Blue Jays address banged-up rotation, acquire veteran Edwin Jackson

Blue Jays' Justin Smoak didn't seem impressed with his 4 walks against the White Sox. But we were — here's...

In 2018, Jackson matched Octavio Dotel by pitching for his 13th big league team.

Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito might have let early adversity knock him off his game a year ago.

Sanchez struck out 11 batters but gave up five runs on two homers in the fourth inning as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 on Sunday afternoon.

The Blue Jays acquired the 16-year veteran from Oakland on Saturday for cash. They would add one more in the inning on a fielding error. "Other than that he's been outstanding", Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said of Sanchez. That chat didn't help, as Sanchez gave up a three-run homer to Anderson after for a 5-1 White Sox lead.

"You try to eliminate the damage every inning and this one just got away", Sanchez said. "Just that one inning".

Vlad watch: Guerrero had reached base in five consecutive plate appearances before a fly out in the third.

For the fourth time in the game, Smoak dropped his bat and slowly started to walk to first base.

Rowdy Tellez had an RBI single in the first inning. Ivan Nova leads the team with a 6.29 earned run average. Guerrero finished 1-for-4 on Sunday.

Anderson, who has developed a reputation for post-homer celebrations, said he wanted to flip his bat after going deep against Toronto in this series but didn't after connecting off Sanchez. James McCann is 11-for-25 with four doubles, two home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Chicago.

The Jays have won just twice in their past 12 contests and will have Monday off to reset before opening a six-game road trip with two games in San Francisco beginning Tuesday, followed by four more games versus the White Sox, this time on Chicago's South Side.

Rogers Centre was awash in pink on Sunday to commemorate Mother's Day. The bill of his cap, as it was for all the players and the umpiring crew, was also coloured pink.

"That's a big, big thing for me this year, not letting innings get out of control", he said.

The Blue Jays have four starting pitchers on the injured list, including right-handers Clay Buchholz (shoulder) and Matt Shoemaker (out for the season after knee surgery) and left-handers Ryan Borucki (elbow) and Clayton Richard (right knee). Jackson is 35 and had been toiling this season in Oakland's minor-league system.



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