Blue Jays secure playoff spot for 3rd time in 4 years

Blue Jays secure playoff spot for 3rd time in 4 years

The Toronto Blue Jays are heading back to the postseason.

Toronto clinched a wild-card spot after the Seattle Mariners lost to the Texas Rangers on Saturday.

The Blue Jays will start the playoffs Tuesday on the road against either the Tampa Bay Rays or Minnesota Twins.

Blue Jays will face Twins in playoffs with:

TOR Win, TEX Loss, HOU Win
TOR Loss, TEX Win, HOU Win
TOR Loss, TEX Loss, HOU Win

— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) October 1, 2023

Ace Kevin Gausman would’ve started the last game of the regular season Sunday if Toronto needed a victory to clinch. However, he can now be saved for Game 1 of the best-of-three series.

Gausman led arguably baseball’s best rotation, which also featured José Berríos, Chris Bassitt, and Yusei Kikuchi. Additionally, the Blue Jays’ bullpen is considered one of the best in the majors.

The club’s strong pitching helped it overcome a disappointing season by an offence that saw down years from Vladimir Guerrero Jr., George Springer, and Matt Chapman.

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