Jays Make It 8 Straight

September 10, 2021 Jays Make It 8 Straight

By: Carlos Alvarez

HRs by Vlad Guerrero Jr. & Bo Bichette Push Blue Jays Within Reach of AL Wild Card

Make it eight straight for the Toronto Blue Jays! The crowded AL East is getting more competitive by the minute. The Jays beat the Yankes on Thursday (6-4) behind a pair of home runs from Vlad Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette as Toronto pulled with a half-game of New York in the AL Wild Card race. The Rays still own the division, but both Wild Card bids could come down to the AL East.


AL East Standings

Rays (88-52)

Red Sox (80-62)

Yankees (78-62)

Blue Jays (77-62)


Watch: Blue Jays Beat Yankees (6-4) for 8th Straight Win


MLB Quick-Hitters


Braves Bash 5, Then Walk-Off: The Braves crushed five HRs en route to a 6-6 game with the Nationals that needed extra innings before Joc Pederson walked it off with an RBI single.


Harper Hits 30th HR: Phillies’ slugger Bryce Harper went yard for the 30th time this season in Thursday’s 3-4 loss to the Rockies.


The Fan’s Fanny Pack Catch: On a slow day of baseball highlights, one fan at Oakland Colliseum made the catch of the day when he coralled a foul ball with his fanny pack.


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