Giants, Blue Jays, Orioles Grab Playoff Spots on Final Day
(AP) — The San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles grabbed the last three playoff spots Sunday, and the October matchups are set.
Neat and clean, and no need for all sorts of tiebreakers. It opens Tuesday night when the Orioles visit Toronto in the AL wild-card game.
"All we asked for is an opportunity, and right now, we have an opportunity," Baltimore center fielder Adam Jones said after a 5-2 win over the New York Yankees.
On Wednesday night, aces duel as Madison Bumgarner starts for the Giants vs. Noah Syndergaard and the New York Mets at Citi Field in the NL wild-card game. On Thursday, the best-of-five AL Division Series begins: David Ortiz and Boston at Cleveland, and the wild-card winner at Texas. And on Friday night, Clayton Kershaw starts Game 1 for the Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington, and the NL wild-card winner plays the best-in-the-majors Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.