Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Jays Win Home Opener

The Blue Jays won Game 1 of the 2006 season, 6 - 3. Their ace, Roy Halladay, won tonight's game, allowing three runs, two earned, in 7 2-3 innings.

Troy Glaus doubled and scored, Lyle Overbay singled and scored, and Bengie Molina hammered a two-run homer to back a dominant Roy Halladay as old and new blended seamlessly for the Blue Jays in a 6-3 win over the Minnesota Twins in Tuesday night's season opener. Alex Rios also hit a two-run shot.

New closer B.J. Ryan got his first save as a Blue Jay, pitching a quick and easy ninth for the save while a sold-out Rogers Centre audience of 50,449 chanted his name. Ryan came on in the ninth to protect a 6-3 lead, and he didn't disappoint. Eighteen pitches, 13 strikes, a liner to third, and two strikeouts, and Toronto's first win of the season was in the books

Ryan got Rondell White to line out to third baseman Troy Glaus. He followed that up by striking out Torii Hunter and Justin Morneau to end the game.

With his start yesterday against the Minnesota Twins, Halladay joined Dave Stieb for most Opening Day starts as a Blue Jay (four). The Jays starter with the best Opening Day record is lefty Jimmy Key, who went 3-0 from 1987-89.


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