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Jays clinch playoff berth with win over Yankees

The Toronto Blue Jays are headed to the postseason for the first time since 2018 after a 4-1 win over the Yankees at Sahlen Field in Buffalo.
Credit: AP
Toronto Blue Jays players, coaches and staff celebrate a 4-1 win over the New York Yankees in a baseball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Toronto clinched a postseason berth with the win. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Hyun Jin Ryu pitched seven shutout innings and the Toronto Blue Jays clinched their first postseason spot since 2016, beating the Yankees 4-1 and further damaging New York’s chances of hosting a first-round playoff series. 

New York lost for the fourth time in five games and remained two games behind the slumping White Sox for the fourth seed. Toronto secured at least an AL wild-card spot and ensured its eighth trip overall to the postseason. Blue Jays players embraced on the field after Rafael Dolis struck out Aaron Hicks to end it. The Blue Jays trail the Yankees by two games for second place in the AL East.