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Sit back and watch Josh Donaldson crush a 481-foot homer down a third-deck stairwell

Josh Donaldson is a powerful man. The Blue Jays third baseman backed up that idea with authority during Sunday's 13-7 loss to the Twins at Target Field, blasting two home runs in the first two innings off Kyle Gibson. 
The first homer was particularly noteworthy. Connecting on a 1-0 pitch in the first inning, Donaldson crushed a dinger that came to a landing in a stairwell -- in the third deck. The view was just spectacular: 

That's good for one of the longest homers struck by a Blue Jays hitter since Statcast was introduced:

It's also the third-longest hit at Target Field since Statcast began in 2015, trailing only Nelson Cruz's 493-foot shot in 2016 and Kennys Vargas' 483-foot moonshot earlier this season. 
Nicely done, Josh.