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Guerrero Hits 100th Homer At Age 23, Blue Jays Beat Rays 5-1

Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr., right, has the home run jacket put on by Teoscar Hernandez, left, after Guerrero's solo home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr., right, has the home run jacket put on by Teoscar Hernandez, left, after Guerrero's solo home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
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Toronto (AP) -- Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 100th home run at age 23, becoming the 10th youngest player in MLB history to reach the mark, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 on Wednesday night to ensure winning a rare five-game series against a wild-card rival.

Toronto (81-62) has won three of four from the Rays (79-63), who dropped one game behind Seattle (80-82) heading into Thursday’s series finale, Those teams are in the three AL wild-card positions for the expanded playoffs, with Baltimore (75-67) four games behind the Rays.