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Blue Jays lose split-squad pre-season games to Yankees and Phillies

Toronto Blue Jays' Christian Lopes attempts a double play after New York Yankees' Francisco Diaz is forced out during a spring training baseball game on Feb. 26, 2017.

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The Toronto Blue Jays dropped a pair of exhibition split-squad games Sunday, falling 7-2 to the New York Yankees and 10-3 to the Philadelphia Phillies.

At Dunedin, Fla., Andres Blanco went deep and Nick Williams drove in two runs for the Phillies.

Jose Bautista went 2-for-3, including a double in the first inning, and Kendrys Morales went 2-for-2 with a solo home run and two runs batted in for Toronto, which committed three errors.

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Ben Lively picked up the win for Philadelphia, while Justin Shafer took the loss for Toronto.

Jays starter Joe Biagini gave up two hits and a walk and struck out three over 1 2/3 innings.

At Tampa, Starlin Castro hit a three-run homer and Billy McKinney added a two-run shot to power the Yankees' offence.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia had a two-run homer for the Blue Jays.

Luis Severino picked up the win for New York.

Brett Oberholtzer surrendered three earned runs over two innings and took the loss for Toronto.

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