October 19, 2021

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Toronto Blue Jays Root New York Yankees, inch close to playoff berth

Toronto Blue Jays Root New York Yankees, inch close to playoff berth

Buffalo, United States – Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night showed why they could be a dangerous wild-card team in the playoffs.

Danny Johnson The Blue Jays used a 16-hit attack and an eight-run sixth innings to bulldoze the New York Yankees 14-1 at Sahlen Field, beating two solo homers. Johnson hit four hits and three runs to help Blue Jayes get closer to nailing the playoff berth.

“It was a great feeling to put ourselves in this place,” Jansen said. “But we still have work to do.”

Toronto (29-27) reduced their magic number to one with a win and could claim the first post-season spot since 2016 with a win at the end of the series on Thursday.

Cavan Biggio did it three times, Randall Grichuk A pair added runs and Vladimir Guerrero Jr., had three RBIs. Starter Robbie Ray Was effective in four-plus innings ఇ and AJ Cole Threw a scoreless fifth inning for victory.

Under Major League Baseball’s expanded playoff structure, 16 teams will advance to the post-season. Division winners in each league receive the No. 1 to No. 3 seed, the second-place team the sixth-fourth seed, and the second-placed two wild-card teams the seventh and eighth seed.

Los Angeles, currently ninth in the AL, kept alive their bleak playoff hopes ahead Wednesday with a 5-2 win over San Diego Podres.

Experienced right-handed rheumatism Masahiro Tanaka (3-3), Blue Jays took advantage of the double breaks and scored two quick runs in the first inning.

With Biggio after the lead-off walk, Thioscar Hernandez Take an unexpected high bounce near the grass lip and hit a double play ball in the middle to go into the outfield.

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Guerrero hit the single that Biggio scored with the first run of the game. Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez Tried to pick the young slugger from the first base, but the wide throw went from the right-field line when Hernandez went home.

Ray blew through the first inning, but issued two runs in the second. Geo Urshela Alone and approved ball allowed to load bases Look you The Yankees to score a solo run.

New York loaded the bases with nothing in the fifth inning. But Cole (3-0) stopped the Yankees by admiring the heart of the order Stanton in Giancarlo And gaining the lead to lead the Majors in Hoyters – on and off the infield fly Gleber Torres In the flyout.

“It’s really a game,” Johnson said. “It’s too big for us. The bases are loaded, there are no outs, come in and get it.

Toronto followed up by placing New York’s first three batters in sixth. The Blue Jays took full advantage of batting with a two-run single by Lourdes Gurrial Jr. and provided Biggio’s two-run double serve as the highlight blows.

The victory came a day after New York beat Toronto 12-1.

“Today is the big game after yesterday,” said Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoya. “They did it all year – come back from top losses. It’s great to see another good pitcher like Tanaka come back tonight and achieve all those runs. A big win for us.”

New York (32-24) had four hits and four defeats in the season-high. The Yankees have the magic number one spot to finish second in the East Division.

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Ray, who was dragged after the first two batsmen reached fifth, allowed three hits, four walks and had five strikeouts. Tanaka gave up three runs, eight hits and three walks while making five runs.

Johnson, who went deep for himself in fourth, added another shot to the Yankees catcher of eighth. Eric Kratz, Gives six homers at the Toronto backstop this season.

Wild-card entry when Toronto reached post-season four years ago. The Blue Jays reached the AL Championship Series for the second year in a row.

Notes: Ross stripping He relieved four shutout innings for his first save. … The game took three hours and 39 minutes to play. … Blue Jays will send Ace Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-2, 3.00 era) to the mound on Thursday. The Yankees also begin to play left-handed Jordan Montgomery (2-2, 5.12). … The Blue Jays close their regular season with a three-game weekend series with the Baltimore Orioles.

This report of the Canadian Press was first published on September 23, 2020.

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