Dickey, Jays outlast Royals 3-2 in pitching duel

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey delivers a first inning pitch against the Kansas...

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey delivers a first inning pitch against the Kansas City Royals during their MLB American League baseball game in Kansas City, Missouri April 13, 2013. (REUTERS)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:05 PM ET

That's what the Jays expected.

That's the kind of performance they anticipated they would get on a regular basis from R.A. Dickey -- their No. 1 starter.

The ace of the Jays rotation, Dickey on Saturday lived up to the billing as he bettered James Shields and the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in a old-fashioned pitching duel.


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