At that point, Stroman's Jays were down 3-0 with runners on the corners, and manager Charlie Montoyo made his way to the mound for a pitching change. Ivan Nova got the win to improve to 2-3 on the year after allowing one run on five hits over six innings of work.
The Chicago White Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays meet in the rubber match of their three game set in Major League Baseball action from Rogers Centre on Sunday afternoon. The right-hander got no help Tuesday night versus Minnesota, giving up a first-inning run and a two-run homer in the sixth while pitching seven innings of Toronto's 3-0 defeat.
For the second straight game, there may be as much fan attention on Aaron Sanchez as there is from opponents' scouts as rumors persist the Blue Jays (16-23) will be sellers in the coming months as part of a rebuild. Toronto edged the White Sox 4-3 on Friday, but otherwise had no luck on home field en route to falling a season-low eight games under.500 on the season. "He minimized damage in the first inning and started throwing strikes and getting people out early in the count".
This and that: Toronto pitchers struck out a season-high 16 batters.
Asked how the team feels before a road trip that starts Tuesday in San Francisco, Sanchez said: "What are you going do you?"
If Jackson is called up to the major league roster, he would break a tie with Octavio Dotel for the most franchises played for in MLB history. Leadoff man Freddy Galvis singled and advanced to third on a hard-hit double by Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Vlad watch: Guerrero had reached base in five consecutive plate appearances before a fly out in the third. Frankly, the A's had no reason to find a spot on the roster for Jackson before his opt-out, as he had posted an 8.38 ERA and a 1.655 WHiP in 9.2 innings at AAA.
Jackson enjoyed something of a renaissance with Oakland last season, posting a 3.33 ERA in 92 IP (17 starts) for the club. I keep saying that but that's what's going to have to happen.
Toronto couldn't sustain the quick start and finished with just four hits.
The Toronto Blue Jays will look to bounce back after letting one slip away in game two on Saturday.
Buchholz was the latest Blue Jays starter to go down with injury.
GIANTS: San Francisco claimed outfielder Aaron Altherr off waivers from Philadelphia.