Martin, Donaldson homer to help Blue Jays power past A's 5-2

Jul 23, 2015 8:47 PM by Ross Field

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Russell Martin homered, doubled and drove in three runs, Josh Donaldson went deep against his former team and the Toronto Blue Jays powered past the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Thursday.

The Blue Jays continued their pop at the plate to give knuckleballer R.A. Dickey (4-10) all the support he needed. Dickey allowed two runs and five hits in 8 1-3 innings in place of ill starter Drew Hutchison, who is scheduled to take the mound in Friday's series opener at Seattle instead.

Drew Pomeranz started after the A's traded lefty Scott Kazmir to Houston for a pair of minor leaguers before the game. Pomeranz gave up two runs in 1 2-3 innings, and the bullpen also struggled to contain Toronto's potent hitters.

Bo Schultz got Ike Davis to ground into a double play for his first career save.

Dan Otero (2-4) allowed two runs in three innings for the loss.

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