MLB: George Springer hands Blue Jays victory with two-run homer

George Springer hit a two-run homer to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 7-5 victory over the New York Yankees on Sunday in the Grapefruit League.

Springer’s slap on a pitch from reliever Clarke Schmidt broke a 5-5 tie in the sixth inning.

Jays starter Shaun Anderson allowed four runs on three hits in three innings of work. He walked one base and struck out three batters.

For the Yankees, shortstop Isiah-Kiner Falefa and third baseman Josh Donaldson also hit two-run homers. Donaldson ended his day at the plate with two hits and a walk.

Yankees starter Luis Gil allowed five runs on eight hits in two and a third innings. He walked and struck out two batters.

With the victory, the Blue Jays’ record is now 8-5 in preseason games. The regular season begins in Toronto on Friday against the Texas Rangers.

Until then, two preseason games are scheduled for Monday against the Tigers and Tuesday against the Orioles.

Toro hits for .400

In addition, Quebecer Abraham Toro had one hit in four appearances in a Seattle Mariners 10-8 victory over the Kansas City Royals.

With the regular season opener just days away, Toro has hit .400 so far in practice.



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