Donaldson Homers, Blue Jays Beat Rangers 3-2

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Josh Donaldson hit his 18th home run, Drew Hutchison won his fifth straight decision and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 Sunday.

Donaldson got two hits as the Blue Jays sent Texas to its eighth loss in 10 games.

Hutchison (8-1) allowed one unearned run and four hits in 5 2-3 innings. He improved to 6-1 with a 2.12 ERA in eight home starts.

Hutchinson ended each of the first four innings with a strikeout, stranding four runners.

Roberto Osuna got four outs for his second save as the Blue Jays beat the Rangers for the 12th time in 16 meetings.

Rougned Odor doubled to start the ninth but Prince Fielder and Adrian Beltre flied out before Osuna struck out Mitch Moreland on three pitches.

Chi Chi Gonzalez (2-3) lost his third straight decision. He gave up three runs and four hits in six innings.

Toronto made it 3-0 in the fifth. Ezequiel Carrera scored from first when Rangers left fielder Joey Gallo bobbled Devon Travis' double. Jose Reyes followed with an RBI single.

Texas cut it to 3-1 on an RBI single by Elvis Andrus in the sixth. Hutchison left one batter later after walking Gallo to load the bases.

Aaron Loup came on and escaped the jam by getting Leonys Martin to strike out looking.

Loup left after Texas loaded the bases with three straight singles in the seventh. Beltre drove in the second Texas run with a grounder off reliever Bo Schultz, but Moreland ended the inning by grounding out.

Andrus doubled off Steve Delabar to begin the eighth and went to third on Gallo's comebacker. Robinson Chirinos drew a two-out walk but Osuna came on and struck out Shin-Soo Choo on three pitches.


Rangers: RHP Matt Harrison (back surgery) threw his second bullpen session of the weekend before the game and is scheduled to start at Triple-A Round Rock on Wednesday. ... OF Josh Hamilton (left hamstring) could be activated off the DL in time for Monday's game at Baltimore. Hamilton started in CF at Round Rock on Sunday.


Rangers: LHP Wandy Rodriguez (4-3, 4.06) gets the start as Texas begins a four-game series at Baltimore. RHP Bud Norris (2-6, 6.70) starts for the Orioles. Rodriguez is 4-0 with a 2.28 ERA in seven road starts.

Blue Jays: RHP R.A. Dickey (3-7, 4.88) faces RHP Clay Buchholz (5-6, 3.68) as Toronto begins a four-game series against Boston. Dickey has won just once in his past six starts. He's 0-2 with a 6.16 ERA in three starts against the Red Sox this season.

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