R. A. Dickey SP TOR 4 Days

R.A. Dickey was tagged for five runs over seven innings in Friday's loss to the Rangers.

Dickey limited the Rangers to just two runs over the first six innings, but he gave up a three-run blast to J.P. Arencibia in his final inning of work. The knuckleballer fanned seven and walked none in the loss and now sits at 7-10 with a 3.95 ERA on the year. He's slated to face the Red Sox in another home start next week.

R. A. Dickey SP TOR 9 Days

R.A. Dickey kept the Rays to two runs over six innings but sustained the loss on Sunday.

Dickey gave up five hits, all singles, and walked three on the afternoon. The knuckleballer also struck out five, but his counterpart, David Price, held the Jays scoreless on the day, saddling Dickey with his ninth loss. Even with the loss, Dickey heads into the break with a decent 3.82 ERA.

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Blue Jays manager John Gibbons announced that R.A. Dickey will start the finale of the season's first half on Sunday against the Rays.

Dickey will be working on his regular rest. That means J.A. Happ will have his next start pushed back until after the Mid-Summer Classic. Dickey has been much improved in recent weeks, posting a 3.15 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 38/15 K/BB ratio over his last seven starts.

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R.A. Dickey blanked the Angels for seven innings, scattering four hits, in a 4-0 win on Tuesday.

Dickey punched out five and walked one. The right-handed knuckleballer left his most nimble offerings back in New York, and has reverted to being a solid innings eater. That doesn't mean that he isn't capable of stretches of excellence, however. He's posted a 3.15 ERA over his last six outings, though he's only 1-4 during that stretch, including tonight's win. Dickey ends the first half 7-8 with a 3.86 ERA and 1.32 WHIP.

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R.A. Dickey was charged with four runs -- three earned -- in eight innings of Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Athletics.

The right-hander allowed six hits, walked three, and struck out six. It was a big improvement over Friday's loss, in which he gave up four homers to the White Sox. Dickey has lost four consecutive outings for the first time since he pitched for the Rangers between May 13-28, 2004. He'll take a 4.18 ERA into his next start against the Angels.

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R.A. Dickey went six innings and allowed five earned runs in a 5-4 loss to the White Sox on Friday.

Dickey set a season high with nine strikeouts, but he was undone by a rain of home runs. He gave up solo home runs to Jose Abreu and Dayan Viciedo in the fifth, then another solo shot to Abreu to start the seventh. Two batters later, Alexei Ramirez went deep for a two-run shot to knock Dickey out of the game. While Dickey has now allowed more than three runs just twice on the year, he's given up a home run in eight straight starts. He'll take a 4.24 ERA into his next start against the A's.

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R.A. Dickey (groin) will have his next start pushed back from Friday to Sunday.

The Jays are giving Dickey a couple extra days to recover after he had to leave his last outing when he tweaked his groin. Liam Hendriks is now starting Friday in Cincinnati.

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R.A. Dickey (groin) played catch Sunday.

It's a good sign that he'll be OK after he had to leave Saturday's start with right groin tightness. Dickey is currently scheduled to start next weekend in Cincinnati and more should be known about his status later in the week.

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R.A. Dickey made an early exit from his start Saturday against the Orioles with right groin tightness.

Dickey allowed three runs -- two earned -- before departing with a trainer in the bottom of the seventh inning. He's had groin problems before and could need an extended period of rest. The knuckleballer owns a 4.08 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 15 starts this season.

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R.A. Dickey improved to 6-4, allowing two runs over five innings as the Blue Jays defeated the Tigers 8-2 on Wednesday.

Dickey has been better, but was able to wriggle out of trouble when he needed to on Wednesday. Overall, he allowed seven hits -- including home runs to Miguel Cabrera and Ian Kinsler -- while walking four and striking out four. Dickey will look to improve on his 4.25 ERA and 1.42 WHIP in his next start against the Twins at home.