The Jays are continuing their winning streak to 11 games on Thursday following a 4-2 win against the Oakland Athletics.
Ryan Goins paced the offence with a three-run homer in the second inning, and starting pitcher Mark Buehrle picked up his 13th win.
Buehrle had two strikeouts and allowed seven hits and two runs over seven-plus innings, while Aaron Sanchez pitched a scoreless inning of relief. Roberto Osuna also earned his 12th save of the season.
The Athletics were playing without ace Sonny Gray, but his back spasms kept him from playing.
The streak has brought the Jays from fourth to first in the American League East in a span of 16 days. It’s the first time the team has been in first place since 1993. According to Bodog, the Jays have a 4-to-1 odds of winning their first championship since the 90’s.
Since the win, fans have been taking to Twitter with their excitement, with #BeforetheJaysLoseAgain trending in Toronto.
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