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Analyzing how Red Sox stunned Rays and whether it's sustainable
Nick Ashbourne
The Red Sox have shocked the baseball world by knocking out the Rays in four games. The question now is whether they can take this unlikely run deeper, or if Monday’s victory will be the highlight of their 2021.
AL wild card takeaways: Red Sox capitalize on Cole's struggles, beat Yankees
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Breaking down the Robbie Ray vs. Gerrit Cole 2021 Cy Young race
Nick Ashbourne
Not only was Thursday’s game enormously consequential for the Blue Jays, it also represented the closing argument for Robbie Ray’s Cy Young case. In its wake, here's how the two stack up.
Blue Jays catchers providing overlooked boost during hot streak
Nick Ashbourne
With a Blue Jays roster that has legitimate MVP and Cy Young candidates, plus the hottest lineup in the game, the catchers aren’t going to get much shine. But lately, they’ve been putting on some star performances.
How Blue Jays can take advantage of remaining seven games vs. Twins
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What's different about Lourdes Gurriel Jr.'s latest hot streak?
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At this point it’s not surprising to see Lourdes Gurriel Jr. go on a tear, what’s interesting is the way he’s doing it during the Toronto Blue Jays' recent hot streak.
Blue Jays' blowout win over A's shows promising signs for postseason push
Nick Ashbourne
While the Blue Jays face an uphill battle to make the postseason, Toronto took an important step to beating the odds Sunday by blowing out the Oakland A's 8-0 in a manner that’s encouraging for their chances to keep rolling.
How Blue Jays' Steven Matz overcame rough patches to thrive in August
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What recent MLB history can tell us about Guerrero Jr.'s hitting slump
Nick Ashbourne
There's a stark contrast between Guerrero Jr.’s world-beating early-season production and what Blue Jays fans have seen from him lately, but it’s plausible his recent struggles are an inconsequential blip.