Blue Jays fail to get bats untracked in season-opening loss to Cleveland

Yeah, this was really disappointing. But, as my husband said, there’s still 179 games to go!

By Neil Davidson

TORONTO — Justin Masterson kept Blue Jays bats in check as the Cleveland Indians spoiled R.A. Dickey’s Toronto debut with a 4-1 win before a sellout Opening Day crowd of 48,857 at Rogers Centre on Tuesday night.

The loss may be a splash of cold water on the face of Toronto fans already planning a championship parade given the extensive, expensive retooling of the roster over the winter. Cleveland planted a few seeds of reality under the dome but there is still plenty of the time for the Jays to harvest wins.

Asdrubal Cabrera hit a two-run homer for the Indians, who took advantage of some early passed balls as knuckleballer Dickey’s fledgling partnership with catcher J.P. Arencibia showed some teething problems.

Dickey (0-1) went six innings in his first Opening Day start, giving up four runs (three earned) on five hits with four strikeouts, four walks…

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