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Jays end Yankees’ nine-game winning streak

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Jun 19, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) hits a two run home run against the New York Yankees in the first inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
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Teoscar Hernandez hit a three-run, go-ahead home run in the seventh, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit his fifth career grand slam, and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the visiting New York Yankees 10-9 on Sunday.

The Blue Jays overcame an 8-3 deficit to salvage the final game of the three-game series and end the Yankees’ winning streak at nine.

For Toronto, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a two-run blast and George Springer added a solo homer.

Josh Donaldson hit a two-run home run for New York. Gleyber Torres, Kyle Higashioka, Marwin Gonzalez and Anthony Rizzo added solo shots.

Toronto left-hander Yusei Kikuchi allowed three runs, three hits and two walks with five strikeouts in four innings.

Yankees right-hander Luis Severino allowed five runs, three hits and four walks with nine strikeouts in five-plus innings.

Bo Bichette walked in the first inning and Guerrero hit his 17th homer. Torres led off the second with his 13th homer of the season. Joey Gallo led off the third with a walk and Donadson hit his sixth homer of the season.

Gallo led off the fifth with a walk against Adam Cimber. DJ LeMahieu bunted for a single and Aaron Judge hit an RBI double. Torres hit a two-out, two-run double.

Springer hit his 13th homer of the season in the bottom of the fifth.

Max Castillo made his major-league debut in the sixth and allowed homers to his first two batters — Higashioka’s fourth of the season and Gonzalez’s first.

Severino allowed Guerrero’s single and Alejandro Kirk’s walk to start the bottom of the sixth and was replaced by Miguel Castro. Matt Chapman walked with two out to load the bases, and Gurriel hit his fourth homer of the season.

Wandy Peralta (1-1) allowed Bichette’s infield single to open the bottom of the seventh and Kirk’s one-out walk before Hernandez hit his sixth home run of the season to give Toronto a 10-8 lead.

Yimi Garcia (1-3) retired four straight batters. Tim Mayza replaced him with one out in the eighth and allowed. Pinch hitter Rizzo’s 18th homer of the season, Gonzalez had an infield single, pinch hitter Jose Trevino walked.

Jordan Romano replaced Mayza to finish the inning. Romano pitched around a walk and a single in the ninth to earn his 17th save.

–Field Level Media