Redmond gives Blue Jays just what they needed

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes forces out Minnesota Twins baserunner Trevor Plouffe at...

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes forces out Minnesota Twins baserunner Trevor Plouffe at second during MLB play at Rogers Centre in Toronto July 7, 2013. (REUTERS/Jon Blacker)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:46 PM ET

Todd Redmond isn’t exactly a household name throughout Blue Jay Land but he was certainly the man of the hour Sunday.

The Blue Jays are the 28-year-old journeyman righthanded pitcher’s fifth MLB organization but he’s mainly plied his trade in minor-league outposts, chasing the dream. With the Blue Jays in danger of giving back in July all the ground they made up in June, they needed something, anything, out of this Sunday spot start in front of a jammed Rogers Centre.

And Redmond gave them — and himself — exactly what was needed.

He tossed five strong innings, marred only by one hit — a two-run homer by rookie Aaron Hicks — on the way to an 11-5 Toronto win in the finale of this three-game series. In the process, he probably showed enough to get another start next Saturday in Baltimore against the Orioles.


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