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It's time to celebrate with Toronto: The Blue Jays are headed to the ALCS

The last time the Blue Jays won a series in the postseason was on Oct. 23, 1993. And on that day, a pretty big three-run home run gave them the victory at home. 

Twenty-two years later, it was another three-run home run -- this time from Jose Bautista -- that gave the Blue Jays a 6-3 victory. His epic bat flip to end all bat flips was just the start of the celebration. 

After coming from behind twice, the team showed no shortage of emotion once Roberto Osuna struck out Will Venable to end the game. 

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It was then time to storm the field: 

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Though it turns out that it's not just Prince Fielder who has some trouble getting over the lip of the dugout fence. Hey, guys, safety first.

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Oh, how there was dancing and revelry: 

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Beyond introducing a jig to the crowd, Marcus Stroman is working very hard on bringing back the bleached blonde look of the '90s: 

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The fans liked it. 

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Fans outside the stadium, watching on a giant downtown screen, had a good time, too -- though some were also ready to hop straight in bed. 

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Toronto fans better get ready for more cheering, though: Their American League Championship Series against the Royals starts up on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX and Sportsnet.