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Jose Bautista had only three hits in his first eight exhibition games for the Toronto Blue Jays. On Saturday, he looked more like his normal star self.
Bautista hit a two-run homer, doubled and scored twice for the Blue Jays in a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers.
In the first inning, Bautista drove a cut fastball by Doug Fister over the left-field wall for a two-run homer, his third shot of the spring.
Moments later, the right fielder made a throw that first baseman Adam Lind relayed to cut down Alex Avila at the plate.
Bautista doubled in his next at-bat, and the Blue Jays chased Fister with two more runs before the right-hander could record an out in the fourth.
''It's been rough this spring, but trying to get things back into fine tune is where we're at right now,'' said Fister, whose 11.57 ERA through three exhibition outings is no match for his 3.48 career mark.
Fister found some consolation in his five strikeouts.
''We had talked and s...
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DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) -- Jose Bautista hit a two-run homer, doubled and scored twice for the Toronto Blue Jays in a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.
Bautista homered in the first inning off Doug Fister. The Toronto star doubled in his next at-bat, and the Blue Jays chased Fister with two more runs before the right-hander could record an out in the fourth.
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