OTTAWA (AP) _ Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Joey Hamilton pitched seven strong innings Wednesday in a rehabilitation start for Triple-A Syracuse.

Hamilton, recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, left in the eighth with the game against Ottawa tied at 1. He struck out one and walked two.

In four starts with the Blue Jays' farm team, Hamilton is 1-2 with a 6.35 ERA. Syracuse won 3-1 in 12 innings in the first game of a doubleheader.