What mattered in Blue Jays Game 1

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The Blue Jays drew the short straw for their opening game of 2020. The combination of a team that won 96 games last year, a pitcher who finished third in Cy Young voting, and a ballpark that’s never been kind, didn’t look like a recipe for success.

And yet, thanks to a timely Cavan Biggio home run, a surprising dose of small ball, and some stressful — but ultimately effective — work from the bullpen, the…