CC hurts knee, Donaldson homers twice, Jays beat Yankees 4-2

TORONTO (AP) CC Sabathia gave up two two-run homers to Josh Donaldson and then left the game after three innings when his right knee flared up.

The left-hander could miss his next turn in the New York Yankees' rotation.

J.A. Happ won his sixth straight decision against the Yankees, and the Blue Jays beat New York 4-2.

Sabathia (9-5) limped off the field after his knee flared up in the third and did not return. It was his shortest outing since a 2 2/3-inning stint against Toronto on July 4.

''I thought he had a little bit of a limp coming off the field,'' manager Joe Giarardi said. ''When he came off he said he was feeling it every pitch and that's why I pulled him.''

Sabathia has worn a brace on his right knee since suffering soreness late in the 2015 season. He will return to New York Wednesday for further examination.

''It's just frustrating,'' Sabathia said. ''It's been healthy all year. To go out today and not have it be where I want it to be is just frustrating.''

The left-hander, who lost consecutive starts for the first time in 2017, acknowledged his knee led to control problems against the Blue Jays.

''It's just hard for me to get over my front side and finish the pitches,'' he said. ''When I can't do that, I don't know where the ball is going.''

Donaldson connected twice against Sabathia, who came in with an AL-best 2.29 ERA in 10 road starts. The 2015 AL MVP, Donaldson hit a drive to right-center in the first, and hooked one down the left field line in the third. He finished 2 for 4 with four RBIs.

''Huge home runs right there to give us the lead early in the game,'' Happ said.

It was the 12th multihomer game of Donaldson's career and his second this season, both coming against the Yankees.

Entering play Tuesday, Donaldson had not homered in 35 career at-bats against Sabathia, striking out more times (9) than he had hits (8).

Happ (5-8) allowed one run and four hits in 5 2/3 innings, improving to 6-0 in 10 starts against the Yankees since 2014.

''He looks as good as I've ever seen him,'' manager John Gibbons said.

Garrett Cooper drove in both Yankees runs with a single in the second and a sacrifice fly in the eighth.

New York used two walks and an infield single to load the bases with two outs in the sixth, but Dominic Leone got Cooper to fly out.

''We just never got the hits when we needed them,'' Girardi said.

New York has scored two runs or fewer in five of its past six games.

Leone got one out, Danny Barnes pitched 2/3 of an inning and Ryan Tepera worked 1 1/3 innings before Roberto Osuna finished for his 29th save in 36 chances. Osuna had blown three of his previous five chances.

New York, which leads the AL wild card standings, has allowed the opposition to score first in nine of its past 10 games.

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge went 0 for 2 with two strikeouts. Judge has struck out in 25 consecutive games, the longest streak in Yankees history.

CHANGE OF PLANS?

If Sabathia is sidelined, the Yankees may have to shelve plans to rest rookie LHP Jordan Montgomery, who was demoted to the minor leagues last weekend in an attempt to limit his innings. Montgomery was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday after going 7-6 with a 4.05 ERA in 21 starts and 115 2/3 innings. New York wants him to pitch about 180 innings this year. Montgomery set a career high with 139 1/3 innings at Double-A Trenton and Scranton last season.

CATCHING ON

Yankees C Gary Sanchez was back in the starting lineup Tuesday after being benched Sunday and starting at DH Saturday. Sanchez leads the majors with 12 passed balls and is second among catchers with 10 errors. He was hit on the left wrist by a pitch in the eighth but stayed in the game. He had no fielding mishaps.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: 1B Greg Bird (bruised right ankle) and 2B Starlin Castro (strained right hamstring) hit on the field and took ground balls. Bird said he expects to begin a minor league rehab assignment in about a week. ... Girardi said OF Aaron Hicks (strained right oblique) could return as soon as this weekend's home series against Boston.

Blue Jays: Toronto placed RHP Cesar Valdez (shoulder) on the 10-day DL and recalled RHP Leonel Campos from Triple-A Buffalo.

