BALTIMORE (AP) — Dustin McGowan allowed five hits over 6 1-3 innings to earn his first win since 2008, and the Toronto Blue Jays used two unearned runs to beat Chris Tillman and the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 Friday night.
Making his first start since September 2011, the oft-injured McGowan (1-1) walked one, hit two batters and struck out two. He had faced the Orioles 13 times previously — going 0-3 with a 6.99 ERA and allowing 50 hits in 37 1-3 innings.
The right-hander spent time on the disabled list in each of the last six seasons. He had shoulder surgery in 2008 and 2010 and missed the entire 2012 season. In his debut this year, McGowan didn’t make it out of the third inning in a loss to the New York Yankees.
Against Baltimore, however, he allowed only one runner past second base.
Brett Cecil got five straight outs…
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