Blue Jays roll to spring training win over Philly

George Springer and Dasan Brown had two runs each as the Toronto Blue Jays rolled to a 13-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in spring training action on Saturday.

Toronto had a total of 11 different batters combining for runs in the spring training win, with eight runs coming in the eighth inning alone.

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Philadelphia’s heavy hitters, including Kyle Schwarber, struggled in their at bat appearances, getting repeatedly struck out.

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The win comes a day after Joey Votto agreed to a non-roster invite with the Jays, the former National League MVP said on social media.

The 40-year-old first-baseman from Toronto joins the Blue Jays after a successful 17-year run with the Cincinnati Reds.

Toronto is next in action on Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 9, 2024.

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