DUNEDIN, Fla. — Toronto left-hander J.A. Happ pitched four solid innings in the Blue Jays' 3-1 exhibition loss to the New York Yankees on Wednesday.
Happ, recently named the No. 2 starter in the Jays' regular-season rotation, allowed two hits and an earned run over four innings, striking out two and not issuing a walk.
Austin Romine and Brett Gardner hit RBI singles off Mike Bolsinger in the fifth inning to give New York (23-8) the win. Aaron Judge opened the scoring for the Yankees with an RBI single in the second.
Gregorio Petit provided all of Toronto's offence with a run-scoring single in the fourth.
The Blue Jays (11-18) are off Thursday before kicking off a two-game exhibition series against Pittsburgh at Montreal's Olympic Stadium on Friday.
Toronto opens its regular season Monday at Baltimore.
The Canadian Press