The Blue Jays rallied to win the American League Division Series against the Texas Rangers last night as captured here by one lucky fan in the crowd in the final moments!
Toronto earned its first trip to the American League Championship Series since Carter’s World Series-ending drive in 1993, overcoming one of the craziest plays in playoff history when Jose Bautista hit a three-run homer after three Texas Rangers errors for a 6-3 victory in the deciding Game 5 of the Division Series.
The Blue Jays became the third team to win a best-of-five series after losing the first two games at home. Toronto, who led the majors in homers this season, will play the Royals, who beat Houston in Game 5 of their series, a rematch of the 1985 ALCS. Game 1 is Friday night in Kansas City.
Bautista’s homer capped an event-filled, 53-minute seventh inning that took a turn when Toronto catcher Russell Martin’s seemingly routine throw back to the pitcher deflected off batter Shin-Soo Choo and allowed the tiebreaking to score. The Blue Jays filed a protest after an umpire review ruledRougned Odor was allowed to cross home plate. Toronto fans pelted the field with debris during the 18-minute delay.
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