UP NEXT

Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (8-10, 4.93) will be pitching on six days' rest when he takes the mound Wednesday. Tanaka is 3-3 with a 2.98 ERA over his past eight starts.

Blue Jays: With Wednesday's scheduled starter Valdez landing on the DL, Toronto is expected to promote RHP Nick Tepesch from Triple-A Buffalo to start against the Yankees. Acquired from Minnesota last month, Tepesch is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in three games at Buffalo.

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  • W: J. Happ (5-8)L: C. Sabathia (9-5)S: R. Osuna (29)
  • HR: TOR - J. Donaldson 2 (15)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Gardner CF50000002.257.350.449.7990.0
C. Frazier LF40100031.243.274.477.751-0.5
a- J. Ellsbury PH10000000.244.324.357.6810.0
A. Judge RF30000221.297.424.6221.0461.0
G. Sanchez C21000112.263.341.485.8262.5
C. Headley DH21100100.273.354.399.7534.0
D. Gregorius SS40100004.307.332.501.8341.0
T. Frazier 3B30100102.207.331.411.7422.0
G. Cooper 1B30220003.286.300.464.7644.0
R. Torreyes 2B40100004.287.305.370.6751.0
  • a-popped out for C. Frazier in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Bautista RF41100010.216.321.384.7052.5
R. Martin C31100001.227.356.387.7432.0
J. Donaldson 3B42242000.247.370.486.85614.0
J. Smoak 1B30100111.299.377.590.9672.5
K. Morales DH40100013.251.314.455.7701.5
S. Pearce LF30200101.266.338.467.8054.0
E. Carrera PR-LF00000000.302.367.451.8180.0
K. Pillar CF40000006.245.296.395.6920.0
R. Refsnyder 2B30100000.143.250.224.4741.0
a- R. Goins PH-SS10100000.219.272.338.6111.0
D. Barney SS-2B40000002.234.284.299.5830.0
  • a-singled for Refsnyder in the 8th
BATTING
  • SF - G. Cooper
  • RBI - G. Cooper 2 (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - G. Cooper
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Bautista (19), J. Smoak (18), K. Morales (19), S. Pearce (10)
  • HR - J. Donaldson 2 (15)
  • SH - R. Martin
  • RBI - J. Donaldson 4 (40)
FIELDING
  • E - B. Mitchell 2 (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Sabathia (L, 9-5)3.06441324.051.31-5.5
B. Mitchell4.03001003.601.368.0
D. Robertson1.01000002.490.952.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Sabathia (L, 9-5)3.0
B. Mitchell4.0
D. Robertson1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Happ (W, 5-8)5.24114503.771.3115.5
D. Leone (H, 5)0.11000002.501.05-1.0
D. Barnes (H, 7)0.22000003.181.06-2.0
R. Tepera (H, 12)1.10111103.451.081.5
R. Osuna (S, 29)1.00000003.400.8610.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Happ (W, 5-8)5.2
D. Leone (H, 5)0.1
D. Barnes (H, 7)0.2
R. Tepera (H, 12)1.1
R. Osuna (S, 29)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sabathia 57-34, B. Mitchell 67-39, D. Robertson 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sabathia 5-1, B. Mitchell 10-3, D. Robertson 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Sabathia 16, B. Mitchell 17, D. Robertson 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - R. Tepera 2 (7)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 97-57, D. Leone 8-5, D. Barnes 8-7, R. Tepera 29-16, R. Osuna 9-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 5-6, D. Barnes 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Happ 24, D. Leone 2, D. Barnes 3, R. Tepera 7, R. Osuna 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Gardner CF50000002.257.350.449.7990.0
C. Frazier LF40100031.243.274.477.751-0.5
a- J. Ellsbury PH10000000.244.324.357.6810.0
A. Judge RF30000221.297.424.6221.0461.0
G. Sanchez C21000112.263.341.485.8262.5
C. Headley DH21100100.273.354.399.7534.0
D. Gregorius SS40100004.307.332.501.8341.0
T. Frazier 3B30100102.207.331.411.7422.0
G. Cooper 1B30220003.286.300.464.7644.0
R. Torreyes 2B40100004.287.305.370.6751.0
Total3127205619-----
  • a-popped out for C. Frazier in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Bautista RF41100010.216.321.384.7052.5
R. Martin C31100001.227.356.387.7432.0
J. Donaldson 3B42242000.247.370.486.85614.0
J. Smoak 1B30100111.299.377.590.9672.5
K. Morales DH40100013.251.314.455.7701.5
S. Pearce LF30200101.266.338.467.8054.0
E. Carrera PR-LF00000000.302.367.451.8180.0
K. Pillar CF40000006.245.296.395.6920.0
R. Refsnyder 2B30100000.143.250.224.4741.0
a- R. Goins PH-SS10100000.219.272.338.6111.0
D. Barney SS-2B40000002.234.284.299.5830.0
Total33410422314-----
  • a-singled for Refsnyder in the 8th
BATTING
  • SF - G. Cooper
  • RBI - G. Cooper 2 (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - G. Cooper
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Bautista (19), J. Smoak (18), K. Morales (19), S. Pearce (10)
  • HR - J. Donaldson 2 (15)
  • SH - R. Martin
  • RBI - J. Donaldson 4 (40)
FIELDING
  • E - B. Mitchell 2 (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Sabathia (L, 9-5)3.06441324.051.31-5.5
