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Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Cavan Biggio throws out Tampa Bay Rays' Mike Zunino at first during the fifth inning of Game 1 of a wild card series playoff baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Taste of playoffs leaves young Blue Jays 'hungry for more'

Oct. 1, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — A brief taste of playoff baseball gave the young Toronto Blue Jays a big appetite for another shot at October glory. “We’re hungry for more, so we’ll be back,” catcher Danny Jansen said after the Blue Jays were swept out of the wild-card round by the AL East...

Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Rowdy Tellez, right, celebrates a win over the New York Yankees with teammates after a baseball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Tellez on Blue Jays' roster against Rays and Roark left off

Sep. 29, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — First baseman Rowdy Tellez is on the Toronto Blue Jays' roster for their first round playoff series against Tampa Bay after recovering from a strained right knee that had sidelined him since Sept. 8. Tellez could be a designated hitter option for the top-seeded Rays in the...

Members of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrate a 5-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

A capsule look at the Blue Jays-Rays playoff series

Sep. 29, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-three playoff series between the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Florida, beginning Tuesday. ___ TORONTO BLUE JAYS Record: 32-28. Playoff Entry: AL wild card. Playoff Seed: No. 8. Manager: Charlie Montoyo (second season). Projected Rotation: RHP Matt Shoemaker...

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...

Toronto Blue Jays' Cavan Biggio, right, scores on a balk and is greeted by Teoscar Hernandez during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Phillies fail to sweep Blue Jays; Harper has stiff back

Sep. 20, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies could hit the road for their playoff push without Bryce Harper in the lineup. Harper left Philadelphia’s 6-3 loss Sunday to the Toronto Blue Jays with lower back stiffness, and any absence of the slugging right fielder could sap the Phillies' bid for their first...

Philadelphia Phillies Andrew McCutchen (22) hits an RBI single during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

Velasquez, McCutchen lead Phillies past slumping Blue Jays

Sep. 19, 2020 10:29 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Vince Velasquez pitched six strong innings, Andrew McCutchen hit the go-ahead single in the fifth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the slumping Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 on Saturday night. The Phillies helped their playoff chances once again and will look to sweep the four-game...

New York Yankees' Luke Voit celebrates hitting a three-run home run with DJ LeMahieu (26) and Tyler Wade (14) during the second inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Yanks blow out Blue Jays 20-6, move into 2nd in AL East

Sep. 16, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have transformed back into Bronx Bombers after a three-week stretch in which they nearly bombed out of postseason contention. DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit and became the first players at the top of New York's batting order to have five RBIs the same game, and New York rocketed past...

San Diego Padres' Jurickson Profar, right, reacts after scoring on a fielder's choice in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan)

LEADING OFF: Blue Jays-Yanks, Padres go for 9th straight

Sep. 15, 2020 3:36 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ PLAYOFF PURSUIT Second place in the AL East is up for grabs when Toronto opens a critical three-game series at Yankee Stadium. Cavan Biggio and the Blue Jays are a half-game ahead of New York — the top two teams in each division qualify for the...

San Diego Padres' Jurickson Profar, right, reacts after scoring on a fielder's choice in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan)

LEADING OFF: Blue Jays-Yanks, Padres go for 9th straight

Sep. 15, 2020 2:16 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: ___ PLAYOFF PURSUIT Second place in the AL East is up for grabs when Toronto opens a critical three-game series at Yankee Stadium. Cavan Biggio and the Blue Jays are a half-game ahead of New York — the top two teams in each division qualify for...