Blue Jays will deal with Mariners in playoffs

The Toronto Blue Jays’ to start with foe in the playoffs is now formal.

Toronto is slated to take on the Seattle Mariners in 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 vacation to Toronto when the Boston Pink Sox tripped the Tampa Bay Rays 6- in a match identified as immediately after five innings due to the fact of rain.

Obtaining clinched the top rated place in the wild card, the Blue Jays will have household-subject edge versus a single of the two teams they had been battling against late in the normal year for the edge.

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It is just the 2nd time in 6 seasons Toronto has produced the playoffs. The team’s previous appearance in the publish-year was in 2020 in which it acquired swept in the wild-card round by the Tampa Bay Rays, who will enter these playoffs as the third wild-card seed.

The previous time the Blue Jays manufactured it to “October baseball” before then was in 2016 when the group made it to the AL Championship Series for the second consecutive year.

Toronto clinched a playoff location Sept. 30 after the Baltimore Orioles dropped a 5-3 determination to the Boston Crimson Sox. The Blue Jays then took keep of the No. 1 wild card location on Monday with a 5-1 win above the Orioles paired with Seattle’s 4-3 decline to the Detroit Tigers.

Toronto is 2-5 in its time series in opposition to the Mariners. The two sides had matched up in two independent series’ with the Blue Jays taking the 1st one particular 2-1 at household in May possibly, then dropping all 4 in the 2nd collection at Seattle in July.

The crew is heading into the publish-season with a head of steam. Following dropping two of its ultimate a few games against the New York Yankees very last 7 days, Toronto has now received 4 straight with two games remaining.

The Blue Jays near the season on the highway with a doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday.

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

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