Blue Jays come out swinging against Braves

Blue Jays batter Colby Rasmus hits a two-run home run during second inning action against the...

Blue Jays batter Colby Rasmus hits a two-run home run during second inning action against the Braves in interleague play in Toronto, May 27, 2013. (Stan Behal/QMI Agency)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:23 PM ET

TORONTO - Three games into interleague play and the Jays are bringing out the worst in the National League.

Two weeks back, the San Francisco Giants came to town for a mini-two-game series and they looked just dreadful both in the field and at the plate in losing both games by a combined 21-9 (10-6 and 11-3).

On Monday night, the hot-shot Atlanta Braves, the No. 1 team in the NL East, came to town for what will be a four-game run between the two, the first two at Rogers Centre and the final two, Wednesday and Thursday, in Dixie.

In Monday's game, the Braves picked it up where the Giants dropped it off as they looked nothing like the team that came into two with a 30-19 record and winners of eight of their past 10 games as the Jays drop-kicked them 9-3.

The only downer for the Jays was the fact that Brett Lawrie had to leave the game in the sixth after spraining his left ankle while sliding into second.


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