Dickey tosses 3 scoreless innings, Blue Jays top Braves 3-1

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) – R.A. Dickey tossed three scoreless innings, Michael Saunders hit his third homer in as many games and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-1 on Monday.

Dickey, the 2012 NL Cy Young Award winner, allowed one hit to Gordon Beckham to open the third. The knuckleballer threw 31 pitches and walked one.

Saunders, who homered twice and drove in five runs during Saturday’s victory over Philadelphia, connected for a long solo shot to right field in the third off reliever Alexi Ogando.

Ryan Goins added an RBI double for the Blue Jays in the fourth.

Reid Brignac singled home Atlanta’s run off Aaron Sanchez in the fifth.

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