Blue Jays reliever Derek Law to make first career start vs. Orioles


Derek Law throws a pitch. (George Nikitin/AP)

Derek Law will make the first start of his big-league career in Baltimore Wednesday, opening for Edwin Jackson against the Orioles.

Law has not pitched more than two innings this year, so his start will presumably be a short one. The 28-year-old has a 5.89 ERA with 19 strikeouts compared to eight walks in 18.1 innings since joining the Blue Jays in the Kevin Pillar trade.

Jackson has started five games for the Blue Jays this year, allowing 32 runs (26 earned) over 19.2 innings. After his most recent start, Jackson’s ERA fell to 11.90.

“I’ve had numerous, numerous opportunities to come out and get the job done and I’m not finding a way to make pitches in big situations,” he said.

Canadian right-hander Jordan Romano is expected to be activated ahead of the game, giving manager Charlie Montoyo another bullpen arm.

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