A three-run home run by Dan Uggla put the Braves ahead in the sixth, which proved to be the eventual game-winner as the Braves beat the Blue Jays, 5-3.
Jair Jurrjens left the game after the first inning due to side discomfort, but he downplayed it by saying it was precautionary and just side cramps, not the oblique. In any case, it has stirred up injury concerns considering Jurrjens missed a large chunk of games last season due to hamstring and knee problems. He came to camp in better shape and more muscle, and it was said that he would provide better durability, but this casts a bit of a doubt at the moment. We'll have to see how he responds next time out.
In his one inning, Jurrjens received two groundouts and a strikeout of Jose Bautista.
Peter Moylan followed with two scoreless innings. Scott Proctor struggled in his inning of work, allowing three hits and a run on a Bautista homer, not to mention committing an error.
Juan Abreu and Jairo Asencio each pitched a scoreless inning. Todd Redmond allowed a run in three innings of work. After a scoreless seventh, he gave up a triple in the eighth that scored on Lucas' error. He put two on to begin the ninth but received three straight outs to end the game.
The Braves struggled against Blue Jays starter Brett Cecil until the fifth, when they got to him for five runs on RBI singles by Jason Heyward and Brandon Hicks, and a three-run home run by Uggla.
Matt Young reached base three times on a walk, single and error. Ed Lucas went 0-4 with two strikeouts, and he also committed an error at third that brought home a run. Brooks Conrad doubled in his only at bat, while Diory Hernandez failed to reach base in his. Joe Mather added a single and double in his start in left field.