What were another few hours?
The Blue Jays 15-2 drubbing of the Orioles was the first of a double-header on Wednesday.
Although it wasn’t the exact setting in which the Blue Jays would have liked to celebrate, considering the festivities will have to wait until after tonight’s game, the feeling was still genuine for the players.
He did give up one run, but he closed things down to preserve the win for the Blue Jays as they won their first AL East title since 1993. “It was a big hurdle to get over. It’s been so damn long”. It marked Toronto’s first division title – and first postseason berth of any kind – since 1993, when they went on to win the World Series.
The Jays (92-65) have won six successive games and are pursuing the best record in the American League, which would give them home-field advantage throughout the AL playoffs. “That would be a dream come true for me”. We didn’t pitch well and it can make you look that way. “So, we thought we had a shot”. “So, I man, if somebody’s going to beat us, they’re going to have to play tremendously”.
Winning the division seemed inevitable in recent days as the Yankees struggled and the Blue Jays kept rolling.
March 10, 2015 – Marcus Stroman, who was supposed to be Toronto’s 24-year-old ace, tears the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during fielding practice and is expected to be out for the season.
The Blue Jays pitching staff has been solid as of late and Wednesday was no different. Davis and Wieters then added their homers in the eighth off right-hander Steve Delabar.Gausman did not need much other support on this night because the right-hander was on his game.
Edwin Encarnacion wanted in on the action as he hit a two-run home run in the seventh to put the run total in double digits at 10-0.
The Orioles won the second game, 8-1.
One year ago, Baltimore earned its first division title since 1997. The giddy clubhouse joy.
“This is something else”, Dickey said. “I don’t care if you’re American or you’re a Japanese guy, it doesn’t matter”. For this reason alone, taking home field advantage away from the Royals is of monumental importance.
A’s 8, ANGELS 7 (at Anaheim, Calif.) – Los Angeles pinch hitter Collin Cowgill grounded out to end the game with the tying run on third.
Home-field throughout the playoffs is within reach, too. We’ve got to be better than that.
The crown ensures the team won’t have to play in a one-game wild card showdown.
All eyes are on the playoffs now, where Gibbons believes there’s more to accomplish.
By Wednesday, clinching the division felt like an inevitability.
“I don’t find it offensive”, Bush said in a taped interview to air on Friday on the Sirius XM radio show “The Arena”.
When the parents of the child didn’t immediately come forward, Price took to Twitter to help locate the boy and his friend, eventually sending both of them brand-new Price jerseys.