Wed, Sep 29, 2021 1:51 AM
By The Associated Press, AP
Yankees ace Gerrit Cole makes what might be his final start of the regular season in a critical showdown against Toronto. New York opened the three-game series Tuesday night two games ahead of the Blue Jays for the top AL wild card, and Cole will try to strengthen the Yanks’ grip on a postseason spot while also solidifying his Cy Young Award candidacy. The four-time All-Star has never won the prize for baseball’s top pitchers. Also, the Braves can get within striking distance of clinching the NL East with a win over Philadelphia.