Martin, Donaldson homer to help Jays
OAKLAND, Calif. — Russell Martin homered, doubled and drove in three runs, Josh Donaldson went deep against his former team and the Toronto Blue Jays powered past the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Thursday. The Blue Jays continued their pop at the plate to give knuckleballer R.A. Dickey (410) all the support he needed. Dickey allowed two runs and five hits in 8 1/3 innings in place of ill starter Drew Hutchison, who is scheduled to take the mound in Friday’s series opener at Seattle instead. Drew Pomeranz gave up two runs in 1 2/3 innings, and the bullpen also struggled to contain Toronto’s potent hitters. Dan Otero (2-4) allowed two runs in three innings for the loss. Bo Schultz got Ike Davis to ground into a double play for his first career save.