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Toronto Blue Jays' Travis Shaw, left celebrates his two-run home run with teammate Randal Grichuk during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Grichuk, Shaw homer, Pearson returns as Blue Jays beat O's

Sep. 25, 2020 10:31 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Randal Grichuk and Travis Shaw homered, Nate Pearson returned from an elbow injury to earn his first major league win and the playoff-bound Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-5 Friday night. Shaw narrowly missed a multihomer game, hitting a double in the seventh that...

Toronto Blue Jays players, coaches and staff celebrate a 4-1 win over the New York Yankees in a baseball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Toronto clinched a postseason berth with the win. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Blue Jays clinch 1st playoff spot since 2016, beat Yanks 4-1

Sep. 24, 2020 11:18 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Barred from playing in their own ballpark this year because of COVID-19, the vagabond Toronto Blue Jays have found a home in the playoffs. The slumping New York Yankees, meanwhile, look likely to play on the road in the postseason, where they’ve struggled all year. Hyun Jin Ryu...

Tampa Bay Rays' Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, right, of Japan, celebrates with teammates after a baseball game against the New York Mets Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in New York. The Rays won 8-5. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Rays beat Mets 8-5, clinch 1st AL East title in 10 years

Sep. 24, 2020 1:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Confetti instead of champagne. Silly string instead of beer. The Tampa Bay Rays, long accustomed to doing more with less, figured out a way to maximize the division-clinching celebration they were allowed to enjoy during a 2020 season shortened by the coronavirus. Randy Arozarena homered...

Pozuelo scores in 90th minute, Toronto FC beats NYCFC 1-0

Sep. 23, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Alejandro Pozuelo scored on a penalty kick in the 90th minute and Alex Bono tied the Toronto FC shutout record with 28 in the Reds' 1-0 victory over New York City on Wednesday night. Pozuelo scored his fifth of the season, beating goalkeeper Sean Johnson with a right-footed shot to...

Toronto Blue Jays' Danny Jansen, left, crosses home plate in front of New York Yankees catcher Gary Sánchez, right, after hitting a solo home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Yankees make four errors, lose 14-1 to Blue Jays

Sep. 23, 2020 11:31 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Gary Sánchez made two of his team’s season-high four errors and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the sloppy Yankees 14-1 Wednesday night, dealing New York perhaps a fatal blow in its race for home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs. “That was not Yankee...

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Elton John performs

Elton John announces new North American dates for final tour

Sep. 23, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After postponing several shows because of the coronavirus pandemic, Elton John is saying hello to the yellow brick road of touring. The pop icon announced Wednesday that his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour” will return to North America on Jan. 19, 2022, in New Orleans. John...

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow throws a pitch to the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

LEADING OFF: Glasnow, Rays try to win AL East, Bieber ready

Sep. 23, 2020 3:02 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: RAYS THE BANNER Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow (4-1, 4.21 ERA) gets his final tuneup for the postseason when he faces Robinson Canó and the New York Mets at Citi Field. Glasnow and the playoff-bound Rays hope to make it a special night -- they can clinch...

Yankees' Lyons kept from game after lineup card mix-up

Sep. 23, 2020 12:49 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Tyler Lyons walked to the mound to relieve Yankees ace Gerrit Cole, then walked right back to New York’s dugout without throwing a pitch against Toronto. Turned out the 32-year-old left-hander wasn’t on the umpires’ lineup card, plate umpire Carlos Torres and...

Tampa Bay Rays catcher Michael Perez, left, tags out New York Mets' Pete Alonso at home plate during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Alonso, Mets put Rays' clinch party on hold with 5-2 win

Sep. 23, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The thrifty Tampa Bay Rays have spent a decade trying to take down the big spenders in their division. They'll have to wait at least one more night to put away the New York Yankees. Pete Alonso and the New York Mets prevented Tampa Bay from clinching the AL East crown Tuesday, beating the...

New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws to a Toronto Blue Jays batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Cole has sharp playoff prep as Yankees rout Blue Jays 12-1

Sep. 22, 2020 11:44 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Gerrit Cole limited the Toronto to five hits over seven innings in his final preparation for the playoffs, and Aaron Hicks drove in three runs in a 12-1 rout over the Blue Jays on Tuesday night. Cole (7-3) struck out seven and walked none, inducing 11 ground-ball outs and 14 swings and...