TORONTO — Teoscar Hernandez smacked his chest as he paraded at Rogers Center base and celebrated his triple homer that gave the Toronto Blue Jays the lead. Lourdes Gurriel Jr., who helped the Jays close the gap to a point with his grand slam, celebrated Hernandez’s brilliance from the top step of the bullpen.
Those hard hits helped the Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 10-9 on Sunday.
“It was very emotional, it was a big moment in the game,” Hernandez said of his celebration. “It was at a crucial moment and my team needed me. I had to do my best at batting. »
The Yankees have a solid 11-game lead over the Blue Jays, who occupy the second tier of the American East Division. Aaron Boone’s men also rank first in Major League Baseball.
The Jays were on a strong run going into the series, and slowing down the Yankees, even if it was just for one game, will boost their confidence.
“Every game against the Yankees will be like this,” Hernandez said. Everyone knows what kind of team he has […] and the order in which they are located. »
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. started the game with a two-run homer while George Springer fired a solo homer to help the Jays (38-28) save from a sweep in the three-game series against the Yankees.
Jay’s starter Yusei Kikuchi (2-3) allowed three runs with three hits and hit five in four innings of work. He gave up two walks.
Adam Cimber, Max Castillo – who was playing his first game in Major League Baseball -, Yimi Garcia, Tim Mayza and Jordan Romano were relieved.
Former Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer for the Yankees (49-17), whose winning streak ended at nine.
Gleyber Torres, Kyle Higashioka, Marwin Gonzalez and ER Anthony Rizzo have all hit solo homers for the New York squad.
Luis Severino (4-1) hit nine batsmen but allowed five runs in five innings. Back-up pitchers Miguel Castro and Wandy Peralta allowed the other five runs while Ron Marinaccio got the job done.
“It seemed like an easy win, I thought so,” said Severino. You know it’s not over until it’s over. They made a great comeback. »
The Blue Jays will return to the streets on Monday. Jose Berrios (5-2) gets the start against the Chicago White Sox. Lance Lynn, who started the season on the injured list, will start for the White Sox.
In other games:
St Louis 4 – Boston 6
STL: Juan Yepez hit a three-run homer in the ninth.
BOS: Nick Pivetta hit 10k over seven innings and Christian Vazquez hit a three-run homer. Trevor Story earned his 10th home run.
Tampa Bay 1 – Baltimore 2
VG: Corey Kluber (3-4) was the losing pitcher.
BALL: Anthony Santander shot home. The Orioles win a straight series against Tampa for the first time since 2017.
Texas 3 vs. Detroit 7
TEXT: Corey Seager hit his 15th homer of the season.
TE: Robbie Grossman homed and drove in four runs.
Kansas City 0-Oakland 4
KC: The Royals were limited to a meager three hits.
OAK: Sean Murphy had three hits and drove in three of his club’s four runs.
LA Angels 4 – Seattle 0
LAA: Mike Trout hit his 21st homer of the season at the expense of starter Logan Gilbert.
SEA: The Mariners’ offense was anemic with two hits.
Chicago White Sox 3 – Houston 4
CHI: AJ Pollock put the Sox to two runs behind the Astros with a prolific triple in the 8th inning.
hoo: Mauricio Dubon hit his 3rd home run of the season, good for two runs.