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Bellinger breaks 9th-inning deadlock to send Dodgers into NLCS over Giants

Thursday, October 14th, 2021
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Cody Bellinger hit a tie-breaking single in the ninth inning and prized mid-season acquisition Max Scherzer came out of the bullpen for a save, sending the Los Angeles Dodgers past the San Francisco Giants 2-1 in a thrilling winner-take-all Game 5 on Thursday night and into the NL Championship Series.

Garcia, Grandal shine as White Sox down Astros in ALDS

Sunday, October 10th, 2021
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Leury Garcia and Yasmani Grandal homered, and Grandal's borderline baserunning helped the White Sox top the Houston Astros 12-6 on Sunday night to stay alive in their AL Division Series.

Chris Taylor’s walk-off home run sends Dodgers past Cardinals in NL wild-card game

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021
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Chris Taylor hit a tie-breaking, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers past the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Wednesday night in the NL wild-card game.

Blue Jays fend off late charge from Orioles to keep playoff hopes alive

Friday, October 1st, 2021
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Steven Matz pitched a strong seven-plus innings for his team-leading 14th win and got enough run support Friday as the Toronto Blue Jays kept their playoff hopes alive, beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-4.

Blue Jays fall to Yankees in rubber game as Toronto’s wild-card chances take a hit

Thursday, September 30th, 2021
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The New York Yankees dealt a blow to Toronto's playoff chances while solidifying their own Thursday night, hitting five home runs in a 6-2 victory over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.

Joey Votto, playing through sore knee, swats 2 HR to help Reds stay in playoff race

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021
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Joey Votto homered twice and drove in four runs, and the Cincinnati Reds pounded the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-1 on Wednesday to stay alive in the race for the second National League wild card.

Pitching, defence shine to keep Blue Jays in playoff race entering season’s final week

Monday, September 27th, 2021
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Boasting a deep, homer-heavy offence, the Toronto Blue Jays could prove to be a frightening opponent in October. "But at the end of the day in the big leagues you win with pitching and defence," manager Charlie Montoyo says.

Twins hand Jays 3rd consecutive loss, continue putting dent in team’s playoff run

Friday, September 24th, 2021
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Byron Buxton's two-run homer spoiled Jose Berrios' return to Minnesota and dealt a blow to Toronto's postseason hopes as the Twins beat the Blue Jays 3-1 on Friday night in Minneapolis, Minn.

Blue Jays’ Borucki suspended 3 games for intentionally hitting Kiermaier

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021
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Toronto Blue Jays reliever Ryan Borucki has been suspended for three games by Major League Baseball for intentionally hitting Tampa Bay's Kevin Kiermaier with a pitch in the latest salvo in a spat between the two AL East competitors.

Robbie Ray fans 13, Bo Bichette drives in 5 as Blue Jays defeat Rays

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021
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Bo Bichette knocked in five runs, and starter Robbie Ray struck out 13 to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-3 win in the rubber match against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.