Blue Jays clinch post-season berth after Mariners lose to Rangers

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder's George Springer, left, Daulton Varsho, centre and Kevin Kiermaier celebrate after a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Scott Audette/AP)

For the second consecutive season, the Toronto Blue Jays are heading to the post-season.

After falling 7-5 to the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, the Blue Jays needed the Texas Rangers to beat the Seattle Mariners to officially punch their ticket to the wild-card round. 

And that’s exactly how it played out as the Rangers — while clinching their own playoff berth — earned a 6-1 win over the Mariners. 

The wild-card round begins on Tuesday, Oct. 3 and runs three days straight. 

It will be Toronto’s 10th playoff appearance in franchise history and fifth in the last nine seasons.

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