The Toronto Blue Jays, the team of “Korean Monster” Ryu Hyun-jin (36), have a better chance of making it to the postseason. That’s because the head-to-head results of the other teams in the American League wild-card race have been favorable.
Toronto has an 87-69 record. They are in second place in the American League wild card standings and are within striking distance of the third wild card spot. On the 26th (KST), FanGraphs’ postseason chances were 97.8%. They are virtually guaranteed a spot in the PS.
With Toronto off, the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners, who are third and fourth in the American League Wild Card standings, faced off on the 26th. Houston came out on top, 5-1. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander earned his 12th win of the season, allowing one run on three hits in eight innings, walking one and striking out eight. At the plate, Jordan Alvarez, batting in the No. 3 spot, paced the offense, going 2-for-4 with a home run, one RBI and one run scored.
With the win, Houston improved to 86-71. They remain in third place in the American League wild-card standings, 1.5 games behind second-place Toronto. Seattle lost its fourth straight to fall to 84-72. They remained in fourth place in the American League wild card standings, 1.5 games behind third-place Houston.스포츠토토
Toronto is smiling. They need three wins in their remaining six games to clinch a spot in the PS on their own. Two wins and they’ll still be in the postseason. Houston and Seattle have two games in hand, and the Rays have a final four-game series against the Texas Rangers (88-68). With the top teams in the American League West facing each other in a season-ending series, the race for the division title is easier for Toronto.
Hyun-jin Ryu is scheduled to start a home game against the Tampa Bay Rays on the 30th. The possibility of him starting after Toronto clinches the PS has been raised, and he could use this game as a stepping stone to clinching the PS.