TORONTO — Receiver Danny Jansen and outfielder Teoscar Hernandez hit a carousel triple on Saturday as the Toronto Blue Jays routed the Boston Red Sox 10-0.
The result comes the next day in a 9–0 victory for the Jays.
Jansen hit a single, a double, and a homer, driving in five runs, while Hernandez hit a single, two doubles, and a homer.
Toronto is poised to finish ahead of Tampa Bay and Seattle in the trio, which advance to the playoffs without a divisional title in the American. Manager John Schneider indicated that Alec Manoh would be the club’s starting pitcher for the playoffs.
Vladimir Guerrero hit a one-run double, while Bo Bechette continued to shine with four more hits.
Ross Stripling (10-4) allowed just four hits in six innings, striking out three batters.
Called on to replace Bo Bechette in the 7th inning, Cubster Otto López collected his first major hit in the win.
Anthony Bass, David Phelps, Ontarians Jordan Romano and Adam Cimber completed the job.
Brian Bello (2-8) allowed four runs and 10 hits over four innings.
Johnson hit his 15th home run this season to make it 6–0 in the fifth.
The game attracted a sellout crowd of 44,612 to Rogers Center.
Sunday’s starting pitchers will be Michael Wacha and Kevin Gausman.