03/18/2016 16:47 EDT | Updated 03/19/2017 01:12 EDT

Bautista, Tulowitzki homer in Jays' 7-2 win over Astros

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Jose Bautista and Troy Tulowitzki each hit towering home runs to lead the Toronto Blue Jays past the Houston Astros 7-2 on Friday.

Making his first exhibition start in right field, Bautista connected off Doug Fister in the third for a three-run shot that landed in a patch of trees far beyond the left-field fence. Fister gave up a single to A.J. Jimenez and walked AL MVP Josh Donaldson to set up Bautista's second drive of the spring with one out.

Tulowitzki went deep against reliever Jandel Gustave in the fifth, driving a solo shot past the scoreboard in left-centre field.

Toronto starter Aaron Sanchez, vying for a spot in the starting rotation, gave up one run in 4 2-3 innings on a sacrifice fly by prospect Tyler White.

Sanchez struck out five and walked two.

The Associated Press