Donaldson's double-double fuels offence as Jays edge Yankees
Josh Donaldson hit a pair of two-run home runs off CC Sabathia to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 4-2 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 win improves the Blue Jays (53-59) to 4-3 in their last seven after going .500 on their recent six-game road trip through Chicago and Houston. New York (59-52) meanwhile has dropped five of its last seven games.
Donaldson got the Blue Jays on the board with one out in the first, taking Sabathia's 2-0 pitch over the wall in centre field for his 14th homer of the season. It was Donaldson's first career home run off the Yankees starter in 36 career at-bats.
The Yankees responded in the second when Garrett Cooper's RBI single scored Chase Headley from third.
Valdez added to disabled list
The Toronto Blue Jays placed right-hander Cesar Valdez on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday with a right shoulder impingement.
Right-handed reliever Leonel Campos was recalled from triple-A Buffalo in a corresponding move.
Valdez has started three games for the Blue Jays this season and has struggled in the last two. He lasted just 3 1/3 innings on Friday in a 16-7 loss to the Houston Astros, allowing six runs on six hits and walking two.
The 32-year-old Valdez is 1-1 with a 7.63 earned-run average in 11 games this season with both Toronto and Oakland.
The Blue Jays claimed Valdez off waivers from the Athletics in May.
Campos has appeared in six games for Toronto this season, posting a 2.08 ERA and striking out 10 over 8 2/3 innings.