TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays are off to the American League Championship Series after a wild win over the Texas Rangers.
Jose Bautista hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Jays to an emotional 6-3 victory in Game 5 of the AL Division Series.
Bautista’s bomb off reliever Sam Dyson capped a four-run seventh for the Jays after Texas took a 3-2 lead with a controversial run at the top of the inning.
Toronto catcher Russell Martin attempted to throw the ball back to pitcher Aaron Sanchez, but the ball struck the bat of Shin Soo-Choo and rolled down the third-base line,allowing Rougned Odor to score from third.
The run stood after a lengthy review, and fans responded by throwing garbage and beer cans on to the field.
That was just a taste of the drama-filled game that saw excellent pitching from starters Marcus Stroman and Cole Hamels, two bench-clearing confrontations and a five-out save by Jays closer Roberto Osuna.