Blue Jays ace Manoah hit by ball, leaves game

by Daryn Albert - Toronto 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.

Toronto Blue Jays ace Alek Manoah leaves game against Detroit Tigers after being hit by comebacker 9:37 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO -- 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. 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.