With an offense that makes September look like batting practice, the Toronto Blue Jays moved to 15-3 on the month and with a loss to the New York Yankees, the Blue Jays now have a 1 1/2 game cushion on them for the American League second wild-card spot. The Boston Red Sox they won, keeping them a complete game ahead of the Blue Jays for first place.
This was just another smooth and convincing victory for the Blue Jays. Even when they managed to win together earlier in the season, it rarely felt solid or sustainable, but right now the team is unified on their best baseball of the season:
With the smallest of the pads on the Yankees, coming off an ugly loss to Cleveland, Toronto can keep this wild month going as it heads to St. Petersburg to face the Tampa Bay Rays.
It will be left-hander Robbie Ray’s turn to take over from Berríos and maintain the momentum of this rotation, but at this point in the season, that’s no longer something the Blue Jays just hope for. It is something they look forward to.
For their part, the Boston Red Sox host the New York Mets on Tuesday at Fenway Park; meanwhile, the Bronx will most likely risk their lives hosting the Texas Rangers on Monday.
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There are two other teams fighting for a Wild Card ticket: Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners, who are two and four games away, in that order, from the Blue Jays for the second Wild Card ticket and what do you think? these two clubs are going to play each other starting today.