Rays clobber Jays to open the season

St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - In a matchup of the 2012 Cy Young winners, David Price outdueled R.A. Dickey and the Tampa Bay Rays took down the Toronto Blue Jays, 9-2, on Monday to open the season.

Price (1-0) threw seven scoreless innings before giving up a two-run home run in the top of the eighth. The 2012 AL Cy Young winner finished with six strikeouts, allowing six hits and one walk in 7 1/3 innings.

Reigning AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI in his first Opening Day start. Matt Joyce drove in three while going 2- for-2 with a double and Evan Longoria and James Loney picked up an RBI apiece.

The 2012 NL Cy Young winner Dickey (0-1) lasted five innings, getting knocked around for six runs and five hits while walking six and fanning four. Eric Kratz was the lone bright spot at the dish for Toronto, smacking a two-run home run on the first and only pitch he saw.

03/31 19:29:28 ET