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Blue Jays clinch playoff spot with win over Yankees

Blue Jays clinch playoff spot with win over Yankees”

The Toronto Blue Jays accomplished the unexpected on Thursday, reaching the postseason for the first time since 2016 in this insane, pandemic-shortened year.

The Yankees threatened with the two singles to lead off the sixth inning, but Ryu got out of the jam by striking out Giancarlo Stanton on an 88-mile-an-hour cutter, induced Gleyber Torres to fly out to right, and then got Urshela on an easy grounder. 1-3 in each league, second-place teams will be seeded fourth through sixth, and two third-place wild-card teams will get the seventh and eighth seeds.

Cavan Biggio scored three times, Randal Grichuk added a pair of runs and Vladimir Guerrero Jr., had three RBIs. Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez tried to pick the young slugger off first base but a wide throw went down the right-field line as Hernandez trotted home.

Facing veteran right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (3-3), the Blue Jays took advantage of a couple breaks to put up two quick runs in the first inning.

Gio Urshela doubled off Ryu (5-2) in the second inning to extend his hitting streak to 13 games.

Montoya said he hasn't since his wife and family since July 15, but he called his wife and mother to celebrate after the game. Bases loaded, no outs, coming in and getting that.

When Alejandro Kirk ripped a two-RBI double into the left-field corner to score two more in the sixth, not only did the legend of the 21-year-old catcher grow yet again, the Jays had doubled their lead to 4-0 and the socially-distanced (somewhat) celebration was that much nearer.

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"The pressure's off, honestly", manager Charlie Montoyo said of his playoff outlook.

Toronto booked its ticket with a 4-1 victory against the New York Yankees on Thursday night. "The ups and downs, the tough games. we kept believing in ourselves".

NY (32-24) had four hits and a season-high four errors.

Toronto left-hander Robbie Ray allowed one unearned run, three hits and four walks in four-plus innings.

NY can't catch first-place Tampa Bay in the East and has a magic number of one to secure second place in the division. A long playoff drought followed until the Blue Jays reached the ALCS in 2015. "We've been playing playoff-style games for the last three weeks".

Hyun-Jin Ryu earned the playoff-clinching victory at Sahlen Field in Buffalo.

This was a happy ending to a regular season that left the Blue Jays without their usual home, the Rogers Centre, due to government restrictions on border-crossing implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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