A glowing Orioles debut from 35-year-old journeyman César Valdez in aid spared Cobb’s line from a worse destiny, however it wasn’t the kind of get started that can encourage a crew in competition to achieve out to Baltimore (14-18) to industry for Cobb and his 2021 wage of $15 million.
Toronto right-hander Taijuan Walker, making his first get started since being obtained in a maintain the Seattle Mariners, held Baltimore scoreless over six innings. He pitched all however the first of the ones with a lead.
Cobb retired the primary two batters he confronted earlier than issuing a stroll and permitting a unmarried on which an error from appropriate fielder Anthony Santander put two in scoring place. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. then rocketed the following pitch to left for a two-run unmarried.
After two scoreless innings from Cobb, Guerrero began every other rally within the fourth, singling and shifting to 3rd on Travis Shaw’s base hit. José Iglesias, taking part in shortstop for the primary time in two weeks after coming off the injured record Thursday, couldn’t make a easy switch at the again finish of a double play try, getting Shaw out at 2d however not able to get Derek Fisher in the beginning as Guerrero scored Toronto’s 3rd run.
A batter later, Joe Panik doubled to place two in scoring place for Cavan Biggio, who constructed the Blue Jays’ result in 5 with a two-run unmarried on an increased Cobb splitter.
Cobb returned for the 5th however allowed the primary two Blue Jays to achieve, exiting with a four.33 ERA.
Having now not pitched within the majors in 3 years, Valdez didn’t glance misplaced. Changing Cobb with two on and no outs within the 5th, Valdez’s first main league look since 2017 started with a matchup towards Guerrero.
Valdez, who spent many of the previous two years pitching within the Mexican League, labored 3 scoreless innings in aid, hanging out 5 whilst now not throwing any pitches above 88 mph.