American League West

Tillman to face Stroman in AL wild-card game

Whenever his Toronto Blue Jays face the Baltimore Orioles, manager John Gibbons has a pretty good idea what kind of game it's going to be.

"They're normally slugfests," Gibbons said Monday as the Blue Jays prepared to host Baltimore in the American League wild-card game.

The Orioles led the major leagues with 253 home runs this season, hitting 28 in their 19 games against Toronto. The Blue Jays were fourth in baseball with 221 homers and had 29 against Baltimore.

"We're really very similar teams if you break it down," Gibbons said. "We know everything about them, they know everything about us. When you're playing a team from your division,...