2016 ALDS Recap: Blue Jays Sweep Rangers On Walk-Off Error
Josh Donaldson scored from second base when Rougned Odor threw wildly on a double-play relay in the 10th inning, and the Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers, 7-6, to complete a three-game sweep of the 2016 American League Division Series in Toronto on Sunday night.
Donaldson doubled to lead off the 10th inning. After Texas reliever Matt Bush intentionally walked Blue Jays’ slugger Edwin Encarnacion and struck out Jose Bautista, catcher Russell Martin hit a ground ball to Rnagers’ shortstop Elvis Andrus who tossed to Odor, but the second baseman’s errant throw to first on the relay allowed Donaldson to plate the series-clinching run for Toronto.
With the victory, the Blue Jays advanced to face the winner of the Red Sox-Indians series for the AL Championship beginning later this week. Cleveland currently leads that best-of-five series, 2-0.
Donaldson finished with three hits for the Blue Jays. Martin and Encarnacion each homered. Closer Roberto Osuna got the win in relief.
Andrus and Odor each homered for Texas.
2016 ALDS Recap: Blue Jays defeat Rangers, 3-0
Game 1: Toronto 10, Texas 1
Game 2: Toronto 5, Texas 3
Game 3: Toronto 7, Texas 6 (10 innings)
Home team in bold