It sure sounds like Adam Wainwright suffered a torn Achilles tendon on Saturday night

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The official word — for now — from the Cardinals is that ace right-hander Adam Wainwright left his start Saturday night against the Brewers because of a “left ankle injury.” But watch the video for yourself …

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If that was an ankle injury, it was to the back of his ankle — the Achilles tendon. And the way his foot was flopping as he tried to limp off suggests that there’s some sort of detachment. The clubhouse was somber after the Cardinals’ 5-3 win over the Brewers and Wainwright said this to the gathered media, via Brian Stull’s STL Baseball Weekly: “I thought I got hit by something. If you look at the replay, I get out of the box and I looked back to think the catcher’s mask must of hit me or the bat must’ve hit me, something must’ve hit me.”

Other athletes who have suffered torn Achilles tendons have reported a similar sensation. The typical recovery time for such an injury is around six months, meaning the 33-year-old could be done for the season.

Jaime Garcia and Marco Gonzales are both battling shoulder injuries, so the Cardinals may have to turn to someone like Tyler Lyons or Tim Cooney. St. Louis was connected this offseason to Cole Hamels.

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UPDATE, 10:23 a.m. ET: Sources tell FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal that the “expectation is” Wainwright is done for the season. He’ll undergo an MRI in St. Louis before an official announcement is made.

Blue Jays clinch playoff berth with Orioles’ loss to Red Sox

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TORONTO — The Blue Jays clinched a postseason berth Thursday without taking the field.

Toronto was assured of an AL wild card berth when the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-3.

If Toronto holds its current position as the first of the AL’s three wild cards, the Blue Jays would open a best-of-three wild-card series at Rogers Centre next week.

“These guys are excited to be in this position,” Blue Jays manager John Schneider said after Wednesday’s 8-3 loss to the New York Yankees. “You’ve got three really good pitchers lined up against a good Boston team, playing at home. So I think it’s more excitement more than it’s nerves or anything. I think the guys are going to come out and be ready to roll on Friday night.”

Toronto became the fourth AL team to clinch a playoff berth, joining division champions Houston, the Yankees and Cleveland. The Astros and Yankees have first-round byes.

The Blue Jays last went to the playoffs in 2020, when they were knocked out with two straight losses to Tampa Bay.

Eight of the 12 berths in the expanded postseason have been clinched: The Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis earned division titles, and Atlanta and the New York Mets are assured no worse the wild cards while still competing to win the NL East. The Dodgers have a first-round bye.