Sanchez had landed on the disabled list two weeks ago with a blister on the same finger and underwent a procedure to remove part of the nail from it.
Sanchez has been the Jays' best pitcher over the past two seasons, but, in true 2017 Blue Jays form, has been out since April 14 with a finger injury.
Aaron Sanchez returned from a stint on the disabled list due to a blister issue.
The 24-year-old is 0-1 with a 4.38 earned-run average through two starts (12 1/3 innings) this season. Yanks starter Jordan Montgomery gave up three runs on three hits and four BB through five innings before Bryan Mitchell was charged with three runs on four hits and a BB to absorb the loss.
In the bottom of the eighth inning with Darwin Barney standing on second base, the Rays sent Alex Colome to face off against the middle of the Blue Jays lineup. Manager Bob Melvin told reporters that he only expects Manea to miss one start during his stint on the DL, as the team is planning to utilize right-hander Sonny Gray in his place on Tuesday.
Afterward, Archer said the ball simply got away from him. He had a career-high five strikeouts and left with one out in the fifth to a standing ovation from the crowd of 42,986 at Rogers Centre.
Severino has looked good and if falters I prefer the NY bats and hopefully both are at their best... "I'll take the wins that are coming with it, especially when we have some of our key components down". J.P. Howell (1-1) got the win.
Until those hits, the Blue Jays almost went the first month without getting a series win and consecutive victories. "Hopefully I'll get some more, but it does bring you back to the long time I've been here and the success that I've enjoyed".
The Rays had gotten their run in the top of the inning, on some heads-up baserunning by Logan Morrison and a perfectly executed safety squeeze bunt by rookie Daniel Robertson, and Archer had dazzled in posting seven zeroes but walking the leadoff man in the eighth.
"It was good but not good enough to win", Archer said. Plate umpire Jim Wolf warned both dugouts.
Archer, meanwhile, said he was "just trying to go inside" with the errant pitch.
Archer could have been exacting revenge - euphemistically known as "protecting his teammate" - because Jays reliever Joe Biagini hit Rays outfielder Steven Souza in the seventh inning of Saturday's game.
"This has happened before where the guy who traditionally gets three outs and you ask him to get more than that has a little bit of a struggle doing it", Hickey said.