New York Yankees

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 19: Josh Donaldson #28 of the New York Yankees slams his bat after getting hit by a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning during their MLB game at the Rogers Centre on June 19, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images)


Just when it looked like the New York Yankees were on pace to never lose a baseball game again, baseball reminded us all that at some point, a loss has to happen. And it did on Sunday, as the Yankees watched an 8-3 lead turn into an ugly 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays up in Toronto, snapping New York’s eight game winning streak.

For five and a half innings everything was going the Yankees way. They got home runs from Gleyber Torres, Josh Donaldson, Marwin Gonzalez, and Kyle Higashioka. Luis Severino was workman like through five innings allowing only three runs. It looked like nothing could keep the Yankees from their 50th victory of the year.

Then the bottom fell out. Severino gave up a lead-off single to Vladimir Guerrero and walked Alejandro Kirk before Aaron Boone removed him for former Met Miguel Castro. It didn’t work out.  Castro walked the bases loaded, and proceeded to serve up a grand slam home run to Lourdes Gurriel to cut the Yankees lead down to 8-7.

In the bottom of the seventh, the Blue Jays kept the pressure on, this time against reliever Wandy Peralta. Peralta gave up a single to Bo Bichette and walked Kirk. Finally, Teoscar Hernandez crushed a three-run homer to push the Blue Jays in front 10-8, stunning the Yankees.

Anthony Rizzo would get the Yankees closer with a solo shot in the eighth, but the Yankees wouldn’t score again. Aaron Judge struck out swinging with two men on to end the eighth, and Rizzo struck out with a pair aboard in the ninth to end the game.

The Yankees will try for win number 50 tomorrow in Tampa Bay.