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Robbie Ray looks sharp as Toronto Blue Jays hammer Detroit Tigers

Toronto Blue Jays starter Robbie Ray pitches during first inning MLB spring training baseball action against the Baltimore Orioles, in Dunedin, Fla., Saturday, March 13, 2021. Ray allowed one run and struck out seven in 5 1/3 innings as the Blue Jays beat the Detroit Tigers 8-1 in pre-season action on Friday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Nesius
March 19, 2021 - 1:39 PM

LAKELAND, Fla. - Toronto starter Robbie Ray allowed one run and struck out seven in 5 1/3 innings as the Blue Jays beat the Detroit Tigers 8-1 in pre-season action on Friday.

JaCoby Jones' homer in the sixth off Ray accounted for Detroit's only run. The left-hander gave up just four hits.

Blue Jays relievers Tim Mayza, Trent Thornton and David Phelps didn't give up a hit the rest of the game.

Blue Jays slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 3-for-3 to raise his average on the spring to .600 (12-for-20).

Tigers starter Casey Mize gave up five runs on eight hits in 3 2/3 innings.

Alejandro Kirk, Santiago Espinal and Josh Palacios had home runs for Toronto (10-7-1). Palacios also had a triple.

The Blue Jays face the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 19, 2021.

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