B. Mitchell4.03001003.601.368.0
D. Robertson1.01000002.490.952.0
Total8.01044232---
PITCHERSIP
C. Sabathia (L, 9-5)3.0
B. Mitchell4.0
D. Robertson1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Happ (W, 5-8)5.24114503.771.3115.5
D. Leone (H, 5)0.11000002.501.05-1.0
D. Barnes (H, 7)0.22000003.181.06-2.0
R. Tepera (H, 12)1.10111103.451.081.5
R. Osuna (S, 29)1.00000003.400.8610.0
Total9.0722560---
PITCHERSIP
J. Happ (W, 5-8)5.2
D. Leone (H, 5)0.1
D. Barnes (H, 7)0.2
R. Tepera (H, 12)1.1
R. Osuna (S, 29)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sabathia 57-34, B. Mitchell 67-39, D. Robertson 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sabathia 5-1, B. Mitchell 10-3, D. Robertson 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Sabathia 16, B. Mitchell 17, D. Robertson 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - R. Tepera 2 (7)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 97-57, D. Leone 8-5, D. Barnes 8-7, R. Tepera 29-16, R. Osuna 9-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 5-6, D. Barnes 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Happ 24, D. Leone 2, D. Barnes 3, R. Tepera 7, R. Osuna 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Cooper hit sacrifice fly to left, Sanchez scored24
  • 3RD INNING
    Donaldson homered to left, Martin scored14
  • 2ND INNING
    Cooper singled to shallow right, Headley scored12
  • 1ST INNING
    Donaldson homered to right center, Bautista scored02
  • 9TH INNING
    • Roberto Osuna relieved Ryan Tepera
    • Darwin Barney at second
    • Ezequiel Carrera in left
    • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gardner lined out to shortstop
    • Jacoby Ellsbury hit for Clint Frazier
    • J. Ellsbury: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ellsbury popped out to second
    • A. Judge: Judge fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • R. Tepera Pitching:
    • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Sanchez hit by pitch
    • C. Headley: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Headley hit by pitch, Sanchez to second
    • D. Gregorius: Foul, Gregorius popped out to third
    • T. Frazier: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Frazier walked, Sanchez to third, Headley to second
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cooper hit sacrifice fly to left, Sanchez scored
    • R. Torreyes: Ball, Foul, Foul, Torreyes lined out to center
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Mitchell Pitching:
    • S. Pearce: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pearce reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • Ezequiel Carrera ran for Steve Pearce
    • David Robertson relieved Bryan Mitchell
    • K. Pillar: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pillar grounded into double play third to second to first, Carrera out at second
    • Ryan Goins hit for Rob Refsnyder
    • R. Goins: Ball, Goins singled to shallow center
    • D. Barney: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Barney lined out to center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Danny Barnes relieved Dominic Leone
    • R. Torreyes: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Torreyes singled to shallow center
    • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Gardner grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Torreyes out at second
    • C. Frazier: Frazier singled to shallow right center
    • Ryan Tepera relieved Danny Barnes
    • A. Judge: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Judge struck out looking
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Mitchell Pitching:
    • R. Martin: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Martin lined out to right
    • J. Donaldson: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Donaldson safe at first on Mitchell fielding error
    • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Smoak flied out to deep center
    • K. Morales: Morales grounded out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Happ Pitching:
    • A. Judge: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Judge struck out looking
    • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked
    • C. Headley: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Headley walked, Sanchez to second
    • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Gregorius flied out to deep left
    • Dominic Leone relieved J.A. Happ
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Frazier reached on an infield single to shortstop, Sanchez to third, Headley to second
    • G. Cooper: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cooper flied out to right
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • B. Mitchell Pitching:
