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Jays cruise past Yankees for second straight win

DUNEDIN, Fla. – Justin Turner, Daulton Varsho and Santiago Espinal each had two RBIs as the Toronto Blue Jays earned their second straight win topping the New York Yankees 8-1 in pre-season action Tuesday.

Starting pitcher Jose Berrios (1-0) struck out three batters, walked one and gave up three hits and a single run in 3 1/3 innings of work for Toronto (8-9). Alejandro Kirk and Kevin Kiermaier also picked up RBIs in the win.

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Jose Rojas drove in Trent Grisham with an RBI single in the opening inning to put New York (8-10) ahead early before surrendering eight unanswered runs.

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Duane Underwood (0-1) took the loss, giving up three hits and two runs in 1 1/3 innings.

Yankees starter Dennis Santana, who had two strikeouts, gave up three hits and one run in 1 2/3 innings.

Toronto hosts the Pittsburgh Pirates (7-10) on Wednesday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 12, 2024.

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