The American League Wild Card War Goes to the Wire!
‘Totexi’ wins again today. The Toronto Blue Jays, the team of Korean Monster Ryu Hyun-jin, the Texas Rangers, and the Seattle Mariners all won their games on the 21st (KST).
Toronto, which is in the American League East, won 6-1 on the road against the New York Yankees in the same division on Nov. 21. The Jays scored first in the third inning to take the lead, then added two and three runs in the eighth and ninth innings to seal the deal. Table-setters George Springer and Beau Bisset set the table with a combined 2-for-5 performance, while on the mound, ace Kevin Gausman pitched six innings of three-hit ball, striking out 10 and walking none.
In the American League West, Texas and Seattle also defeated teams from other divisions. Texas blasted the Boston Red Sox 15-5 at home. After falling behind 0-4 in the top of the second inning, the Rangers erupted for six runs in the bottom of the inning and scored at least two runs in every inning from the third through the sixth. The offense exploded for 16 hits and sang a victory song.
Seattle won 6-3 on the road against the Chicago White Sox. Dominic Canzone went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs, while Carl Rowley went 2-for-5 with a home run and one RBI. Starting pitcher George Kirby was hit by two home runs, but picked up his 10th win of the season with a quality start, allowing three runs on eight hits in seven innings.
It’s a tight race, with the ‘Tecs all within one game of each other. All three teams are on a winning streak. Toronto has won five in a row to improve to 85-67. Texas and Seattle have won three straight and two of three to get to 84-68. Texas and Seattle moved into a tie for second place in the American 먹튀검증 League West, within half a game of the first-place Houston Astros (85-68). Toronto remained in second place in the American League Wild Card standings. Texas and Seattle remained tied for third.