The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox
will re-new their rivalry as they battle it out for the division crown. Toronto
looks to make strides while Tampa Bay and Baltimore will fight to stay relevant.
In his last start of the regular season, Masahiro Tanaka made Yankees history in a career-best seven-inning outing that blanked the Blue Jays and kept New York’s faint hopes of clinching the AL East division title alive.
José Bautista made a graceful exit in what was almost certainly his last game at Rogers Centre as a Blue Jay, leading Toronto to a memorable victory over the Yankees in their last home game of the 2017 season.
Ryan Goins led the charge offensively, and even made a rare defensive play, while Marco Estrada had another great outing to lead the Blue Jays to an emphatic 8-1 win over the Yankees in their series opener Friday night at Rogers Centre.