Of course, if Johnny Cueto is back to being Johnny Cueto, where the Royals play their postseason games might not matter so much. On September 29th, the Jays are 90-65 and have a most likely insurmountable four game lead over the Yanks.
When the dust settled the Jays were up 4-3 over the Orioles and it would stay that way thanks to Roberto Osuna’s 20th save of the season.
It will be the third straight year the Blue Jays have ended their pre-season with games in Montreal.
Chris Tillman was finally able to solve the problem that’s been Toronto for the Baltimore Orioles.
The postponement means Toronto will have to keep the champagne on ice at least for one more day.
O’Day promptly gave up a RBI single to Ben Revere and moved into scoring position on a single by Donaldson. Bautista tied it by poking a liner into right field, but got caught in a rundown after an abortive bolt toward second base on the throw home.
Tillman’s outing was a surprise, but God knows he was due. One of the runs charged to him scored after he left the game.
After Edwin Encarnacion led off the second inning with his 36th home run, Baltimore answered in the bottom half.
As long as Cecil can remain this hot, the Blue Jays bullpen could be an area of strength.
However, the Cy Young contender’s contract expires at the end of this season, meaning he could be little more than a three-month rental for the Jays. Jonathan Schoop followed with a single to right.
The comeback came after Tillman took a four-hitter into the eighth. However in the tradition of Tom Matte with the Baltimore Colts, he can come through in the clutch with the best of them.TWINS 8, ANGELS 1 (at Minneapolis) – Rookie Tyler Duffey allowed three hits in seven shutout innings, Eddie Rosario and Joe Mauer hit two-run homers, and Minnesota beat the Angels to pull even with Los Angeles in the AL wild-card race.Orioles: Brach took his first loss in 39 games since June 6.
Estrada, meanwhile, was just as sharp after the bomb by Flaherty.
When Boston Red Sox pitcher Rich Hill (W, 1-0) found himself working out with his former Babe Ruth baseball team while awaiting a call from an MLB franchise this past spring, it’s doubtful that he expected to become an ace of sorts down the stretch for his hometown franchise.
Behind the plate for Estrada once again was Dioner Navarro. Tulowitzki and manager John Gibbons both said they’re hoping he might get into the lineup in this series but they want to be careful.
Now I can’t believe the Blue Jays gave up only Lind for him. Toronto does hold a small AL east lead on the Yankees, which the Blue Jays could clinch by Tuesday night.
“We can win any way possible”, Smoak said.
“We felt good with Darren going in there”, Wieters said. I think it helps.