After taking a couple extra days to heal a blister, Johnson will try to end his drought with another strong outing against the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.
After dropping the opener to a six-game trip, Toronto (32-36) responded by winning five in a row and completed a sweep of Texas with a 7-2 victory Sunday.
Colby Rasmus homered for the third straight game, and the red-hot Adam Lind had another three hits, including a three-run homer, in that win. Lind is batting .448 with five homers and 15 RBIs in his last 21 games.
The Blue Jays haven't won six in a row since May 10-16, 2011, and Johnson (0-2, 5.40 ERA) is seeking his first victory since Sept. 6. The right-hander has given up three or fewer runs in his two starts since a stint on the disabled list for inflammation in his pitching arm.
Johnson gave up three runs and a season-high four walks over five innings while dealing with a blister on his right middle finger June 9 against Texas. The Blue Jays' bullpen, however, blew a one-run lead in a 6-4 defeat and his next start was pushed back twice.
"They want to try and let (blister) completely heal so it doesn't become a problem," Gibbons told the team's website. It just makes sense to push him back. Get up there in the cool climate of (Toronto)."
That extra time off as well as a matchup with a more familiar opponent could help Johnson end a nine-start winless drought.
The right-hander spent his first eight seasons with Miami and went 2-1 with a 1.77 ERA in five starts against Colorado. That ERA represents his best as a starter against any team he's faced at least twice.
In his only interleague start this season, Johnson gave up two runs over seven innings in a 2-1 defeat in San Francisco. He has received 13 runs of support in his six outings this season.
His counterpart, Jorge De La Rosa (7-4, 3.49), had been given 55 runs in his first 13 starts of 2013 before getting none in a 5-1 loss to Washington on Wednesday.
The left-hander gave up three runs over 5 1-3 innings as his five-game winning streak ended. De La Rosa had a 2.76 ERA during that run and also dealt with a cut on his left middle finger in a 10-9 win against San Diego on June 7.
"He struggled through some of this outing and again in the end kept us close enough to win a game," manager Walt Weiss said. "He had to work pretty hard, threw a lot of pitches. Kept us in striking distance."
De La Rosa lost his only previous start against Toronto on April 11, 2007, and will try to lead Colorado (37-33) to its first three-game win streak since May 21-24.
Dexter Fowler went 1 for 4 in Sunday's 5-2 win in his return to the lineup. He left after being hit by a pitch Thursday and appeared as a pinch-runner Friday before sitting out Saturday.
Fowler is 4 for 6 with two doubles lifetime against Johnson.
The home team has won all 12 games between the teams, with Toronto sweeping three-game series in both 2002 and 2007.
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