Blue Jays fall to Yankees in Grapefruit League play as Judge, Rizzo homer

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge bats against the Washington Nationals during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Wednesday, March 1, 2023, in Tampa, Fla. (David J. Phillip/AP)

TAMPA, Fla. — Third baseman Matt Chapman and catcher Andres Sosa both drove in runs as the Toronto Blue Jays dropped a 6-2 exhibition decision to the New York Yankees on Sunday.

New York took control of the game with three runs in the fifth inning. The Yankees then added two more in the sixth before scoring their final run in the seventh.

Toronto scored its runs in the seventh and ninth innings.

Aaron Judge and Anthony Rizzo each homered for New York while Jhony Brito threw 5 1/3 hitless innings with three strikeouts.

Francis Bowden went 4 1/3 innings en route to taking the loss.

Toronto hosts the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday.

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