Yankees blow 5-run lead as Blue Jays rally to beat the Bombers, 10-9. Win streak ends at 9

TORONTO — After getting beat here the last two games, the Blue Jays simply out-bombed the Bombers Sunday. Toronto hammered four homers off the Yankees, rallied from a five-run deficit and pulled off a 10-9 win at the Rogers Centre.

It snapped a nine-game winning streak for the Yankees (49-17) and the first time their pitchers had allowed 10 runs this season. They were the last team in the majors to give up 10 runs in a game. The four home runs they allowed was just one shy of the season-high of five allowed by Gerrit Cole in Minnesota. The Blue Jays (38-28) cut the Yankees’ lead in the American League East to 11 games with the win.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit a grand slam off Miguel Castro in the sixth and Teoscar Hernandez hit a three-run shot off Wandy Peralta in the seventh to give the Blue Jays their first lead since the first inning of the game.

Anthony Rizzo, pinch hitting in the eighth, hit his third home run in the last four games to cut it to a run. Marwin Gonzalez singled to get the tying run on and Jose Trevino, pinch hitting, drew a walk to force Blue Jays’ manager Charlie Montoyo to go to his closer. Jordan Romano coaxed a fly out from DJ LeMahieu and then struck out Aaron Judge swinging.

The Yankees had the tying run on third when Romano walked Giancalo Stanton and Aaron Hicks singled with two outs in the ninth. Rizzo grounded out to second to end the game.

Kyle Higashioka and Marwin Gonzalez went back-to-back  in the sixth off Max Castillo, who was making his major league debut. Not only was it Gonzalez’s first home run as a Yankee, but the first by a Bombers’ shortstop this season. The Yankees were the only major …read more

Source:: The Denver Post

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