The Blue Jays are having themselves quite the postseason, aren’t they? After progressing passed the Wild Card game in dramatic fashion just under a week ago (with an extra-inning, walk-off homer from Edwin Encarnacion), the Blue Jays quickly moved up two games to none on the AL Central Division winning Texas Rangers.
And then, with a full count, one out, and two on in the bottom of the tenth inning of last night’s clincher, they made magic on infield grounder (turned error) that allowed Josh Donaldson to score from second base and win the game:
Off the bat, the grounder looked like the beginning of a difficult, but still likely inning-ending double play, but Rougned Odor’s exchange was wild and drew Mitch Moreland off the bag at first. All the while, Donaldson was busting it to and around third base, and beat the throw home with a head first slide. And just like that, the American League regular-season win-leading Texas Rangers are headed home.
Blue Jays win, Blue Jays clinch.