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Toronto Blue Jays baseball returns on Monday

04/05/2015 01:29 EDT | Updated 06/05/2015 05:59 EDT
It's all set to begin again.

The Toronto Blue Jays play their first game of the 2015 season on Monday afternoon, as they take on the Yankees in New York.

Drew Hutchinson will take the mound for the Jays, after a solid performance during spring training.

Hutchinson is one of three members of the starting rotation under the age of 25. The others are Daniel Norris and Aaron Sanchez.

Veteran starters Mark Buehrle and R.A. Dickey are veteran anchors of the five-man rotation.

Filling out the rest of the field are a mix of well-known Blue Jays and some high-profile newcomers.

Sluggers Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion will be part of the opening day lineup, alongside newcomer Josh Donaldson — the team's starting third baseman, who hit 29 home runs last year.

Toronto will play three games against the Yankees and another three against the Orioles, before the team has its home opener next week.

The Jays will take on the Tampa Bay Rays for the home opener at the Rogers Centre on April 13. It's too late for anyone looking for tickets to this game, which sold out on the first morning that tickets were offered for it.

The city's baseball fans are hoping the Jays can put together a trip to the post-season this year, breaking the more than two-decade-long playoff drought in Toronto. That's the longest in Major League Baseball.

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