The Toronto Blue Jays just might not be out of the hunt for an American League playoff spot just yet.
On Sunday, the Blue Jays delivered a very significant sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies at the Rogers Centre.
Colby Rasmus had a home run and three runs batted in for a 6-2 Toronto victory. With the win, Toronto swept Philadelphia and improved to 34-32, three games back of the Tampa Bay Rays for an American League Wildcard spot.
But it was the pitching that deserves a lot of the credit in Toronto after three starting pitchers–Drew Hutchison, Brandon Morrow and Kyle Drabek all got injured last week.
Hutchison injured his right elbow in Toronto’s 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies Friday night and is on the disabled list. Six Blue Jay relievers stepped up and pitched 8 1/3 shutout innings. Today it was Brett Cecil that performed admirably and only gave up two earned runs in five innings of work.
Toronto next plays the struggling Milwaukee Brewers in Wisconsin starting Monday night as Interleague play continues.