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Rays face-off against Blue Jays on Tuesday after clinching AL's top playoff seed

The Rays will take on the Blue Jays in the first round of the postseason.
Credit: AP
Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier, second from right, celebrates with teammates, including Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, of Japan, after his two-run walk-off double off Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Shun Yamaguchi during the 10th inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla — The Rays have clinched the American League's No. 1 seed in next week's postseason. 

To get here the Rays first became the American League East Champions for the first time in a decade. The win secured one of the top seeds for the team.

But an Oakland Athletics loss today against the Seattle Mariners bumped them up to the top spot.

The top four seeded teams get a home-field advantage for one round. 

The Rays' first-round competitor will be the Toronto Blue Jays.Game 1 is set for Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. ET.

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