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04/02/2011

Toronto Blue Jays win season opener.

The Toronto Blue Jays had something to celebrate before the game and carried the party through to the end.

The Silver Slugger award was given to Jose Bautista and the fans got to recognize Pat Gillick and Roberto Alomar, Baseball Hall of Fame inductees.

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ANDREW WALLACE - Ceremony prior to start of the Toronto Blue Jays and Minnesota Twins 2011 season home Opening game at the Rogers. 


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STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Jose Bautista is honoured with the silver slugger award presented by Toronto Blue Jays batting coach Dwayne Murphy.

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STEVE RUSSELL - Roberto Alomar drops the ball on Pat Gillick's first pitch. The pair, part of the Toronto Blue Jays, that won the 1992-3 World Series are the first to be inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame as Blue Jays.

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ANDREW WALLACE - Toronto Blue Jays J.P. Arencibia, right,  celebrates his fourth inning two-run Home run with teammate Adam Lind.

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STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Ricky Romero.

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STEVE RUSSELL - After nearly getting picked off, Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Rajai Davis (11) makes his way back to first safely after escaping a run down.

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STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Jose Bautista crosses the plate after hitting his first home run of the season in first pitch he faced in the fifth inning.

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STEVE RUSSELL - Fans celebrate Jose Bautista's home run during a pitching change.

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STEVE RUSSELL - Minnesota Twins shortstop Alexi Casilla (12) nearly outruns a infield fly.

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STEVE RUSSELL - Minnesota Twins centre fielder Denard Span cannot track down a Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia 2-RBI triple in centre field.

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ANDREW WALLACE -  Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Ricky Romero tips his cap to fans after leaving in the seventh inning, Romero pitched six-and-a-third innings with seven strikeouts.

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STEVE RUSSELL -  Blue Jays Manager John Farrell tips his hat to the fans after winning his first game as the Toronto Blue Jays manager. The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 13-3 in their season opener at Rogers Centre in Toronto.

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STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia wipes shaving cream from his face. Arencibia went 3 of 4 at the plate with a pair of homers, a triple and 5 RBIs.

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The plate after hitting his first home run of the season in first pitch he faced in the fifth inning.

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