Bundy stymies Blue Jays and Orioles hit 2 HRs in 3-1 victory

BALTIMORE (AP) With a year of experience behind him and an additional pitch in his repertoire, Dylan Bundy appears poised to make the next step in his progression to big league ace.

Bundy struck out eight over seven impressive innings, and the Baltimore Orioles used home runs by Adam Jones and Chris Davis to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 Wednesday night.

Making his 15th career start, Bundy (1-0) allowed one run and four hits. The 2011 first-round draft pick did not issue a walk and retired 14 of the last 15 batters he faced.

Bundy went 10-6 last year, his first full season in the big leagues. The 24-year-old is being counted on this season to build on that performance, and the right-hander certainly did not disappoint in his 2017 debut.

Because Bundy was coming off elbow and shoulder injuries, the Orioles had him put his slider on the shelf last year. It's back in play now and was a huge factor against the Blue Jays.

''The slider was a good pitch for me tonight,'' Bundy said. ''There were more right-handers in the lineup tonight, so I was using that a little bit more. I was happy with it.''

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said, ''When you give them three different looks and they have to honor three different pitches - really four tonight - you like your chances.''

Brad Brach pitched the eighth and Zach Britton got three outs to earn his first save and seal the two-game sweep. After Toronto loaded the bases with one out in the ninth, Britton got former Oriole Steve Pearce to bounce into a 6-4-3 double play.

Jones hit a two-run drive in the third inning and Davis added a solo shot in the fourth. Both homers were off J.A. Happ, who went 20-4 last year - including 2-0 against the Orioles.

''The home run to Jones, I felt like I made my pitch. He kind of got his hands in there,'' Happ said. ''And then, just trying to be aggressive, Davis got me on the first pitch.''

Happ (0-1) struck out nine in seven innings. The left-hander gave up five hits and walked none.

''Overall, I was throwing a lot of strikes,'' Happ said. ''That's a good sign.''

Bundy retired the first seven batters before Toronto used three straight singles - the last by Devon Travis - to take a 1-0 lead in the third. With runners on the corners, Bundy struck out Josh Donaldson and retired Jose Bautista on a line drive to first base.

Jones connected with a runner on in the bottom half. It was his 223rd home run with Baltimore, tying him with Rafael Palmeiro for fifth place on the team list.

LONG BALL

In a duel between two power-laden teams, the Orioles got the best of the Blue Jays.

''The key to the series is that they hit three home runs and we didn't hit any,'' Toronto manager John Gibbons said. ''They scored quick like that and we couldn't. But we'll be OK.''

SEEING THE LIGHT

The Orioles unveiled their newly installed LED lights for the first night game of the season. In becoming the 12th major league team with LED lights, the Orioles say the new setup will reduce energy consumption by 54 percent compared to the previous system.

HARD HIT

Toronto's Kevin Pillar slammed into the center field wall while pulling in a drive by Manny Machado to end the third inning. Pillar stayed on the ground briefly after making the catch before jogging back to the dugout with a nice applause from the Baltimore crowd.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: Closer Roberto Osuna (neck strain) is ''feeling better'' and is expected to spend the minimum time on the 10-day DL before being activated Tuesday, Gibbons said.

Orioles: Setup man Darren O'Day was ready for action after missing Monday's game with flu-like symptoms. ''There's never a good time to get the flu, but opening day is not the best,'' he said Wednesday.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: RHP Marcus Stroman takes the mound Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series in Tampa Bay. Toronto went 8-11 against the Rays last year.

Orioles: Following a day off, Baltimore begins a three-game series against the visiting Yankees on Friday night.

