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Blue Jays Spring Recap: Jays trounce Tigers 16-1

The Blue Jays improved to 13-4 on the spring with a 16-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers Tuesday afternoon.

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The Toronto Blue Jays hit early and often Tuesday afternoon, coming up with a 16-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers.

Troy Tulowitzki got the boys moving early in the first with a three-run home run to centre field. Tulo is now hitting .290  with Tuesday's shot being his third of the spring.

After allowing a run in the home half of the inning, the Jays offence continued to beat up on former Blue Jay Daniel Norris with Josh Donaldson collecting an RBI single before Chris Colabello brought he and Jose Bautista around on his triple to make it 6-1.

Like the offence, starter Drew Hutchison was the backbone to the Jays Tuesday as he hurled an impressive four innings allowing one run on one hit with two walks and a strikeout. His ERA declines to 3.52 on the spring and may be an ironic dark horse in the race for the fifth and final rotation spot.

Justin Smoak joined in on the fun in the 5th inning with a solo-home run to right field before Tulowitzki singled home two more RBI, totally five on the afternoon, to make it 11-1. Darrell Ceciliari added to the offensive with a two-run home run of his own, before the Jays tacked on two more for a 16-1 victory.

Joe Biagini and Roberto Hernandez each tossed two innings of scoreless relief, giving way to Steve Delabar for the 9th inning who also shutout the Tigers.

Kevin Pillar--2/4, .243

Josh Donaldson--3/4, .357

Jose Bautista--0/2, 2 BB, .200

Troy Tulowitzki--2/4, 5 RBI, .290

Chris Colabello--3/4, .361

Justin Smoak--1/2, .333

Russell Martin--1/4, .200

Michael Saunders--2/3, .355

Ryan Goins-- 2/2, .367