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Crawford fans one in Major League debut

Crawford fans one in Major League debut

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Crawford fans one in Major League debut
TORONTO -- Evan Crawford made his Major League debut in Toronto's 9-2 victory over the Orioles on Sunday afternoon with one scoreless inning of work.

Crawford, who was promoted to the big leagues on Friday, struck out one and allowed one hit in the ninth inning.

"Just getting to come out on the field is a euphoric feeling," said Crawford, who was selected in the eighth round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft. "It's one of those things that you've always looked forward to, and you're not sure if it's real when it happens, but it was awesome."

Crawford was called up while Sergio Santos was away on paternity leave to attend the birth of his third child. At the time, Crawford wasn't sure how long his stint in Toronto would last, but he found out on Saturday it likely will be for at least one more week.

Santos officially returned on Sunday, but to make room on the 25-man roster, left-hander Aaron Laffey was sent back to the Minors. That kept Crawford in Toronto for now, and while he likely will be sent down on April 21 -- when the Blue Jays need another starter -- he's going to enjoy the moment.

"I guess I don't think too much, because I just come to the yard to pitch and I'll keep doing that until they tell me not to," Crawford said with a big smile.

"It's exciting, just to be able to go out there and compete on any given day is exciting."

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