Blue Jays beat Rangers 5–1 to avoid elimination
Marco Estrada got the start for Toronto and allowed one run in 6 1/3 innings. Texas starter Martin Perez allowed four runs on six hits in five innings.
Toronto scored one run in both the third and fourth inning. Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki widened the margin with a three-run homer in the sixth inning.
The Jays entered the playoffs as the betting favorite to win the World Series but dropped the first two games of the ALDS to the Rangers in Toronto.
- Dan Gartland