The Blue Jays made good use of the longball in their regular season-opener Monday afternoon. Orlando Hudson, Vernon Wells and Eric Hinske all went yard in the team’s disposal of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The three homeruns accounted for all of the Jays scoring in the 5-2 victory. 2003 Cy-Young award winner Roy Halladay looked strong in the effort, surrendering just a pair of runs and striking out seven over his seven innings of work. Closer Miguel Batista got the job done, shutting the door to pick up the save. The two teams will go at it again at Tropicana Field tonight.
The Jays currently sit atop the American League East Division at 1-0.