The Toronto Blue Jays won a playoff spot on Thursday without even going to the field.
Canada’s only major league team started the day with a magic score of one and locked in a wild card point as the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-3.
After a day off, Toronto will continue Friday night with the opening match of a three-game series against Boston.
The Blue Jays still have to play a lot in the final six games of the season.
If Toronto holds its current position as the top seed of the US Championship’s three wild card teams, then the Blue Jays will open the best three-card wild streak at Rogers Center next week.
The second and third wild card seeds will play that round on the road.
More to come