DUNEDIN, Fla. – Jair Jurrjens was removed one inning into his start as a precaution after feeling discomfort along his right ribs, but the Atlanta Braves went on to a 5-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.
Jurrjens said it was a cramp rather than an injury, that he could have gone out for the second inning and that it would not affect his next scheduled start Tuesday. He said he first felt it on the pitch that Yunel Escobar grounded for the second out. He then struck out Jose Bautista.
Dan Uggla hit a three-run homer to left-center capping a five-run sixth inning that chased Blue Jays starter Brett Cecil, who had faced one Atlanta batter over the minimum through five innings.
Bautista hit his third spring home run for the Blue Jays.