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Blue Jays can punch their own ticket to the postseason tonight

BUFFALO, NEW YORK - AUGUST 30: Toronto Blue Jays celebrate after Teoscar Hernandez #42 hit a walk-off two run single to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 at Sahlen Field on August 30, 2020 in Buffalo, New York. All players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. The day honoring Jackie Robinson, traditionally held on April 15, was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Blue Jays are the home team and are playing their home games in Buffalo due to the Canadian government’s policy on coronavirus (COVID-19). (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NEW YORK - AUGUST 30: Toronto Blue Jays celebrate after Teoscar Hernandez #42 hit a walk-off two run single to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 at Sahlen Field on August 30, 2020 in Buffalo, New York. All players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. The day honoring Jackie Robinson, traditionally held on April 15, was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Blue Jays are the home team and are playing their home games in Buffalo due to the Canadian government’s policy on coronavirus (COVID-19). (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images) /
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The Toronto Blue Jays can control their own postseason destiny and clinch a playoff spot with a victory of the New York Yankees this evening.

The Blue Jays magic number sits at one for them to punch their ticket into the pandemic shortened postseason. Toronto will have their ace on the mound as they finish up a four-game series with their division rivals.

Both the Angels and Mariners are idle tonight so the only way the Jays can secure a postseason berth this evening is with a victory over the Yankees. Both teams have been taking turns beating up on one another as the Jays followed up an embarrassing 12-1 loss Tuesday with a lopsided laugher of their own 14-1 last night.

It would be fitting and much more enjoyable if they can hand the Yankees another loss, win the series and clinch on their home field. The Blue Jays are also well positioned for a victory with Hyun Jin Ryu toeing the rubber opposite Jordan Montgomery in the series finale.

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Toronto is 28-27 on the season and will in all likelihood be the eighth seed when it is all said and done. With just four games remaining in the season, it would appear the Jays will lock horns with the Tampa Bay Rays who just clinched the first overall spot in the American League.

One thing is for sure, the kids are resilient and not deterred by the big stage, they can take a pounding and be right back at it the next night ready to dish out one of their own. They will have their hands full with Tampa but don’t sleep on the Blue Jays in the postseason.

Toronto is 4-6 versus the Rays this season, however, four their losses were by just one run including a pair of walk-off losses. They are not going to back down from anyone and feel like they belong.

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Saddle up folks, it is going to be a fun week or two of baseball.

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