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Jose Bautista homers in 1st spring at-bat, Blue Jays beat Phillies 4-3 in rain-shortened game

  • Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista is congratulated by teammates after scoring in the third inning of a spring baseball exhibition game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater, Fla., on Wednesday Feb. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

    Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista is congratulated by teammates after scoring in the third inning of a spring baseball exhibition game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater, Fla., on Wednesday Feb. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)  (The Associated Press)

  • Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie rounds third base as he scores on a double by teammate Colby Rasmus during the second inning of spring baseball exhibition game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater, Fla.,  Wednesday Feb. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

    Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie rounds third base as he scores on a double by teammate Colby Rasmus during the second inning of spring baseball exhibition game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater, Fla., Wednesday Feb. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)  (The Associated Press)

  • Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes grounds out during the second inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes grounds out during the second inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)  (The Associated Press)

Jose Bautista hit a long home run off Roberto Hernandez three batters into the game, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 Wednesday in rain-shortened spring training opener for both teams.

Bautista's home run landed outside of the ballpark at Bright House Field. The game was called in the middle of the seventh inning.

Bautista missed the last six weeks of the season with a hip injury, the second straight year in which he ended the season on the disabled list. He was 1 for 2 with a walk and two runs scored Wednesday.

Ryan Howard and Marlon Byrd each had run-scoring singles off former Phillies left-hander J.A. Happ in the bottom of the first.