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Kay K's 6 Yankees over 2 perfect innings in Blue Jays' spring opener

Lefty Anthony Kay pitched two perfect innings for the Blue Jays in Sunday's spring training opener, striking out the New York Yankees' first six batters in a 6-4 victory in Tampa, Fla.

Rowdy Tellez paces offence with 2-run double in 1st inning

The Blue Jays' Anthony Kay struck out the Yankees' first six batters in Sunday's spring training opener at Tampa, Fla. (Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

The Blue Jays kicked off spring training action with a win Sunday, edging the New York Yankees 6-4.

Rowdy Tellez got Toronto off to an early lead with a two-run double in the first inning.

Lefty Anthony Kay pitched two perfect innings for the Jays, striking out the Yankees' first six batters of the day.

Toronto was up 5-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth when Andrew Velazquez got New York on the board, capitalizing on a fielding error by Jays second baseman Otto Lopez.

Rob Brantly narrowed Toronto's lead in the fifth, blasting a two-run homer to centre field. Mike Tauchman followed suit with a single homer on a fly ball to centre field to make the score 5-4.

Right-hander Jacob Waguespack gave up all three fifth-inning runs before he was replaced on the mound by Anthony Castro.

Logan Warmoth sealed the Jays' victory with a home run to right-centre field at the top of the sixth.

T.J. Zeuch was credited with the Toronto win after allowing one run on two hits over two innings.

New York's Michael King took the loss after giving up three runs in the first two innings.

The Jays are set to play the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.

Blue Jays re-acquire pitcher Bergen

Left-hander Travis Bergen is back with the Blue Jays.

Toronto acquired the 27-year-old pitcher from the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday in exchange for cash considerations.

Bergen started the 2020 season with the Jays and made one appearance before he was sent to the Diamondbacks in August.

He pitched in seven games for Arizona, finishing the year with a 3.24 earned-run average and 11 strikeouts.

A product of Kennesaw State University, Bergen was originally selected by Toronto in the seventh round of the 2015 draft.

The Jays have also placed right-handed pitcher Patrick Murphy on the 60-day injured list with a right shoulder sprain.

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