Atlanta at Toronto

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    Atlanta0
    Toronto «9

    Blue Jays 9, Braves 0

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    DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) - DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) - Adam Lind has been trying to be more patient at the plate, and his work paid off Saturday when he hit a three-run homer and run-scoring triple in Toronto's 9-0 rout of the Atlanta Braves.

    Each of Lind's big hits came after he had fouled off four or more pitches from Randall Delgado, waiting for the right offering.

    "It's good for the team. It's good for me, just to show the staff that I'm trying to have long at-bats," Lind said. "I don't want to become too timid in the box. I want to be aggressive.

    Manager John Farrell was pleased Lind laid off a tough 3-2 slider from Cristhian Martinez to take a sixth-inning walk. It came on what Lind called a back-leg slider, a pitch that breaks late in and down toward his left foot.

    "There was less tension," Farrell said of Lind's swing. "He fouled off a number of quality pitches ... It's good to see that from him."

    Competing for the last spot in the Braves' starting rotation, Delgado allowed eight runs - five earned - and 10 hits in four innings. He gave up third-inning singles to Omar Vizquel and Yunel Escobar, and Lind drove the ball to right for his first spring training home run.

    Two singles and an error in the fourth loaded the bases for Kelly Johnson, who cleared them with a double off the center-field wall. Lind followed with a wind-blown, two-out triple to right, then scored on Eric Thames' double.

    Before Johnson's triple, Josh Wilson allowed Travis Snyder's hard-hit grounder to bounce off him, the the ball bounding high and landing behind the second baseman.

    "You can't assume a double play," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said, " but if we make that play behind him, it might be a different inning. Still, he's got to learn how to get through those innings. But at the end of the day I think he did pitch a little better than what the linescore showed."

    Henderson Alvarez allowed one hit in scoreless five innings, struck out four and walked none.

    NOTES: Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie, out since March 16 with tightness in his left groin, could play Sunday, according to Farrell. ... Toronto OF Ben Francisco, who strained his left hamstring in Friday's win over the Rays, "feels better than what he thought he would," Farrell said. "He's obviously out. How long is yet to be determined." ... The Blue Jays reassigned OF Antony Gose and RHPs Jesse Chavez, Drew Carpenter and Robert Coello to their minor league camp.

     
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    Atlanta Braves
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Tyler Pastornicky, SS4010000 .226
        Nick Ahmed, SS0000000 .000
    Martin Prado, 3B4010021 .358
        Philip Gosselin, 2B0000000 .000
    Brian McCann, DH2000100 .282
       a- Jordan Parraz, PH-DH1000001 .387
    Freddie Freeman, 1B3010002 .218
        Brandon Drury, 1B1000000 .000
    Eric Hinske, LF3000002 .190
        J.C. Boscan, C1000010 .250
    Jason Heyward, CF3000011 .183
        Mycal Jones, CF1000000 .000
    David Ross, C2000111 .148
        Jose Constanza, LF0000000 .133
    Matt Diaz, RF3000001 .190
        Luis Durango, RF0000000 .476
    Josh Wilson, 2B-3B3000020 .100
    Totals3103027  
    a-grounded out for McCann in the 8th
    Batting
    2B - Tyler Pastornicky (1, Santos)
    Team LOB - 6
    Fielding
    E - Josh Wilson (2, Misplayed grounder)
    Atlanta Braves
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Randall Delgado (L,1-3) 41085151 7.94
    Cristhian Martinez 2111220 1.50
    Cory Gearrin 1000120 0.00
    Jose Lugo 1000020 4.50
    WP - Randall Delgado 2 (3)
    Pitches-Strikes - Randall Delgado 43-35, Cristhian Martinez 19-11, Cory Gearrin 11-7, Jose Lugo 7-7
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Randall Delgado 4-4, Cristhian Martinez 1-3, Cory Gearrin 1-0, Jose Lugo 1-0
    Batters Faced - Randall Delgado 24, Cristhian Martinez 9, Cory Gearrin 4, Jose Lugo 3
    Toronto Blue Jays
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Kelly Johnson, 2B3113110 .297
        Luis Valbuena, PR-2B1100011 .207
    Yunel Escobar, SS3110122 .243
        Jonathan Diaz, SS1000010 .464
    Jose Bautista, RF4011004 .324
        Marcus Knecht, PR-RF1000010 .333
    Adam Lind, 1B3224101 .265
        David Cooper, PR-1B1000000 .282
    Eric Thames, LF3021010 .349
        Ricardo Nanita, LF1000001 .400
    Colby Rasmus, CF4010014 .194
        Mike McCoy, CF0000000 .172
    J.P. Arencibia, C4110001 .243
        Yan Gomes, C0000000 .476
    Travis Snider, DH3100021 .283
       a- Jeff Mathis, PH-DH0000100 .167
    Omar Vizquel, 3B4220011 .429
        Chris Woodward, 3B0000000 .091
    Totals369119411  
    a-walked for Snider in the 7th
    Batting
    2B - Kelly Johnson (3, Delgado), Jose Bautista (5, Cr. Martinez), Eric Thames (5, Delgado)
    3B - Adam Lind (1, Delgado)
    HR - Adam Lind (1, Delgado)
    RBI - Kelly Johnson 3 (4), Jose Bautista (9), Adam Lind 4 (7), Eric Thames (7)
    2-OUT RBI - Adam Lind 4 (4), Eric Thames (3)
    Team LOB - 7
    Fielding
    E - Kelly Johnson (2, Misplayed grounder)
    Toronto Blue Jays
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Henderson Alvarez (W,2-0) 5100040 1.64
    Sergio Santos (H,2) 1100120 0.00
    Darren Oliver (H,3) 1000100 7.20
    Casey Janssen (H,5) 1100000 0.00
    Francisco Cordero 1000010 2.57
    Pitches-Strikes - Henderson Alvarez 25-25, Sergio Santos 12-8, Darren Oliver 7-3, Casey Janssen 4-4, Francisco Cordero 5-5
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Henderson Alvarez 7-5, Darren Oliver 3-0, Casey Janssen 2-1
    Batters Faced - Henderson Alvarez 17, Sergio Santos 5, Darren Oliver 4, Casey Janssen 4, Francisco Cordero 3
    Game Information
    Attendance - 5509
    Game Time - 2:29
    Temperature - 81
    Umpires - Home - Marty Foster, First Base - Phil Cuzzi, Second Base - Dan Iassogna, Third Base - Victor Carapazza