BOSTON — Until Wednesday night, there wasn’t much about historic Fenway Park that intimidated Aaron Sanchez.
For a team scuffling along the way the Blue Jays have so far this season, mere mention of the playoffs sounds like crazy talk.
There was the little shoulder shimmy as he exited the mound after the first inning. After the second, it was a hop and a skip over the line between third- base and home.
The series win was there for the taking, but the Blue Jays were a combination of too wild with their pitches, too sloppy with their defence and just unable to take advantage when the scoring opportunities presented themselves.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS at DETROIT TIGERS
TORONTO — Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather stood face-to-face — inches apart, both of them staring, both of them shouting insults at each other, neither of them flinching — as Dana White stood in the background, maybe 10 steps away, smiling the whole time.
MIAMI — In this, the best year of his career, Justin Smoak vows he will return to the Blue Jays with the intent to “keep the ride going.”
Perhaps Aaron Judge took all of the air out of Marlins Park with his sensational home run derby win the night before.
Unsigned forward Connor Brown saw no reason not to wear a Maple Leaf ball cap and make a guest appearance with dozens of kids from the club-sponsored hockey school in blue and white sweaters.