McGowan throws scoreless outing in Jays win

Toronto Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro is tagged out at second base by Baltimore Orioles...

Toronto Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro is tagged out at second base by Baltimore Orioles shortstop Ryan Flaherty during the second inning at Camden Yards. (Joy R. Absalon/USA TODAY Sports)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:19 PM ET

Dustin McGowan has conquered a few obstacles in his career.

Eight trips to the disabled list.

Three surgeries.

Countless trips to doctor’s offices. Magazines he read in 2011 had reflective stories on the same people and subjects he read about in 2004 while waiting for his appointment.

He was at the Bobby Mattick Training Facility in Dunedin with the other injured players more often than inside the Blue Jays dugout.

When healthy, his biggest hurdle has always been the Baltimore Orioles.

McGowan took his 6.99 career ERA against the Orioles and his 13.50 ERA this season to the Camden Yards mound to face the O’s Friday night.

At Vegas it would be a reverse lock.


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