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Wednesday's Say Hey, Baseball includes the day's impending ALDS heartbreak, the Cubs toppling the Cardinals, and the Dodgers surviving the Mets. Subscribe for your daily Say Hey!

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Happy Game 5 Day, as both American League Division Series are now in their deciding contest. The Blue Jays and Rangers will face off in Toronto at 4 p.m ET, while the Astros and Royals will finish their series in Kansas City at 8 p.m. There are a combined 158 seasons of World Series championship drought among these four teams, with neither the Astros nor Rangers ever even winning the whole thing -- the Cubs aren't the only suffering fan base around here, you know. There is more than enough of that to go around, especially now that the Cardinals have been eliminated.

The Jays have been on the brink of elimination since Sunday, but have won the series' two games in Texas to force a return to Canada, where Marcus Stroman will take the mound. This has the potential to be an amazing moment, as Stroman was supposed to lead this staff in the regular season, until a freak knee injury suffered during bunt drills in spring training nearly ended it for him entirely. Stroman worked his way back, though, helping lead the Jays to the AL East crown in September starts, and now he's taking the mound for the most significant game in the franchise's history since Joe Carter touched them all. Of course, if the Jays don't come away victorious, there will be questions as to why it wasn't deadline-acquisition and Cy Young candidate David Price making this pivotal start -- especially with the Rangers turning to their own ace in Cole Hamels to keep the season alive.

Out in KC, it's Collin McHugh vs. the Royals' major July acquisition, Johnny Cueto. McHugh had a rough first half of 2015, but looked much more like the promising arm of last summer after the All-Star break, and already held the Royals to two runs over six innings in Game 1 of the series. Cueto had the opposite season, falling apart almost entirely during his run with Kansas City, with the Royals winning in spite of his Game 2 performance. It's no use predicting winners at this point, though: anything can happen in a single baseball game, and what happens in Wednesday's will determine who is going home whether it was fair, fluky, or expected.