TORONTO (AP) — Youth was served in a battle of aging pitchers, giving R.A. Dickey his first victory in five starts.
The 40-year-old Dickey pitched into the eighth inning to earn the win against his former team, Chris Colabello hit a solo homer and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Mets 7-1 on Thursday night.
Dickey beat 42-year-old Bartolo Colon (9-5) in the first matchup between two starting pitchers in their 40s since Aug. 15, 2008, when Philadelphia's Jamie Moyer (45) beat San Diego's Greg Maddux (42).
"I was happy that the young buck won tonight," Dickey joked.
Jose Bautista drove in two runs as the Blue Jays, who lost back-to-back games...