The Toronto Blue Jays came away with two wins Wednesday, with split squads beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-4 and Detroit Tigers 6-5.
J.A. Happs started for the Jays in their win over the Pirates, going three inning and allowing one run. Canadian John Axford, trying to make the bullpen on a minor league deal, threw a scoreless inning in the win.
The Jays offence was led by Dwight Smith, who homered and knocked in three runs. Curtis Granderson continued his strong spring with a home run and two RBIs while Devon Travis hit his first homer of the spring while driving in two.
Lefty Thomas Pannone, who should start the year with the Jays Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo, started the team's win over the Tigers, throwing three innings and allowing three runs. Deck McGuire, a former Jays draft pick and another of the team's bullpen candidates, went two scoreless innings afterwards.
Kevin Pillar led the Jays' offence with two RBIs while Yangervis Solarte, Tim Lopes, and catchers Danny Jansen and Max Pentecost also knocked in runs.