Donaldson, Osuna lead the way
TORONTO — Josh Donaldson hit a pair of two-run home runs off of CC Sabathia to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 4-2 American League baseball win over the New York Yankees on Tuesday at Rogers Centre.
Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ (5-8) went 5 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run on four hits while striking out five and walking four to improve to 8-2 in 16 career starts against the Yankees.
Closer Roberto Osuna, who had blown three of his previous five save attempts, picked up his 29th save of the season in the win.
The victory improves the Blue Jays (53-59) to 4-3 in their past seven after going .500 on their recent sixgame road trip through Chicago and Houston. New York (59-52) meanwhile has dropped five of its past seven games.
Donaldson got the Jays on the board with one out in the first, taking Sabathia’s 2-0 pitch over the wall for his 14th homer of the season.
Then, with the Blue Jays leading 2-1 in the third, Donaldson put Sabathia’s slider into the second deck for another two-run home run. It marked the 12th career multihomer game for the Toronto third baseman and second this year ( June 2). He showed his defensive skills in the bottom half of the third, leaping to snare a Todd Frazier line drive.
Right-hander Nick Tepesch will reportedly be recalled from Triple-A Buffalo to make Wednesday’s start for the Jays against the Yanks.