Sthey see you Matz solved seven innings with solidity to win their fifth decision in a row, and the Toronto Blue Jays kept their hopes alive advance to the playoffs, beating on Friday 6-4 over the Baltimore Orioles.
Danny Jansen homered and produced three runs for Toronto, who was scared to receive four touchdowns in the eighth inning. But closer Jordan Romano limited the damage by taking the last five outs for his 23rd save in 24 chances.
Toronto (89-71) followed one game behind Boston, who currently controls the second wild-card berth to the American League playoffs, after beating Washington. Seattle, tied with Boston to start the day, played later.
The New York Yankees still clinging to the first passage but they fell to Tampa, reducing their lead to one game over Boston and two compared to Toronto.
Jansen hit a two-run homer off Thomas Eshelman (0-3) in the third act, to reach 10 homers. Corey Dickerson added a solo club to Brooks Kriske during a cluster of four Toronto races in the sixth.
The Blue Jays lead the majors with 253 homers on the season, four less than the club’s record, set in 2010. Matz (14-7) allowed two runs and six hits. He walked and struck out five in his longest outing of the season.
For the Orioles, the Dominicans Pedro Severino 3-1, Kelvin Gutiérrez 4-1 with a scored and a pushed.
For the Blue Jays, the Dominicans Vladimir Guerrero 4-0, Teoscar Hernández 3-0, Santiago Espinal 3-2 with two runs scored.