Manoah leaves game after being hit by comebacker

July 30, 2022 GMT
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Alek Manoah throws to first base to put out Detroit Tigers' Jeimer Candelario during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, July 29, 2022, in Toronto. (Jon Blacker/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Alek Manoah throws to first base to put out Detroit Tigers' Jeimer Candelario during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, July 29, 2022, in Toronto. (Jon Blacker/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Alek Manoah throws to first base to put out Detroit Tigers' Jeimer Candelario during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, July 29, 2022, in Toronto. (Jon Blacker/The Canadian Press via AP)
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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Alek Manoah throws to first base to put out Detroit Tigers' Jeimer Candelario during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, July 29, 2022, in Toronto. (Jon Blacker/The Canadian Press via AP)
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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Alek Manoah throws to first base to put out Detroit Tigers' Jeimer Candelario during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, July 29, 2022, in Toronto. (Jon Blacker/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays right-hander Alek Manoah left Friday’s start against Detroit in the sixth inning after he was hit on the right elbow by Jonathan Schoop’s comebacker.

The Blue Jays said Manoah had a bruise and X-rays did not reveal a fracture.

A first-time All-Star, Manoah entered 11-4 with a 2.24 ERA in 19 starts.

Schoop’s one-hopper deflected off Manoah to shortstop Santiago Espinal, who made the out at first as Manoah walked off the back of the mound, grimacing in pain.

Following a conversation with an athletic trainer, a frustrated Manoah walked off the field. He was replaced by left-hander Tim Mayza.

Manoah allowed four runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings. He walked one and struck out four.

Manoah went 9-2 with a 3.22 ERA in 20 starts as a rookie last season.

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