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Edwin Jackson Makes Jays Debut

Sign of Blue Jays at store in Eaton Centre Toronto.

MLB journeyman SP Edwin Jackson made his Toronto Blue Jays debut on Wednesday versus the San Francisco Giants, appearing for a record-breaking 14th franchise, opposite rookie SP Shaun Anderson, who was making his MLB debut for San Fran. Jackson last made 17 starts for the Oakland Athletics in 2018, going 6-3 with an ERA of 3.33. He was acquired from Oakland following injuries to Matt Shoemaker (ACL) and Clay Buchholz (shoulder inflammation).

Jackson had a decent outing, but fell short of the quality start threshold, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 6 hits in 5.0 IP with 1 BB and 2 SO. The Jays fell behind early following a 2-run homer to Aramís García in the bottom of the second inning which broke a 1-1 tie, driving in former Jays fan favorite OF Kevin Pillar.

The Jays were able to score two more runs to tie the game on a wild pitch by Shaun Anderson which sent INF Brandon Drury home, as well as a groundout by INF Vladimir Guerrero Jr. which also drove in Drury.

Jackson was replaced by RP Ryan Tepera in the bottom of the 6th. Tepera allowed a home run to INF Brandon Crawford, which proved to be the game winner in a 4-3 loss.

The Jays continue their road trip tonight against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago. Marcus Stroman (1-6, 3.12 ERA) will take the hill for Toronto, faced by Dylan Covey (0-2, 5.91 ERA) for the Southsiders. Support the site by buying your tickets from SeatGeek!

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