The Toronto Blue Jays still have plenty of work to do as we close in on the postseason, but they are looking very good after Monday night’s come-from-behind, walk-off 3-2 win at home over the New York Yankees. The Jays are three games clear atop the AL Wild Card standings at present, and they are a further 3.5 ahead of Baltimore, virtually locking them in for a spot in the Playoffs. They took a giant step closer north of the border on Monday as they came from a 2-0 deficit after two innings to win. Teoscar Hernandez hit a game-tying double in the bottom of the fourth and that concluded the scoring until Vlad Guerrero, Jr. singled in the bottom of the tenth to bring Bo Bichette home.
The Yankees’ Aaron Judge failed to homer yet again, by the way, and the Bronx Bombers also had their potential AL East win pushed back for another day with the defeat. Elsewhere, the Atlanta Braves closed in on the New York Mets for the NL East’s top spot by downing the Washington Nationals 8-0 on the road on Monday evening. Bryce Elder had a six-hit complete game shutout while Matt Olson and Marcell Ozuna were among those that homered. The Bravos are now just a game behind the Mets for the division and a bye in the first round. The Baltimore Orioles, meanwhile, got a little closer to a playoff spot, decimating the Boston Red Sox 14-8 at Fenway Park to move 3.5 behind Seattle. They have a lot to do, but it’s still been an impressive season regardless of how it turns out for them.