Brandon Morrow gets eight days off
TORONTO -- Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Brandon Morrow will get extra rest before his next start after throwing a career-high 137 pitches in his last outing, a one-hit, 17-strikeout victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Morrow, 9-6 with a 4.45 ERA, lost a no-hitter with two outs in the ninth inning Sunday when Evan Longoria grounded an infield single off the glove of second baseman Aaron Hill. Morrow struck out Dan Johnson for the final out of the 1-0 victory.
It was the first career complete game and first shutout for Morrow, who will get eight days off before his next start, Aug. 17 at Oakland.
Left-hander Brett Cecil is also being pushed back from Thursday to Saturday after needing three stitches to close a cut on his right knee. He fell on a staircase Sunday. Cecil is 9-5 with a 3.62 ERA.
Left-hander Brad Mills will start Thursday against Boston and will be optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas after the game, with fellow lefty Marc Rzepczynski called up to start Friday against the Los Angeles Angels.
Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press
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