Blue Jays rally from 5 bottom, end Yankees’ 9-game win streak

TORONTO (AP) – Lourdes Gurrill Jr. launched his fifth career Grand Slam, Teoscar Hernandez hit a go-forward, a three-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to halt the Yankees’ nine-game winning streak, 10-9 Sundays to New York.

Josh Donaldson, Anthony Rizzo, Gleber Torres, Kyle Higashioka and Marvin Gonzalez each scored home runs for the Yankees, who took an 8-3 lead in the sixth inning. New York lost for the second time in 18 matches.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 17th home run and George Springer also joined for the Blue Jays.

Toronto got all its runs on homers and became the first Yankees opponent to score in double digits this season. New York leads the majors with a 49-17 record.

Yankees relievers Miguel Castro and Vandy Peralta (1-1) could not save a five-run lead.

Guriel made Castro 8-7 with his two-out slam in the sixth, raising a crowd of 44,395.

Hernandez got the fans on their feet again in five games with his third home run in the seventh, making it 10-8.

Yimi Garcia (1-3) scored three runs in 1 1/3 innings for the win.

Tim Mezza dropped Rizzo’s pinch-hit homer in the eighth, cut it to 10-9, then allowed an infield hit to Gonzalez and went to pinch-hitter Jose Trevino. Around Jordan Romano came and asked DJ LeMahieu to kick out, then Aaron Judge kicked out to put an end to the threat.

Romano finished ninth for his 17th save on 19 occasions, leaving Rizzo off the field to prevent a tying run at third base.

Pitching for the first time since a scratch since Thursday’s start against the Rays due to illness, Yankees right-hander Luis Severino allowed five runs and three hits in his five-run knock. He ran a season-high four and scored nine.

Donaldson threw his bat in anger after first hitting the pitch from Blue Jays left-hander Yuseki Kikuchi. After Giancarlo Stanton was dismissed, the innings ended when catcher Alejandro Kirk threw Donaldson back to pick him from first base.

Guerrero added Severino at the bottom of the first to give Toronto an early lead. Torres, who had three hits and three RBIs, finished second.

Donaldson, who won the 2015 AL MVP with Toronto, flipped his bat and praised his shot after his two-run homer in the third. After crossing the plate, Donaldson had a celebratory dance with Joey Gallo, who was driven to the left from a two-out drive.

Torres hit a two-run double in fifth and Higashioka and Gonzalez hit back-to-back homers on right-hander Max Castillo, who was making his major league debut.

instructor room

Yankees: LHP Aroldis Chapman (left Achilles tendinitis) threw a bullpen session, not live batting practice, at New York’s Spring Training Complex in Tampa, Florida, on Saturday. He will throw live batting practice on Tuesday, manager Aaron Boone said.

Blue Jays: RHP prospect Nate Pearson skipped a rehab outing for Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday after two pitches because of a pain in his right shoulder.

catch up with dad

Alex Montoyo, son of Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo, threw the ceremonial first pitch to his father.

in tune with pop

Blue Jays SS Bo Bichette listed Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” as his walk-up song, the same tune his father, Dante, once used as a slugger for the Colorado Rockies.

roster moves

Toronto selected Castillo from Triple-A Buffalo and RHP Casey Lawrence for Triple-A.


Yankees: RHP Gerrit Cole (6-1, 3.33) starts Monday as Florida head to start a three-match series against the New York Rays. LHP Shane McClanahan (7-3, 1.84) starts for Tampa Bay.

Blue Jays: RHP Jose Berios (5-2, 4.65) starts Monday as the Blue Jays open a three-game series against the White Sox in Chicago. RHP Lance Lynn (0-0, 6.23) for the White Sox.


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