    • R. Refsnyder: Ball, Ball, Refsnyder grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Barney: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Barney grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Bautista: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Bautista flied out to center
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Happ Pitching:
    • G. Cooper: Cooper singled to right center
    • R. Torreyes: Torreyes reached on fielder's choice to second, Cooper out at second
    • B. Gardner: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gardner lined out to left
    • C. Frazier: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • B. Mitchell Pitching:
    • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Donaldson grounded out to second
    • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Smoak doubled to shallow right
    • K. Morales: Ball, Strike swinging, Morales grounded out to first, Smoak to third
    • S. Pearce: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pearce walked
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Ball, Pillar grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Happ Pitching:
    • C. Headley: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Headley flied out to right
    • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Gregorius grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier lined out to third
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Bryan Mitchell relieved CC Sabathia
    • R. Refsnyder: Foul, Refsnyder singled to center
    • D. Barney: Foul, Barney grounded into double play third to second to first, Refsnyder out at second
    • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bautista safe at first on Mitchell fielding error
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Martin reached on fielder's choice to second, Bautista out at second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Happ Pitching:
    • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gardner lined out to shortstop
    • C. Frazier: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
    • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Judge walked
    • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Sabathia Pitching:
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Martin singled to shallow center
    • J. Donaldson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Donaldson homered to left, Martin scored
    • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Smoak struck out on foul tip
    • K. Morales: Strike swinging, Ball, Morales doubled to shallow left
    • S. Pearce: Pearce grounded out to third
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pillar popped out to second
    • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Happ Pitching:
    • C. Headley: Strike looking, Headley singled to shallow right center
    • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Gregorius singled to shallow right, Headley to second
    • T. Frazier: Frazier grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Headley to third, Gregorius out at second
    • G. Cooper: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Cooper singled to shallow right, Headley scored
    • R. Torreyes: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Torreyes grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Sabathia Pitching:
    • R. Refsnyder: Ball, Refsnyder grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Barney: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Barney grounded out to second
    • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bautista struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Happ Pitching:
    • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Gardner flied out to deep left
    • C. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
    • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Judge walked
    • G. Sanchez: Foul, Sanchez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Judge out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Sabathia Pitching:
    • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Ball, Bautista doubled to right
    • R. Martin: Martin hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Bautista to third
    • J. Donaldson: Ball, Ball, Donaldson homered to right center, Bautista scored
    • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked
    • K. Morales: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Morales struck out swinging
    • S. Pearce: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pearce doubled to deep left, Smoak to third
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pillar grounded out to first
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)