Duly Quoted: Russell Martin, on the Jays' Winning Ways
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Duly Quoted: Russell Martin, on the Jays’ Winning Ways

After years of mediocrity, the Jays are winning and loving every minute of it.

“If this isn’t the feel of a championship team, I don’t know what is.”

—Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin, who has made the playoffs in seven of his nine seasons, speaks to reporters about the Jays’ momentum over the past month. The Blue Jays are the hottest team in the majors, and have won 21 of their 26 games in August, including a 9-2 win over the Detroit Tigers yesterday for a series sweep. Over their past nine games they have outscored their opponents 84-29, and designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion is currently on a 25-game hitting streak, the longest in the majors this season. The Jays take on the Cleveland Indians this evening at SkyDome Rogers Centre, as staff ace David Price starts for the Jays at 7:07 p.m.