Toronto Blue Jays will face Mariners in playoffs

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The Toronto Blue Jays’ first foe within the playoffs is now official.

Toronto is slated to tackle the Seattle Mariners within the American League wild-card spherical. The sequence will lead off Friday at Rogers Centre.

The Seattle Mariners defeated the Detroit Tigers 7-6 in 10 innings, and stamped their journey to Toronto when the Boston Pink Sox tripped the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 in a recreation known as after 5 innings due to rain.

Having clinched the highest spot within the wild card, the Blue Jays could have home-field benefit towards one of many two groups that they had been battling towards late within the common season for the sting.

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It’s simply the second time in six seasons Toronto has made the playoffs. The crew’s final look within the post-season was in 2020 the place it acquired swept within the wild-card spherical by the Tampa Bay Rays, who will enter these playoffs because the third wild-card seed.

The final time the Blue Jays made it to “October baseball” earlier than then was in 2016 when the crew made it to the AL Championship Sequence for the second consecutive season.

Toronto clinched a playoff spot Sept. 30 after the Baltimore Orioles dropped a 5-3 resolution to the Boston Pink Sox. The Blue Jays then took maintain of the No. 1 wild card spot on Monday with a 5-1 win over the Orioles paired with Seattle’s 4-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers.

Toronto is 2-5 in its season sequence towards the Mariners. The 2 sides had matched up in two separate sequence’ with the Blue Jays taking the primary one 2-1 at residence in Could, then dropping all 4 within the second sequence at Seattle in July.

The crew is heading into the post-season with a head of steam. After dropping two of its ultimate three video games towards the New York Yankees final week, Toronto has now gained 4 straight with two video games remaining.

The Blue Jays shut the season on the street with a doubleheader towards the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Oct. 4, 2022.

© 2022 The Canadian Press

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