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Stro Show: Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman to start opening day

Right-hander Marcus Stroman will get the start on opening day for the Toronto Blue Jays on March 28 at Rogers Centre against the Detroit Tigers, the team announced on Wednesday.

Toronto begins season March 28 at home against Tigers

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman, seen throwing a bullpen session during spring training in Dunedin, Fla., last month, has been named the starter for the season opener in Toronto on March 28. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)

Right-hander Marcus Stroman will get the start on opening day for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Manager Charlie Montoyo confirmed the decision before Wednesday's pre-season game against the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium.

Toronto will kick off the regular season on March 28 at Rogers Centre against the Detroit Tigers.

Stroman is entering his sixth season with the Blue Jays.

The 27-year-old is coming off a down year in 2018, when he posted a 4-9 record and 5.54 earned-run average. Stroman has a career mark of 41-34 and a 3.91 ERA.

Stroman and Aaron Sanchez are expected to serve as anchors of the starting rotation for the rebuilding Blue Jays this season.

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