Blue Jays lose to Yanks, Phillies, Braves

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS - THE CANA­DIAN PRESS

The Toronto Blue Jays dropped a pair of ma­jor-league base­ball exhibition split-squad games Sun­day, fall­ing 7-2 to the New York Yan­kees and 10-3 to Philadel­phia.

At Dunedin An­dres Blanco went deep and Nick Wil­liams drove in two runs for the Phillies.

Jose Bautista went 2-for-3, in­clud­ing a dou­ble in the first, and Kendrys Mo­rales went 2-for-2 with a solo home run and two runs bat­ted in for Toronto, which com­mit­ted three er­rors.

Ben Lively picked up the win for Philadel­phia, while Justin Shafer took the loss for Toronto. Jays starter Joe Bi­agini gave up two hits and a walk and struck out three over 1 2/3 in­nings.

At Tampa Star­lin Cas­tro hit a three-run homer and Billy McKin­ney added a tworun shot to power the Yan­kees’ of­fence. Luis Sev­erino picked up the win for New York.

Jar­rod Sal­ta­la­mac­chia had a tworun homer for the Blue Jays. Brett Ober­holtzer sur­ren­dered three earned runs over two in­nings and took the loss for Toronto.

On Satur­day in Lake Buena Vista, ex-Blue Jay Emilio Boni­fa­cio was 2 for 2 and drove in two runs to help the At­lanta Braves beat Toronto, 7-4, on Satur­day in the Grape­fruit League opener for both teams. An­thony Recker also drove in a pair for the Braves. Jace Peter­son, Ado­nis Gar­cia and Tyler Flow­ers had the other RBI’s.

Glenn Spark­man, the Blue Jays’ pick in De­cem­ber’s Rule 5 draft, took the loss. He al­lowed four runs on four hits through an in­ning of work.

An­thony Al­ford, Reese McGuire, Dwight Smith and Jake El­more, who went 3 for 3, drove in runs for Toronto.

MATT ROURKE, THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Yan­kees’ Didi Gre­go­rius, left, gets bowled over try­ing to tag Toronto Blue Jays’ An­thony Al­ford steal­ing sec­ond.

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