Kendrys Morales' grand slam leads Blue Jays over Rays, Blake Snell

Each team had only two hits in the first five innings, but Toronto had much more to show for it, thanks to Morales' two-out grand slam in the third inning. So I just gotta attack, and I felt like I did really good attacking today. The lefty struck out five and walked five.

Kendrys Morales hit 30 home runs and drove in 93 last season with Kansas City Royals, and over his two seasons with the Royals, he totaled 52 home runs and 199 RBI with a.277/.344/.476 slash-line. "Just gotta do some things mentally to stay into it, but, like I said, things I'm aware of so I can get better at it".

His sinker netted three ground ball double plays, allowing him to escape trouble throughout the night.

With short stop Virgil Secharmidal hitting a two RBI single, the Blue Jays cut the lead in the bottom of the fifth. He is 0-1 against Toronto with a 4.05 ERA, with all seven appearances coming in 2015, including his first career start at Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays have never gone homerless in their first three games of a season.

Toronto backed into a save situation, as reliever Joe Smith gave up a walk and a double in the ninth, and Jason Grilli came in and allowed Brad Miller to score on a wild pitch.

THE Comets sent bad omen Tuesday night handing the Blue Jays their eighth loss in a row in the second round of the Saipan Baseball League regular season at the Francisco Tanko Palacios Baseball Field.

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I think Thursday's opener was a sign of things to come.

And the good news for that game for the Blue Jays is that closer Roberto Osuna, who was placed on the disabled list with a sore neck, is expected back in the lineup.

The Rays had their first injury scare when OF Steven Souza Jr. grabbed his left knee after colliding with C Russell Martin on a play at the plate and had to be helped off the field. Rays OF Colby Rasmus, on the disabled list as he recovers from hip surgery last fall, began a rehab assignment with Class-A Charlotte on Thursday.

The Rays followed through on a plan to make their Friday starter, Matt Andriese, a member of the rotation.

Rays: RHP Matt Andriese, Friday night's starter, was 8-8 past year after starting the season by winning his first six decisions.