Donaldson's booming bat propels Blue Jays to victory over Yankees


"My stuff's there, I have no doubt about that, I just need to slow down a bit". It's kind of out of nowhere.

"It's something I've always dreamt of doing", said Cole. But when you're landing and you have pain every pitch, you're going to have a hard time, and that's what we saw last night. "I feel like over the past month or so mistakes that I'm getting (from the pitchers) aren't happening as much, so I have to capitalize on pitches that are mistakes when I do get the opportunity. When I can't do that, I don't know where the ball is going".

NY added three runs in the ninth.

NY used two walks and an infield single to load the bases with two outs in the sixth, but Dominic Leone got Cooper to fly out. Leone pitched around an infield single to finish the inning. "There's no new damage", Joe Girardi said. I was just missing.

Nick Tepesch allowed Sanchez and Frazier to homer back to back in the second inning, and Gregorius went deep in the third.

The Blue Jays took a 2-0 lead in the first when Donaldson homered after a leadoff double by Jose Bautista.

Green, who came in ranked third among big-league relievers with a 1.41 ERA, allowed a one-out RBI double in the sixth that made it 6-4.

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Garrett Cooper drove in both Yankees runs with a single in the second and a sacrifice fly in the eighth.

Sabathia was returning to NY from Toronto on Wednesday.

With the opportunity to create a memorable first impression in Toronto on Wednesday, Tepesch shook off rough start early in the game but the persistent Yankees spoiled his debut by defeating the Jays 11-5. He has taken a big step forward at the plate this year, slashing.311/.336/.514 with 18 home runs and 55 RBI in 88 games. Josh Donaldson, Steve Pearce and Nori Aoki all added RBIs in the loss, while Kevin Pillar chipped in a double of his own as the Jays put up just six hits as a team in the loss.

"I think he's on a nice little roll", said Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. Previously slated on the Blue Jays' 10-day disabled list, the veteran middle infielder has continued to battle a sprained right ankle while last suiting up back on July 28. Valdez had been scheduled to start Wednesday. Rookie lefty Jordan Montgomery was also a candidate to make the start if the Yankees decide to instead rest Sabathia.

Yankees C Gary Sanchez was back in the starting lineup Tuesday after being benched Sunday and starting at DH Saturday.

Campos has appeared in six games for Toronto this season, posting a 2.08 ERA and striking out 10 over 8 2/3 innings.

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