Toronto Blue Jays: Five Series to Watch Down the Stretch

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Aug 16, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista (19) is greeted by left fielder Ben Revere (left) and center fielder Kevin Pillar (11) as they celebrate a 3-1 win over New York Yankees at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Since the all-star break, the Toronto Blue Jays have been one of the hottest team in all of baseball

The playoffs – they’re finally going to happen.

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Pending any unforeseen and unexpected disasters, the Toronto Blue Jays (69-55) are poised to end a 21-year absence from the post-season. The Jays have slugged their way to the top of the American League East, and with recent additions like Troy Tulowitzki, David Price, Mark Lowe and LaTroy Hawkins, there’s only one thing on their minds these days: a World Series title.

No team in baseball can match Toronto’s offence and with a rebalanced and reinforced pitching staff, few teams can score against them these days either. Toronto has the third lowest team ERA in the MLB since the all-star break – that’s key.

Good luck beating these guys.

Having said all this, we can’t afford to get too far ahead of ourselves. Some tough stretches of baseball still remain between the Jays and post-season. Here’s a look at five series to watch before the Blue Birds can fill out their late-October champagne order…