Toronto Blue Jays Back in the Playoffs for First Time Since 2016

Toronto Blue Jays' Bo Bichette, in July. Photo by Canadian Press/Shutterstock (10707092p)

The Toronto Blue Jays locked up a playoff spot with a 4-1 victory over the New York Yankees.

This wild-card berth will be the first time in four years that the Blue Jays will be participating in the MLB postseason. Starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu had a dominant outing, throwing seven shutout innings in the win.

Toronto now has a record of 30-27 and had to battle in the tough American League East where both the Tampa Bay Rays and Yankees reside. The Rays have already clinched the division, but the Blue Jays can jump the Yankees and take second place. They are only two games behind New York with three games left to play in the regular season.

The first seven spots in the AL have now been locked up. The three aforementioned AL East teams, along with the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, Minnesota Twins, and Cleveland Indians have all qualified.

The eighth spot is still up for grabs, but the Houston Astros look as if they are in the best position to claim it right now.