Blue Jays strike out in San Fran in Jackson’s record start
|Toronto Star 15 May 2019 at 18:16|
Edwin Jackson strung together five innings in his Blue Jays debut, but what was a feel-good moment for the 35-year-old right-hander ended in a no-decision as Toronto lost 4-3 in San Francisco on a sixth-inning solo homer from Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford.
The homer came off Jays reliever Ryan Tepera, only the second he’s given up this season.
Jackson’s performance was so-so — six hits (five for extra bases), three runs (two earned), two strikeouts and a walk — but special nonetheless. He became the only player in major-league history to suit up for 14 different teams, breaking a tie with retired reliever Octavio Dotel at 13. Former Jays outfielder Matt Stairs is one of three others — along with pitchers Mike Morgan and Ron Villone — who played for 12 clubs.