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New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks, right, pours sparkling wine over teammate Aaron Judge after they defeated the Minnesota Twins in the American League wild-card playoff game in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Yankees rally to bounce Twins

NEW YORK — Minutes into the playoff debut for these young New York Yankees, they trailed Minnesota by three runs. Their starting pitcher lasted just one out. A sellout crowd was stunned.

Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates after hitting a home run against the Boston Red Sox during the third inning at Fenway Park on Sept. 26, 2017. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Donaldson goes off against Red Sox

BOSTON — The numbers have been telling the story of Josh Donaldson’s torrid play for weeks now, but the heat index jacked up a few notches on a warm autumn Tuesday night at Fenway Park.

 Toronto Blue Jays' Teoscar Hernandez, left, Ezequiel Carrera and Kevin Pillar celebrate after defeating the Boston Red Sox 6-4 during a baseball game in Boston on Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Hernandez taking advantage of opportunity

BOSTON — Of the growing number of things to like about the late-season surge of Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez, near the top is the fact that he appears to be taking advantage of a full month in the big leagues.

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna pauses after giving up a solo home run to Baltimore Orioles Welington Castillo, pictured behind, to tie the game in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Jays lose in extras after blown save

As impressive as he has been in his young career, sometimes it feels like you don't know which version of Roberto Osuna will show up on a given day to close out a baseball game.

Kendrys Morales #8 of the Toronto Blue Jays swings at a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 31, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Morales drives in 7 in Jays win

BALTIMORE — When the Blue Jays signed Kendrys Morales in the off season, the mission was to have a slugger who could take advantage of the hitter-friendly ballparks in the American League East.