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Springer's homer lifts Blue Jays to 7-5 pre-season win over Yankees

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Shaun Anderson delivers during a Spring training game against the New York Yankees at TD Ballpark on Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Dunedin, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor

DUNEDIN, Fla. — George Springer hit a two-run homer for the Toronto Blue Jays in a 7-5 pre-season win over the New York Yankees on Sunday.

The Jays face Detroit on Monday and cap spring training Tuesday against Baltimore.

Toronto, 8-5 in the pre-season, opens the regular season at home Friday against the Texas Rangers.

Springer's two-out home run in the sixth inning off Yankees reliever Clarke Schmidt broke a 5-5 deadlock.

Toronto starter Shaun Anderson gave up four runs on three hits in three innings of work. He walked one and struck out three.

Yankees shortstop Isiah-Kiner Falefa hit a two-run home run in the first inning.

Third baseman Josh Donaldson went 2-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run.

Yankees starter Luis Gil allowed five runs on eight hits in 2.1 innings. He walked one and struck out two.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 3, 2022.

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