Toronto

Blue Jays claim victory on opening day

The Toronto Blue Jays claimed a 6-1 victory over the New York Yankees on the first day of the 2015 season.
The Blue Jays won their first game of the 2015 season on Monday. 2:31

The Blue Jays have started off their season with a win.

The team claimed a 6-1 victory over the Yankees in New York on Monday afternoon.

The Blue Jays' Devon Travis touches the plate after hitting a seventh-inning solo home run on Monday. It was his first hit as a major-league player. (Kathy Willens/Associated Press)

The Jays' Drew Hutchison took the mound for the opening day game.

The 24-year-old starter went six innings and struck out three Yankees along the way.

Edwin Encarnacion hit a home run for the Jays, as did rookie second baseman Devon Travis — and for him, it was the first hit of his major-league career.

Watch the video above to hear the CBC's Greg Ross break down the events of opening day and what the team has to do to be successful in 2015.

Blue Jays fans are hoping the team can make the playoffs this year for the first time in more than two decades.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.