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Harris leads the way as Braves hammer Jays in spring training action

By The Canadian Press on February 27, 2023.

NORTH PORT, Fla. – Michael Harris II drove in two runs and the Atlanta Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-0 in spring training action on Monday.

Harris had a run-scoring single in the first inning to put the Braves up 2-0, and followed that up with an RBI triple in the third to give Atlanta a 3-0 lead.

Matt Olson had two hits, including an RBI double in the first inning for Atlanta, which outhit Toronto 13-6. Spencer Horowitz had two hits for the Blue Jays.

Starter Drew Hutchison took the loss for the Blue Jays (1-2), allowing two earned runs on five hits over two innings.

Trevor Richards allowed three runs, two earned, in the third, and Casey Lawrence allowed two runs in the sixth.

Starter Max Fried went two innings and combined with six other pitchers to post the shutout for Atlanta (1-1).

Toronto will play split-squad games on Tuesday. The Blue Jays will host Detroit and visit Philadelphia.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 27, 2023.

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