TORONTO — Lourdes Gurriel Jr. started his fifth career grand slam, Teoscar Hernández hit a starting shot, three runs and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to end the Yankees’ nine-game winning streak and lead New York 10-9 beat sunday.
Josh Donaldson, Anthony Rizzo, Gleyber Torres, Kyle Higashioka, and Marwin Gonzalez all hit home runs for the Yankees, who led 8-3 in the sixth inning. New York lost for the second time in 18 games.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 17th home run and George Springer also scored for the Blue Jays.
Toronto got all of their runs on home runs and became the first Yankees opponent to hit double digits this season. New York leads the majors with a 49-17 record.
Yankees relievers Miguel Castro and Wandy Peralta (1-1) failed to defend their five-run lead.
Gurriel made it 8-7 with his two-out slam on Castro in the sixth, rousing the 44,395 crowd.
Hernández got the fans back on their feet in the seventh with his third home run in five games for a 10-8.
Yimi Garcia (1-3) hit 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 on Gonzalez and walked with pinch-hitter Jose Trevino. Jordan Romano closed in and tricked DJ LeMahieu into flying out, then punched Aaron Judge to end the threat.
Romano wrapped it up in the ninth round with his 17th save in 19 chances, getting Rizzo on the floor to beach the tie at third base.
Yankees right-hander Luis Severino, who pitched against the Rays for the first time since his illness Thursday, allowed five carries and three hits in more than five innings. He walked a season high four and batted a nine.
Donaldson pointed his racquet in anger after being hit by a throw by Blue Jays left-hander Yuseki Kikuchi in the first game. After Giancarlo Stanton struck, the inning ended when catcher Alejandro threw Kirk behind Donaldson to get him off first base.
Guerrero gave Toronto an early lead by knocking out Severino at the end of the first. Torres, who had three hits and three RBI, homed in the second.
Donaldson, who won the 2015 AL MVP with Toronto, flipped his racquet and admired his shot after his double homer in the third. After crossing the plate, Donaldson performed a celebratory dance with Joey Gallo, who had walked left before the two-exit.
Torres hit a double in the fifth run and Higashioka and Gonzalez hit back-to-back homers against right-hander Max Castillo, who was making his major league debut.
Yankees: LHP Aroldis Chapman (left Achilles tendonitis) held a bullpen session, not a live batting practice, Saturday at New York’s spring training complex in Tampa, Fla. He will host live batting practice Tuesday, manager Aaron Boone said.
Blue Jays: RHP prospect Nate Pearson left Sunday’s rehab excursion for Triple-A Buffalo after two pitches because of a sore right shoulder.
CATCH WITH DAD
Alex Montoyo, the son of Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo, tossed the ceremonial first toss to his father.
IN ACCORDANCE 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.
Toronto selected Castillo from Triple-A Buffalo and optional RHP Casey Lawrence to Triple-A.
Yankees: RHP Gerrit Cole (6-1, 3.33) starts Monday as New York travels to Florida to begin a three-game streak against the Rays. LHP Shane McClanahan (7-3, 1.84) starts for Tampa Bay.
Blue Jays: RHP José Berríos (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) goes for the White Sox.