Blue Jays 4, Red Sox (ss) 1
DUNEDIN, Fla. --Roy Halladay opened spring training with two scoreless innings.
Halladay allowed just one ball out of the infield Thursday in the Toronto Blue Jays' 4-1 victory over a Boston Red Sox split squad.
Eric Hinske, Halladay's former Toronto teammate, hit a wind-blown double off the starter. Halladay got all six outs on grounders.
He didn't feel any of the forearm problems that bothered him last year.
"I thought about that more the first few times I was playing catch," he said. "After that point, I felt very comfortable with it, and it has kind of really disappeared."
Manager John Gibbons liked what he saw.
"Basically all he threw was his fastball and changeup, move it around, in and out," Gibbon's said. "That's pretty much the different approach he is taking this year."
Aaron Hill hit a two-run homer for Toronto, and Wily Mo Pena had two hits for Boston.
Loser Kason Gabbard allowed one run in two innings.
The game's ceremonial first pitch was thrown out by 87-year old Mickey Carroll who was a Munchkin in the 1939 movie "The Wizard of Oz."