Arencibia hits 2 HRs, Blue Jays rout Twins 13-3

Toronto Blue Jays Jose Bautista makes his first home run swing of the year against Minnesota Twins starter Carl Pavano during fifth-inning AL baseball game action in Toronto on Friday, April 1, 2011.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)
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Toronto Blue Jays Jose Bautista makes his first home run swing of the year against Minnesota Twins starter Carl Pavano during fifth-inning AL baseball game action in Toronto on Friday, April 1, 2011.

J.P. Arencibia homered twice and drove in five runs, Jose Bautista and Adam Lind also went deep and the Toronto Blue Jays routed Minnesota 13-3 on Friday night, handing the Twins their third straight season-opening loss.

Arencibia, who also hit two homers in his major league debut last August, slammed a two-run drive to center in the fourth, tripled home a pair of runs in the fifth and capped his night with a leadoff shot to right in the eighth. He finished 3 for 4 and set a career high for RBIs.

Bautista, baseball's reigning home run king, went back-to-back with Lind in the fifth as the Blue Jays, who led the majors with 257 home runs last season, wasted no time in resuming their power-packed attack, much to the delight of a sellout crowd of 47,984.