Blue Jays Use a Late Power Surge to Beat the Yankees, 11-7

Blue Jays Use a Late Power Surge to Beat the Yankees, 11-7


TORONTO — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a go-ahead, three-run homer off Zack Britton in a five-run eighth inning, Randal Grichuk had a pair of homers and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Yankees, 11-7, on Wednesday night and send New York to its first three-game losing streak since early April.

Former Yankees infielder Brandon Drury and Grichuk combined for back-to-back homers against Luis Cessa in the eighth. New York has lost the first two games of a three-game set, ending a streak of nine consecutive series wins. New York has not won 10 series in a row since 1954.

Toronto trailed 7-4 in the seventh but closed against Jonathan Holder on a two-run, two-out double by Teoscar Hernández. Both runs were unearned because of a throwing error by shortstop Gleyber Torres on Guerrero’s leadoff grounder.

A poor throw by Gio Urshela, one of two errors by the third baseman, led to an unearned run in the fifth.

James Paxton allowed four runs over 4⅔ innings and 83 pitches in his second start back from the injured list. Adam Ottavino followed and Tommy Kahnle stranded the bases loaded in the sixth by striking out Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

D.J. LeMahieu hit a three-run homer and had four R.B.I.s, and Gary Sánchez had a solo drive for New York.

Sam Gaviglio (4-1) picked up the win with two hitless innings in relief, and the Blue Jays won three straight home games for the first time this season.

Blue Jays right-hander Trent Thornton allowed four runs and five hits in five innings.



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