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Sport Young and surprising Blue Jays clinch AL wild-card spot

05:40  25 september  2020
05:40  25 september  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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  Blue Jays hoping for bullpen help for postseason race After a rough three-game sweep at the hands of the Yankees, the Toronto Blue Jays have lost six in a row and fallen into the final qualifying wild card spot in the American League. Now trailing the Yankees by 5 games for second place, the Toronto/Buffalo Blue Jays are pretty well locked into their current spot in the standings, with Fangraphs giving them a 0.9% chance to re-take 2nd place from the Yankees, but a 91.5% chance to hold off the Mariners, Angels, and Tigers for the final playoff spot in the American League postseason bracket. Though they share a record with the Astros, Houston should secure 2nd place in the AL West.

Due to a Tigers' loss, the Blue Jays announce that they clinched a Wild Card spot during their game against the Red Sox.

Daily Recap: The Blue Jays clinched a Wild Card spot by closing out the season with a 2-1 win over the Red Sox.

The surprising Toronto Blue Jays have clinched a spot in American League playoffs.

a group of baseball players standing on top of a grass covered field: The young Toronto Blue Jays clinched a wild card berth in the MLB playoffs with a win Thursday night. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) © Provided by Yahoo! Sports The young Toronto Blue Jays clinched a wild card berth in the MLB playoffs with a win Thursday night. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)

With a 4-1 win over the Yankees on Thursday, the Blue Jays joined a loaded field that includes the Tampa Bay Rays, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians. It’s Toronto’s first postseason appearance since 2016 and only their third since winning back-to-back World Series in 1992-93.

Rookie Alejandro Kirk has HR, 4 hits, Jays beat Yankees 11-5

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Ok blue jays let's play ball. Actually we clinched the FIRST wild card spot . Let's be honest though, it really isn't that surprising considering how competitive the AL East has been this season.

Jays will host Orioles in AL wild - card game Tuesday after Aaron Sanchez flirts with no-hitter in win over Red Sox. BOSTON—The Blue Jays swarmed the field, pouring over the railing from the dugout and racing in from their positions, to mob Roberto Osuna on the Fenway Park mound as the final out

The Blue Jays success has been shocking for a couple reasons. First and foremost, they didn’t get to play a true home game all season after Canadian officials ruled against them traveling in and out of Canada during the pandemic. The Blue Jays made Sahlen Field in Buffalo their home away from home.

Beyond that, the Blue Jays weren’t figured to be contenders just yet. The franchise has been in rebuild mode, but has developed quicker than expected. The young core of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette and Cavan Biggio have all been contributors and supporting players like Teoscar Hernandez and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. have made them a dangerous team.

The last remaining playoff spot in the AL figures to go to the Houston Astros when they clinch second place in the AL West. Their magic number heading into Thursday was two. The Blue Jays figure to be the No. 8 seed in the AL, which means they would meet the Rays in a best-of-three series.

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Their magic number for clinching at least a wild card down to two, the AL East-leading Toronto Blue Jays can secure the franchise's first post-season The Toronto Blue Jays can secure the franchise's first post-season spot in 22 years on Friday night as they open a home series against the Tampa Bay

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Snell sharp, Margot HR, Rays beat Blue Jays 3-1 in opener .
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Beyond ace lefty Blake Snell, the small-market Tampa Bay Rays are light on household names. On the postseason stage, the American League's No. 1 seed showed just where all that dominance is coming from.''Tonight was a pretty good representation of the Tampa Bay Rays - our players, how we go about winning games,'' manager Kevin Cash said. ''We found success being really good in tight games. Pitching, the defense, and timely hits are the reasons for it.

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