Dickey starts with 2 hitless innings, Blue Jays beat Orioles

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — R.A. Dickey tossed hitless ball for two scoreless innings in his first start of the spring and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 on Friday.

Dickey struck out three and walked one on 16 pitches. The 2012 NL Cy Young Award winner was 14-13 with a 3.71 ERA in a career-high 34 starts last season.

Toronto outfielder Jose Bautista was a late scratch from the lineup as a precaution because of tightness in his right hamstring. The start of the game was delayed 1 hour and 40 minutes because of rain.

Chris Colabello hit a two-run homer for Toronto off starter Mike Wright.

Alejandro De Aza homered for Baltimore in the fourth.

This article was written by JEFF ODOM from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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