Toronto Blue Jays now favourite to win World Series

Edwin Encarnacion of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates with teammates Jose Bautista and Justin Smoak in the sixth inning against the New York Yankees on August 8, 2015 at Yankee Stadium. Elsa/Getty Images

TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays are now the favourite to win the World Series.

As of Thursday, odds-maker Bodog Canada has the Blue Jays winning the 2015 World Series with four-to-one odds.

Prior to the July 31 trade deadline, the Jays had 25-to-one odds of winning the Series.

After acquiring shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, relievers LaTroy Hawkins and Mark Lowe, ace starter David Price and outfielder Ben Revere, the Blue Jays odds of winning the World Series improved to 10-to-one.

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The Blue Jays are currently riding a 10-game win streak and are in sole possession of the American League East, following Wednesday night’s win over the Oakland A’s and a New York Yankees loss.

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Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Joe Carter gets a victory ride on teammates’ shoulders after his game-winning homerun to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 and clinch the Jays second consecutive World Series championship Saturday, Oct. 24, 1993 in Toronto. AP Photo/Elise Amendola

The last time the Jays were in first place this late in the season was in 1993, the last time Toronto won a World Series.

Behind Toronto, the Kansas City Royals are five-to-one favourites, followed by the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals at eight-to-one.

British odds-marker William Hill has the Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals favourite to win the Series with six-to-one odds.

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