Behind hot start, Blue Jays force Game 5 with 8–4 win over Rangers
The Blue Jays and Rangers will head back to Toronto for Game 5, which will be played on Wednesday at 4:07 p.m. ET.
Josh Donaldson hit a two-run home run and Chris Colabello hit a solo shot off Derek Holland to get the Blue Jays off to a 3–0 start in the first inning lead. Toronto added four more runs in the next two innings to put Texas in a hole it couldn’t dig out of.
Before Monday's game, Holland had allowed just two first-inning home runs all season. Kevin Pillar added another run in the second inning with a solo home run, which would spell the end of the night for Holland. Three home runs in a game was a season high for Holland.
Colby Lewis entered the game out of the bullpen for the Rangers and surrendered one run in his three innings of work.
All-Star third baseman Adrian Beltre returned to the lineup and hit third for the Rangers after missing the previous two games due to a lower-back strain. Beltre went 2 for 4 at the plate.
- Christopher Chavez