Blue Jays hit the road looking to Buck the Orioles

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Sep 23, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (6) congratulates catcher Russell Martin (55) on his three run home run in the seventh inning against the New York Yankees at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday, September 29th  –  7:05 ET
Marcus Stroman (3-0, 1.89)  vs.  Miguel Gonzalez (9-11, 4.85)

The Stro Show takes its act to Baltimore for the Tuesday game, where Stroman will make his fourth start since returning from a torn ACL. Initially a question mark for the playoff rotation, Stroman has quickly emerged as the number two option behind Price (though he may not pitch in game two, given the presence of R.A. Dickey who could benefit more from a home start).

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For Stroman, this is still about looking “normal”, nothing more. His return has been extremely impressive and the young right-hander has shown no signs of slowing down, so another quality start here is all Toronto needs to see. In his last trip to the mound, Stroman shut down the New York Yankees for 7.0 innings, striking out five and allowing just five hits.

Gonzalez will be making his first start since being activated from the DL with a shoulder injury he suffered nearly a month ago, and recently threw a simulated game without any setbacks. Things really hadn’t been going well for the right-hander before the injury hit, and the Orioles may choose to proceed with caution on his pitch count.

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