BOSTON cheap Aaron Sanchez jersey said he didn’t know and didn’t care that the Blue Jays jerseys had already clinched a spot in baseball’s postseason.
Toronto still had a chance to host the AL wild card game, and Sanchez wanted the win.
“I wasn’t ready to go home,” he said after the Blue Jays jerseys beat the Boston Red Sox jerseys 2 1 in the regular season finale on Sunday to claim the AL’s top wild card berth. “For it to come down to (Game) 162, and me being out there . there was a lot at stake in that game. And it was in my hands.”
Sanchez took a no hitter into the seventh, and cheap Troy Tulowitzki jersey singled to break an eighth inning tie. cheap Roberto Osuna jersey retired David Ortiz on a weak nubber in front of the plate on the final regular season at bat of his career, and then got cheap Jackie Bradley Jr. jersey on a groundout with two on to finish the game.
The Blue Jays jerseys had a muted celebration on the field, then popped champagne in the visitor’s clubhouse at Fenway Park.
“I’m (usually) straight faced,” Tulowitzki said. “But that was fun out there.”
Toronto clinched a spot in the postseason when Detroit lost to Atlanta 1 0 earlier Sunday evening. With their win in Boston, the Blue Jays jerseys earned the right to host the Baltimore Orioles jerseys in a one game playoff on Tuesday.
The Red Sox jerseys will start their AL Division Series against the Indians jerseys on Thursday in Cleveland.
“We’ve been able to win on the road and that’s where our playoff journey begins,” manager John Farrell said.
Pitching with cheap Jose Fernandez jersey’s initials on his hat in tribute to the Marlins jerseys pitcher who died last week, Sanchez held Boston hitless until cheap Hanley Ramirez jersey’s disputed home run with two outs in the seventh. The ball sailed over the foul pole above the Green Monster. Sanchez tried to wave the ball foul and then yelled to the umpire, “No way!” But the replay upheld the original call.
“For me, it looked foul,” he said, but added that it didn’t matter as long as the Blue Jays jerseys won.
cheap Xander Bogaerts jersey followed with a single the only other hit allowed by Sanchez, who lowered his ERA to 3.00 and clinched the AL title. In all, Sanchez (15 2) allowed one run, walked two, struck out six and hitting a batter.
“You have to give credit to Sanchez. He was (the) one today,” Ortiz said. “That’s the best I’ve ever seen him.”
The Blue Jays jerseys took the lead back in the eighth against cheap Brad Ziegler jersey (2 4) when Tulowitzki singled with runners on first and third. Toronto’s other run came on cheap Devon Travis jersey’ solo homer in the fifth.
Boston put runners on first and second with two out in the ninth, but Osuna retired Bradley to end the game for his 36th save.
Peaking earlyThe Sox lost five of their last six games following an 11 game win streak and missed out on home field advantage by one game. Manager John Farrell said he wasn’t concerned that his team lost momentum.
“We were in all of these games and could have won about three of them,” he said. “This team is confident.”
Papi farewellThe loss did little to spoil the celebration for Ortiz, who went 0 4. Walking off the field after making the second out in the ninth, Ortiz tapped the bill of his cap.
The team announced it will retire his No. 34 sometime next baseball jerseys form china year in a pregame ceremony that featured former Red Sox jerseys stars like Carl Yastrzemski and teammates from Ortiz’s three World Series championship clubs.
The Red Sox jerseys draped a Dominican flag over the Green Monster, played the Dominican national anthem and invited Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina to throw out a ceremonial first pitch.