Blue Jays’ Alek Manoah motivated for likely start in playoff opener

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Oct 04, 2022  •  29 minutes ago  •  4 minute read  •  Join the conversation

Blue Jays starting pitcher Alek Manoah throws to the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game on Thursday. Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn /The Associated Press

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BALTIMORE — When Alek Manoah woke up Tuesday morning with the knowledge he’d be starting a playoff game in Toronto this week, he began his preparations.

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It was too early to throw or work out — that would come later in the day. So instead, the Blue Jays ace watched some rather Toronto-specific motivational videos.

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