Juan Soto’s three-run homer in debut leads Yankees past Blue Jays

New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge sits in the dugout with left fielder Juan Soto during a baseball spring training workout Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, in Tampa, Fla. (Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo)

Juan Soto belted a three-run homer to power the New York Yankees past the Toronto Blue Jays 12-6 in spring training action Sunday afternoon.

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New York scored two runs in the third, three in the fourth and three more in the sixth to take a commanding 10-1 advantage.

But Toronto countered with five runs in the seventh inning. Alan Roden’s three-run double was the big blow for the Blue Jays.

However, New York rounded out the scoring with its two final runs in the eighth.

Alejandro Kirk also homered for Toronto. 

Right-hander Bowden Francis took the loss. He allowed four hits, two runs (both earned) and fanned two over two innings.

Toronto hosts the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday in Dunedin, Fla.

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