Eliminated from playoff contention long ago, the Blue Jays are finishing with a flourish. They've won a season-high six straight games, including a three-game sweep over the American League wild card-winning Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Overall, Toronto has won nine of 10 games, a streak that started with a three-game sweep of the Orioles last week. The Blue Jays' offense has fueled the late-season surge. The Blue Jays hit 13 homers in the three-game series against Boston and have connected for a total of 46 homers in September, two shy of a team record for any month.
As a team, Toronto has hit 200 home runs for the first time since 2000. Former Oriole Jose Bautista has homered in three straight games and has eight of his 11 homers this month.
Toronto is dealing with a handful of injuries, as Marco Scutaro (right heel), Edwin Encarnacion (left groin) and Adam Lind (right elbow) are considered day-to-day. Lind hit three homers Tuesday, giving him 35 for the year, one behind teammate Aaron Hill. The injuries forced Toronto manager Cito Gaston to use former Orioles first baseman Kevin Millar at third base, where he hadn't played before this season since 2002.