TORONTO (AP) — Lourdes Gurriel Jr. launched his fifth career grand slam, Teoscar Hernández hit a go-ahead, three-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to stop the Yankees’ nine-game winning streak, beating New York 10-9 Sunday.
Josh Donaldson, Anthony Rizzo, Gleyber Torres, Kyle Higashioka and Marwin Gonzalez each hit home runs for the Yankees, who led 8-3 in the sixth inning. New York lost for just the second time in 18 games.
“This was going to be an easy win, that’s what I thought,” Yankees right-hander Luis Severino said. “You know, it’s not over until it’s over. They made a great comeback.”
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 17th home run and George Springer also connected for the Blue Jays.
Toronto got all of 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 Wandy Peralta (1-1) couldn’t protect the five-run lead.
Gurriel made it 8-7 with his two-out slam off Castro in the sixth, awakening the crowd of 44,395.
“Credit to Gurriel,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “He worked an at-bat, got to two strikes, and didn’t miss his pitch. “
Hernández brought the fans to their feet again in the seventh with his third home run in five games, making it 10-8.
“Against the Yankees, every game is going to be like that,” Hernández said of the intense, back-and-forth matchup. “Everybody knows the team that they have, the run they’re on right now.”
Yimi Garcia (1-3) struck out three in 1 1/3 innings for the win.
Tim Mayza gave up Rizzo’s pinch-hit homer in the eighth, cutting it to 10-9, then allowed an infield hit to Gonzalez and walked pinch-hitter Jose Trevino. Closer Jordan Romano came on and got…