TORONTO (AP) — Marcus Stroman was angry when removed from yet another start when he received little run support, and the Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Chicago White Sox and Iván Nova 7-2 Saturday.
Stroman (1-6) exchanged words with manager Charlie Montoyo and pitching coach Pete Walker after he was replaced by Derek Law with runners at the corners in the seventh. Stroman allowed four runs — three earned — and eight hits in 6 1/3 innings. He has lost three straight starts and has a losing record despite a 3.12 ERA.
Stroman has received eight runs of support in nine appearances, and Toronto has failed to score while he was on the mound in six of those outings, including the last three.
He was later seen holding a calmer discussion with Montoyo and Walker. Stroman also waited on the top step of the dugout to greet Law after he escaped the jam, allowing one run to score.
Nova (2-3) allowed one run and five hits in six-plus innings to win his second straight start. Evan Marshall, Kelvin Herrera and Alex Colomé followed with an inning each, and the White Sox stopped a three-game losing streak. Toronto has lost nine of 11.
James McCann matched his career-high with four hits. He singled in the second and seventh innings, and doubled in the eighth and ninth. He raised his average to .376 in 91 plate appearances.
Blue Jays rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 2 for 2 with two walks in his first multihit game. His first-inning single had a 118.9 mph exit velocity, the second hardest-hit ball in the majors this season behind a 120.6 drive by the New York Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton.
Yolmer Sánchez hit an opposite-field homer to left in the third, and Yoán Moncada added an RBI single later in the inning.
Nick Delmonico chased Stroman with an RBI single in the seventh. Sánchez bunted in a run against Law for a 4-0 lead.
Randal Grichuk homered for the second straight day, a leadoff drive in the seventh.
Toronto acquired RHP Edwin Jackson from Oakland for cash. Jackson is expected to join the Blue Jays in time to start at San Francisco on Wednesday. Toronto currently has 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). When the 35-year-old pitches for Toronto, it would be his record 14th big league team.
White Sox: OF Eloy Jiménez (right ankle) ran the bases for a second straight day.
White Sox: RHP Lucas Giolito (3-1, 4.06) pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings in his previous start, May 7 at Cleveland.
Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez (3-3, 3.21) is 0-0 with a 3.07 ERA in two starts and two relief appearances against the White Sox.
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