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  • HR: BAL - A. Jones (1), C. Davis (1)
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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    A. Jones CF41121010.250.333.7501.0836.5
    M. Machado 3B30100000.286.375.286.6611.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Smoak
      • RBI - D. Travis
      BATTING
      • HR - A. Jones, C. Davis
      • RBI - A. Jones 2 (2), C. Davis (2)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Jones 2 (2)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - K. Pillar
      • E - J. Donaldson
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Happ (L, 0-1)7.05330923.860.7115.5
      R. Tepera1.00000000.000.003.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Happ (L, 0-1)7.0
      R. Tepera1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Bundy (W, 1-0)7.04110801.290.5730.0
      B. Brach (H, 1)1.01000200.001.003.0
      Z. Britton (S, 1)1.02001100.003.007.5
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Bundy (W, 1-0)7.0
      B. Brach (H, 1)1.0
      Z. Britton (S, 1)1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 89-65, R. Tepera 8-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 5-7, R. Tepera 3-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Happ 26, R. Tepera 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - B. Brach
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Bundy 99-69, B. Brach 15-10, Z. Britton 24-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Bundy 6-7, Z. Britton 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Bundy 25, B. Brach 4, Z. Britton 5
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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        M. Trumbo DH30000012.250.250.7501.000-0.5
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          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Smoak
          • RBI - D. Travis
          BATTING
          • HR - A. Jones, C. Davis
          • RBI - A. Jones 2 (2), C. Davis (2)
          • 2-Out RBI - A. Jones 2 (2)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - K. Pillar
          • E - J. Donaldson
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Happ (L, 0-1)7.05330923.860.7115.5
          R. Tepera1.00000000.000.003.0
          Total8.0533092---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Happ (L, 0-1)7.0
          R. Tepera1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Bundy (W, 1-0)7.04110801.290.5730.0
          B. Brach (H, 1)1.01000200.001.003.0
          Z. Britton (S, 1)1.02001100.003.007.5
          Total9.07111110---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Bundy (W, 1-0)7.0
          B. Brach (H, 1)1.0
          Z. Britton (S, 1)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 89-65, R. Tepera 8-6
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 5-7, R. Tepera 3-0
          • Batters Faced - J. Happ 26, R. Tepera 3
          PITCHING
          • WP - B. Brach
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Bundy 99-69, B. Brach 15-10, Z. Britton 24-14
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Bundy 6-7, Z. Britton 1-0
          • Batters Faced - D. Bundy 25, B. Brach 4, Z. Britton 5
          • 4TH INNING
            Davis homered to left center13
          • 3RD INNING
            Jones homered to left, Schoop scored12
            Travis singled to shallow right, Smoak scored, Pillar to third10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Zach Britton relieved Brad Brach
            • J. Bautista: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bautista singled to left center
            • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Morales singled to shallow left, Bautista to second
            • Ryan Goins ran for Kendrys Morales
            • T. Tulowitzki: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Tulowitzki struck out swinging
            • R. Martin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Martin walked, Bautista to third, Goins to second
            • S. Pearce: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pearce grounded into double play shortstop to second to shortstop to first, Goins to third, Martin out at second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Brad Brach relieved Dylan Bundy
            • Craig Gentry in right
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Smoak doubled to deep left
            • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Ball, Pillar popped out to catcher
            • D. Travis: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Travis struck out swinging
            • Ezequiel Carrera ran for Justin Smoak
            • J. Donaldson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Smoak to third on wild pitch, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Donaldson struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Ryan Tepera relieved J.A. Happ
            • J. Hardy: Hardy grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Rickard grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Jones: Foul, Jones grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • D. Bundy Pitching:
            • T. Tulowitzki: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Tulowitzki struck out swinging
            • R. Martin: Ball, Martin flied out to deep right
            • S. Pearce: Ball, Ball, Pearce grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Happ Pitching:
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Mancini struck out looking
            • W. Castillo: Ball, Foul, Castillo lined out to left
            • J. Schoop: Schoop grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • D. Bundy Pitching:
            • D. Travis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Travis flied out to shallow left
            • J. Donaldson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Donaldson singled to shallow left center
            • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bautista struck out swinging
            • K. Morales: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Morales struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Happ Pitching:
            • A. Jones: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • M. Machado: Ball, Machado singled to center
            • M. Trumbo: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. Bundy Pitching:
            • S. Pearce: Pearce lined out to third
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Smoak struck out looking
            • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Pillar grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Happ Pitching:
            • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Schoop grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Hardy: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hardy struck out swinging
            • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Rickard struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • D. Bundy Pitching:
            • K. Morales: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Morales grounded out to second
            • T. Tulowitzki: Ball, Tulowitzki flied out to right
            • R. Martin: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Happ Pitching:
            • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Trumbo grounded out to shortstop
            • C. Davis: Davis homered to left center
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Mancini grounded out to shortstop
            • W. Castillo: Castillo singled to center, Castillo out at second
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. Bundy Pitching:
            • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Pearce popped out to second
            • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Smoak singled to left center
            • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Pillar singled to shallow center, Smoak to second
            • D. Travis: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Travis singled to shallow right, Smoak scored, Pillar to third
            • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Strike looking, Donaldson struck out looking
            • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Bautista lined out to first
            • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Happ Pitching:
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Schoop singled to shallow left
            • J. Hardy: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Hardy struck out looking
            • J. Rickard: Rickard lined out to left
            • A. Jones: Foul, Jones homered to left, Schoop scored
            • M. Machado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Machado flied out to deep center
            • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. Bundy Pitching:
            • K. Morales: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Morales flied out to deep left
            • T. Tulowitzki: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Tulowitzki popped out to shortstop
            • R. Martin: Martin grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Happ Pitching:
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
            • T. Mancini: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mancini flied out to deep center
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Castillo struck out looking
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. Bundy Pitching:
            • D. Travis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Travis struck out swinging
            • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Donaldson struck out swinging
            • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Bautista struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Happ Pitching:
            • J. Rickard: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rickard flied out to right
            • A. Jones: Strike looking, Foul, Jones lined out to second
            • M. Machado: Ball, Strike looking, Machado safe at first on 3rd baseman Donaldson fielding error
            • M. Trumbo: Trumbo lined out to right
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)