have been the exception rather than the rule this year, as Dickey's really starting to lose effectiveness at age 40. He'll get the Rays next week.

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Dickey narrowly squeaked out a quality start Saturday, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk over six innings, striking out five.

He ended up with a no-decision in a game the Jays won in 11 innings. Dickey's having a fairly strong June so far, posting a 3.57 ERA and 16:6 K:BB ratio in 17.2 innings, but has yet to pick up a win. He'll look for his third victory of the season Thursday against the team he won a Cy Young Award for in 2012, the Mets.