Blue Jays victory clinches professional sports record in Toronto
The Toronto Blue Jays late-night victory over the Oakland Athletics capped a quartet of wins for Toronto based teams yesterday for the first time in franchise history.
The four victories marked the first time in Toronto sports history that the Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, Raptors, and Toronto FC have all reigned victorious on the same day. It is the eighth time all four teams have played on the same day but the first time they have never completed the sweep.
The three major sports teams last all won together on April 12th, 2002, however, the soccer club was not included in that record.
The Maple Leafs took a stranglehold on their first-round playoff series with the Boston Bruins winning 2-1. The Leafs now own a 3-2 series lead and will look to close out the series with their Beantown rival on Sunday.
The Raptors took a 2-1 series lead in their first-round matchup as well besting the Orlando Magic 98-93 to gain the advantage in their respective series. Pascal Siakam led all shooters with 30 points pacing the Raptors to the victory.
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While the Toronto FC soccer club edged Minnesota 4-3 in MLS soccer league action last night.
The Blue Jays snapped a seven-game winless streak versus Oakland winning the contest 5-1 on the heels of a sparkling pitching performance by Marcus Stroman. The “Stro-Show” was on full display tossing eight solid innings surrendering a lone run on six hits. Stroman fanned six including slugger Khris Davis three times.
The game also saw the likes of Brandon Drury, Danny Jansen, and Socrates Brito all contribute offensively. Brito snapped an 0-21 streak when he notched an RBI single for his first knock as a Blue Jay.
The Jays now sport a 9-12 record and sit in third place in the AL East just one game back of the second place New York Yankees. It was definitely a historic night to be a Toronto sports fan.