Blue Jays beat Tampa Bay Rays

  • Blue Jays beat polk Bay Rays 10 TORONTO It was party time at the Rogers Centre on Saturday afternoon as another sellout Toronto crowd celebrated the Blue Jays' return to the playoffs or a wild 10 8 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. That 47,094 handy, Buoyed by overnight news that is at least a post season wild card berth after a 22 year playoff absence, Were buzzing from the get go under sunny skies turning the stadium into a sea of white due to the fact a rally towel giveaway. What had looked to be a pitching duel between Toronto's David Price and Tampa's Chris Archer become a shootout with 14 runs and 16 hits in the first four innings thurman munson jersey. Jose Bautista and Russell Martin homered as Toronto led 5 0 marriage ceremony first, Battering Archer on his 27th birthday in a 33 frequency inning. It looked to be a romp prior to Rays rallied for four runs in the third inning. Bautista added a solo blast contained rrnside the eighth. It was his 39th of the growing season and third in two days. Roberto Osuna eventually cleaned up a sloppy ninth that saw three runs come in following a flubbed double play attempt that left Rays on second and third with no outs randy johnson jerseys. Archer (12 13) Exited with two outs around the fourth, Down 9 5 after tossing 100 pitches. He gave up nine runs on 10 hits with five walks and three strikeouts at a venue where his career ERA have been completely a stingy 1.66 in seven gets under way. Charges(18 5) Didn't have a vintage sexual effort either but outlasted his former Rays teammate in going five innings. He gave up four earned is run on six hits with six strikeouts and one walk in a 95 pitch outing. It was his 32nd start of season with his team 24 8 when he starts. The lanky remain hander, Who came over from Detroit at the trade due date, Has became 9 1 as a Jay. Greater(89 65) Won its third appropriate in raising its record to 36 14 since Aug. 1. The end time it won 88 plus games was in 1993 when it went 95 67 in winning a second straight World Series. Polk(75 80) Lost for the second day consecutively and ninth time in its last 15. Toronto's magic number to win its area fell to five, Meanwhile belonging to the Yankees playing the White Sox later in the day. Price stopped working the Rays 1 2 3 in the first. Then Ben Revere displayed some Jays hustle, Pounding the throw for an infield single. Josh Donaldson walked and Bautista lined a home run into left field for a 3 0 lead before an out was enlisted. One out further along, Justin Smoak singled and Martin hit his career high 22nd homer a moonshot into left hub. The Jays tied a team record for most five run innings in a season at 27. Greater toronto area leads the majors with 220 home runs, And thus most homers in the first inning with 33. Archer faced men on third and fourth with one out in the top of the second but escaped without further damage. Then it was Price's check out wobble, Loading the bases in the third on two singles and a walk with out using outs. A Steven Souza junior. Single accompanied by a Cliff Pennington throwing error brought in two runs with umpires ruling fan interference someone grabbed the ball as it rolled to the stands did not warrant a third run on the play The inning developed two more runs, Cutting the Jays' outcome 5 4. Toronto helped with with two runs in the third. Logan Forsythe and Kevin Kiermaier would not want to sort out Kevin Pillar's high popout, Which converted into an RBI double. Then Revere delivered Pillar home. Kiermaier atoned getting solo homer in the fourth, Cutting Toronto's extend to 7 5. The Jays loaded the bases with one out from their half of the inning, Scoring two more to restore 9 5. The Jays visit the ball park to learn they had clinched a wild card berth. Most went to bed the previous night thinking the wild card magic number was one Jacoby Ellsbury Jersey. But baseball's number crunchers measured the Jays had indeed clinched at least a wild card berth. As it happens only two of the Rangers, Astros and Angels can finish at 88 74 the Jays' then worst possible record because of the trio's head to head games with each other.

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