Already having clinched a playoff spot, the Jays pounded the Orioles 15-2 to back another strong pitching performance by Marcus Stroman, and bring a long-awaited division title to Toronto.
Yankees also could clinch a playoff berth if the right things happen. Giants would be eliminated if they fell to the Dodgers. Indians could be eliminated from AL wild card.
Rather quietly, the Blue Jays punched their ticket to the playoffs on Friday night. It's a function of the remaining schedule. Whatever the reasons, this will be their first trip to the postseason since 1993.
Owners have been snapping up Marcus Stroman, but he's not the only two-start pitcher worth claiming off waivers. Al Melchior offers some suggestions for your final week of pitching choices.
Who are the 25 heroes of the 2015 MLB season? What will the Mets do with their playoff rotation? How will the Dodgers deal with their glut of infield options in October, plus more from around the league.
The Blue Jays shut the Yankees out 4-0 on Wednesday afternoon. They have a commanding 3 1/2-game lead in the AL East with 10 games to play.
We have long recommended pickups with staying power, but with about two weeks left, the focus is on the now. Scott White suggest a few players who could offer immediate assistance.
The latest comeback pitcher has a tantalizing skill set, but will he be worth the trouble after a six-month layoff? Al Melchior assesses Marcus Stroman's promise, along with that of a couple of emerging hitters.
Right-hander Marcus Stroman, who tore his ACL in spring training, is ready to rejoin the Blue Jays and will make his first start Saturday.
Right-hander Marcus Stroman, who has not pitched this season due a torn ACL, moved closer to returning to the Blue Jays when he made a minor league rehab start Wednesday.

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