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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...

The Tampa Bay Rays celebrate after eliminating the Toronto Blue Jays during Game 2 of an American League wild-card baseball series Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Renfroe slam helps Rays sweep young Blue Jays in 1st round

Oct. 1, 2020 1:19 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays gathered in front of their dugout and posed for a celebratory team picture they're hoping will not be the last they take this postseason. Hunter Renfroe hit a grand slam and the top-seeded Rays won a postseason series for the first time in 12 years,...

Tampa Bay Rays' Randy Arozarena hits a triple off Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Robbie Ray during the fourth 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)

Snell sharp, Margot HR, Rays beat Blue Jays 3-1 in opener

Sep. 29, 2020 9:51 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Beyond ace lefty Blake Snell, the small-market Tampa Bay Rays are light on household names. On the postseason stage, the American League’s No. 1 seed showed just where all that dominance is coming from. “Tonight was a pretty good representation of the Tampa Bay...

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)

Young Blue Jays say they aren't intimidated by top seed Rays

Sep. 29, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — When the Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays opened the pandemic-delayed season a little over two months ago, there was little to indicate the AL East rivals might meet again to begin the playoffs. While the Rays launched the truncated 60-game schedule with expectations of...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts flies out to right field during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Lots of unfamiliar territory in 2020 baseball playoffs

Sep. 29, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Mookie Betts, meet Devin Williams and his devastating changeup. Aaron Judge, take a closer look at a much improved Shane Bieber. Fernando Tatis Jr., say hello to Jack Flaherty. Welcome to the first round of the 2020 playoffs, a class with an unusual amount of homework — and precious...

Toronto Blue Jays Jonathan Villar safely steals second base as Baltimore Orioles infielder Hanser Alberto drops the ball during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Jays lose finale to Orioles 7-5, will face Rays in playoffs

Sep. 27, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays are set to face the Tampa Bay Rays in the first round of the postseason after losing to the Baltimore Orioles 7-5 on Sunday in their regular season finale. The Orioles denied Toronto (32-28) a chance to finish second in the AL East and instead relegated the Blue...

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...