Don­ald­son, Osuna lead the way

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS - DHIREN MAHIBAN

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.

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