The Toronto Blue Jays have clinched the highest wild-card seed within the American League and can play their first-round collection at Rogers Centre beginning Friday.
The Blue Jays locked up the spot Monday evening when the Seattle Mariners dropped a 4-3 choice to the Detroit Tigers.
Toronto defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 earlier within the night in a rain-shortened sport.
Main League Baseball modified the wild-card format for this post-season. Three wild-card groups will make the minimize in every league this yr together with the three division winners.
The Blue Jays, seeded fourth within the American League, will host the fifth-seeded group — both the Mariners or the Tampa Bay Rays — in a best-of-three collection. All video games might be performed in Toronto.
The winner will advance to play the top-seeded Houston Astros within the best-of-five AL Division Sequence beginning Oct. 11.
The sixth-seeded membership will open towards the No. 3 Cleveland Guardians on Friday within the different AL wild-card collection. The winner will tackle the No. 2 New York Yankees within the ALDS.
The division collection winners will advance to the best-of-seven American League Championship Sequence. The winner of that collection will play the Nationwide League champion within the World Sequence beginning Oct. 28.
The Blue Jays final made the playoffs in 2020. Toronto was swept by the Rays in a wild-card collection that yr.
Toronto gained World Sequence titles in 1992-93.
After successful the Fall Traditional for the second time, the Blue Jays did not return to the playoffs till 2015. Toronto reached the ALCS that yr and returned to the ultimate 4 in 2016.
This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Oct. 3, 2022.