Blue Jays clinch playoff berth, beat Red Sox 2-1

Chris Young drove in a pair of runs for AL East champion Boston (93-68), which trails its American League Division Series opponent Cleveland by a 1/2 game. "We get to enjoy it, 'cause it's pretty special".

It was a genuine, all-weekend lovefest that won't end until the Red Sox's final day of the season.

Ortiz said in 2009 that supplements may have caused a positive test. Major League Baseball and the union said then at most 96 urine samples tested positive in the 2003 survey, and the players' association said 13 of those were in dispute.

- A check of $500,000 the David Ortiz Foundation, which was matched by the Red Sox' ownership, pushing the total to $1 million. Detroit and Seattle are also still in the hunt.

Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel (2-6) has losses in two of his last three appearances, issuing six walks while completing two innings.

Although the Red Sox honoring Ortiz obviously comes as no surprise, the speed at which the organization has elected to retire the No. 34 surely does. The Red Sox designated hitter tipped his batting helmet to the crowd that stood and chanted "Papi!" for the second consecutive night.

Although Ortiz is retiring at the age of 40, Mookie Betts is an MVP candidate and fellow twentysomethings Jackie Bradley Jr. and Xander Bogaerts also figure to anchor the lineup for years to come. The Red Sox slugger again went to the commissioner's office when the team was in NY last week; this time, he asked to use a conference room, where he met with beneficiaries of the David Ortiz Children's Fund and other members of the community.

Less than 23 hours later, Ortiz was at the plate in the 14th inning of a 4-4 game and Boston trailing the series 3-1. The Red Sox went on to win the World Series - their first in 86 years.

When it was finished, Ortiz took pictures and shared hugs with teammates on the field before he took the microphone for one last speech.

Aaron Sanchez said he didn't know - and didn't care - that the Blue Jays had already clinched a spot in baseball's postseason. The young left hander has struck out 22 batters over his last 10 1/3 innings in two starts after striking out a career-high 13 last time out against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Kevin Pillar went 2-for-3 with three RBI, and the Blue Jays held off the Red Sox 4-3 on Saturday.

Ortiz grounded out in the second inning with two on and two out, hitting a grounder that got under the glove of shifted shortstop Troy Tulowitzki but was grabbed in shallow right by Devon Travis. The former Cy Young Award victor had gone nine starts without a loss before the dud on Tuesday.

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