The Toronto Blue Jays defeat the Texas Rangers by a score of 6-3 to advance to the ALCS to face the Kansas City Royals, according to CBC sports.
When the ALDS series for the Blue Joys was finally over, Blue Jays outfielder, Jose Bautista stood on the locker room table, grabbed a bottle of champagne and poured it all over his head. He had delivered a wild ending to an even wilder game. “Bautista, he’s got the flair for the dramatic, you know,” Toronto manager John Gibbons said affectionately. “On the national stage, it really showed off,” reported CBC sports.
Toronto obtained its first trip to the American League Championship Series since former Blue Jays player Joe Carter’s World Series-ending home run in 1993, overcoming one of the most insane plays in playoff history when Bautista hit a three-run homer after three Texas Rangers errors for a 6-3 win Wednesday in the deciding Game 5 of the Division Series. The Blue Jays became the third team to take a best-of-five series after losing the first two games at home.The other two teams that did it were the 2001 Yankees when they played Oakland, and the 2012 Giants when they played Cincinnati, stated FOX SPORTS.
“The odds were against us, but I don’t think these guys ever thought we were out of it ,” John Gibbons stated. “ It doesn’t really matter, we’re just happy we’re going to the next round,” Blue Jays slugger Josh Donaldson said when he asked about his team’s next opponent. “Whoever we play is a very, very good opponent.”