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Blue Jays get their game on in Sunshine State

March means the start of major league exhibitions and the Toronto Blue Jays opened up with a match against the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater, Florida.  With the sun shining and the palm trees as backdrop pitcher Marcus Stroman got the ball for the Blue Jays, with Dalton Pompey leading off on offence.

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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman throws his warmup pitches in the first inning of spring training action against the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater, Florida.

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Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Dalton Pompey (23) signs autographs before the start of the spring training game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater, Florida.

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Toronto Blue Jays Darwin Barney hits a two- run double n the first inning of Spring Training action against the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater, Florida.

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Toronto Blue Jays Chris Colabello is congratulated by teammates after scoring on the Philadelphia Phillies in the first inning of Spring Training action in Clearwater, Florida.

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Mar 1, 2016; Clearwater, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Dalton Pompey (23) slides into second base as Philadelphia Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis (13) catches the ball in the first inning spring training game in Clearwater, Florida.

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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman attempts to throw out Philadelphia Phillies Cesar Hernandez at first base during second inning Spring Training action in Clearwater, Florida.

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Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin, left, and Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons shake hands before a spring training baseball game in Clearwater, Florida.

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Toronto Blue Jays' Matt Dominguez, right, scores ahead of the throw to Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz , on a two-run double by Blue Jays' Darwin Barney off Phillies pitcher Gregory Infante, during the third inning of a spring training baseball game in Clearwater, Florida.

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Toronto Blue Jays' Chris Colabello, right, celebrates with Darrell Ceciliano, left, and on-deck batter Ezequiel Carrera, center, after scoring on a two-run double by Darwin Barney off Philadelphia Phillies' Severino Gonzalez during the first inning of a spring training baseball game in Clearwater, Florida.

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Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak tosses his bat after being walked in the third inning of Spring Training action against the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater, Florida.

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