MLB: Close Battle! So goes the American League Wild Card

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.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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