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Sep 27, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher David Price (left) pours popcorn over the head of third baseman Josh Donaldson (20) after he hit a walk off home run in the ninth inning to give the Jays a 5-4 win over Tampa Bay Rays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday, October 1st  –  7:05 ET
David Price (18-5, 2.45)  vs.  Tyler Wilson (2-2, 3.60)

Capping it off with the ace in Baltimore as David Price searches for win number 19 on the season. This start will line him up for the first playoff game that the Blue Jays are required to play, which, if everything goes as planned, will be a home start in the ALDS.

Price has been nearly untouchable since coming over to the Blue Jays…until his last start. The Tampa Bay Rays got to Price early as the pitcher’s duel between he and Chris Archer quickly became an offensive showcase. Price lasted just 5.0 innings while allowing four earned runs, but that’s little more than an outlier. This will be his opportunity to get back on track before the playoffs.

The right-hander Tyler Wilson will start in game four, and I’m confused as to why he hasn’t gotten more looks in their rotation this year. Wilson did get knocked around badly by the Tampa Bay Rays on September 18th, but outside of that he’s found some nice success. This includes a start against the Blue Jays on June 19th, where he allowed just one earned run over 5.2 innings. There’s a handful of one-strikeout starts in there, though, so expect some balls to be put in play.

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