Beltran Homers as Yanks Drop Jays
Carlos Beltran homered for his first hit this spring, leading the New York Yankees past the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 on Sunday.
Jose Bautista hit his second homer in exhibition play for the Blue Jays.
Beltran’s solo home run came in the third off reliever Todd Redmond and landed far over the right-field fence. It capped a four-run inning that included a two-run homer by Eduardo Nunez.
Bautista connected off Vidal Nuno in the first. Nuno struck out three and gave up two hits in two innings.
Toronto starter Esmil Rogers tossed two innings and allowed an earned run. The right-hander gave up three hits and struck out one.
Jose Reyes, Edwin Encarnacion, Melky Cabrera and Adam Lind each doubled for the Blue Jays.
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter didn’t play.