DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion, Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson each hit long home runs Tuesday, lifting the Toronto Blue Jays to a 10-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Encarnacion’s two-run shot off Sean O’Sullivan in the first inning went over batter’s eye screen in center field. It was the first of the spring for Encarnacion, who has struggled to a .118 average. He also previously missed 16 games with back inflammation.
Bautista’s drive in the fifth, also against O’Sullivan, landed far over the left field fence. Donaldson followed up two batters later with a solo drive off reliever Luis Garcia that easily cleared the 400-foot mark in center.
Prospect Rowdy Tellez added a two-run shot to right for Toronto in the eighth.
O’Sullivan, a candidate for the fifth spot in Philadelphia’s rotation, allowed five hits and five runs in four innings. He also walked four and struck out two.
Toronto starter Aaron Sanchez was roughed up in 4 1-3 innings. The right-hander gave up four runs on six hits with six walks and two strikeouts.
Grady Sizemore drove in a run for the Phillies.
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