Toronto Blue Jays starter Drew Hutchison pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of an MLB baseball game Tuesday, April 1, 2014 in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)
Steve Nesius
April 01, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Drew Hutchison won his first start in almost two years, Adam Lind homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 on Tuesday night.

Hutchison (1-0) allowed three hits, three walks and struck out four over 5 1/3 shutout innings in his first big league game since June 15, 2012. The right-hander had elbow ligament replacement surgery in August 2012.

Lind put the Blue Jays up 3-0 on a three-run homer in the first off Alex Cobb (0-1). He sent a 3-1 pitch over the center-field fence.

Cobb gave up four runs, five hits, four walks and had three strikeouts in five innings.

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