Kiermaier hit after scouting report flap; Rays to playoffs
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier was hit by a pitch after scooping up a Toronto scouting report two days earlier, and the Tampa Bay Rays clinched a postseason berth with a 7-1 victory over the Blue Jays. Reliever Ryan Borucki hit Kiermaier on the back with his first pitch of the eighth inning, when the Rays led 7-1. Borucki was ejected, Austin Meadows hit a three-run homer during a six-run third inning for the AL East-leading Rays. Toronto dropped into a tie for the second AL wild-card berth with the New York Yankees,.