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Martin, Donaldson lead Blue Jays past McCullers, Astros 7-4

With his team coming off a morale-boosting series victory at Yankee Stadium the day before, Russell Martin wasn't about to allow the Toronto Blue Jays to let up.

The veteran catcher homered and matched a season high with three hits as the Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 7-4 on Thursday night.

"It's a tough team and any time you get to win the first game of a series, it feels good," Martin said. "We've been playing pretty good ball lately so I think the key is just doing that."

Francisco Liriano (5-4) pitched six solid innings and Roberto Osuna converted his 21st consecutive save opportunity as the Blue Jays won their third straight and moved into...

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