Blue Jays Beats Rangers in Dramatic Win


Blue Jay’s Bautista flips his bat after hitting a tiebreaker.

With two out and the game tied 2-2 in the top of the seventh, Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin’s throwback to the pitcher hit Shin-Soo Choo’s bat.

This allowed Rougned Odor to score the go-ahead run even though plate umpire Dale Scott had waved the play dead.

The Blue Jays protested the game and the fans went crazy, throwing stuff on the field, but Odor’s run held up to give the Rangers the lead.

And then Texas gave the game right back to Toronto.

In the bottom of the inning, the Rangers made three consecutive infield errors, with each of them involving shortstop Elvis Andrus’ glove.

He bobbled Martin’s grounder to start things off.

Then Mitch Moreland threw what should have been an easy forceout into the turf, and it bounced out of Andrus’ glove to put runners at first and second.

Then Andrus dropped the throw at third base on Ryan Goins’ poor sacrifice bunt attempt to load the bases.

Toronto wound up scoring four runs to take the lead, with the big blow being Jose Bautista’s three-run homer that sparked the first of two bench-clearing shoving matches on the field.

Toronto fans will always remember it as the game their Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 and advanced to the American League Championship Series despite having lost the first two games at home.

Meanwhile, everyone else will recall it as perhaps the wildest, strangest and most-argued postseason inning ever.

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