Pillar’s RBI double leads Blue Jays past Pirates 4-1

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Pittsburgh Pirates' Starling Marte, center, visits with Toronto Blue Jays players before a spring training exhibition baseball game in Bradenton, Fla., Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)Pittsburgh Pirates’ Starling Marte, center, visits with Toronto Blue Jays players before a spring training exhibition baseball game in Bradenton, Fla., Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) – Marcus Stroman looked sharp in his first spring training outing and Kevin Pillar hit an RBI double Wednesday as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1.

Stroman worked the first 1 2-3 innings and allowed an unearned run on two hits. The right-hander struck out one and threw a wild pitch.

“It was just good to get back out there and compete against another team,” Stroman said. “It was a little rough in the first inning, but my body and my arm feel great. I was pretty pleased with it.”

Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole allowed a run on one hit in two innings. Cole walked one batter and struck out three.

Vance Worley, who is…

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