10/8/2015 | Rangers go for 2-0 ALDS lead behind Hamels
The Texas Rangers have the chance to be international robber barons, stealing two games across the border and heading back to Arlington to claim the bigger treasure over the weekend. The Toronto Blue Jays might have just encountered the only real speed bump of a postseason joyride that will now unfold exactly as predicted by the club's gargantuan in-season run differential.
10/8/2015 | Depth could be tested for Blue Jays, Rangers
They entered this American League Division Series as elite third basemen, prodigious hitters and true team leaders. But Adrian Beltre of the Rangers and Josh Donaldson of the Blue Jays also both exited Game 1 because of injuries.
10/8/2015 | Blue Jays' pickoff hopes thwarted by hit
The Blue Jays were hoping for a backdoor pickoff play in the third inning Thursday, but it cost them a run in a 5-3 loss in the opener of the American League Division Series at Rogers Centre on Thursday.
10/8/2015 | Rangers-Blue Jays ALDS Game 1: DYK?
The Rangers went into a raucous Rogers Centre and beat the Blue Jays, 5-3, on Thursday in Game 1 of the American League Division Series to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five series.
10/8/2015 | Rangers beat Price in TOR; 3 sluggers hurt
Led by a homer and three runs scored from Rougned Odor, the Rangers changed the outlook of the American League Division Series on Thursday by besting Blue Jays ace David Price at Rogers Centre in a 5-3 Game 1 win.
10/8/2015 | Bautista leaves ALDS Game 1 with cramp
Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista exited Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Rangers in the top of the ninth inning Thursday with cramping in his right hamstring. The right fielder didn't come out to his regular spot on defense to start the final frame and was replaced by Dalton Pompey.
10/8/2015 | Price disappointed by outing in ALDS opener
David Price is well aware of the perception that exists out there, that he doesn't rise to the occasion during the postseason. He wants that "monkey off [his] back" more than anything, but it didn't happen in Game 1 of the American League Division Series.
10/8/2015 | Donaldson, Bautista have injury scares
Josh Donaldson's status for Game 2 the American League Division Series is up in the air after the star third baseman suffered a head injury during a collision at second base Thursday afternoon. Jose Bautista also left Game 1 in the ninth inning with cramping in his right hamstring but he confirmed after the game he would play today.
10/8/2015 | Blue Jays highlight past, present before Game 1
The first postseason game in Toronto since 1993 was a special occasion even before the first pitch was thrown.
10/8/2015 | Stroman ready for Game 2 showdown
Marcus Stroman's improbable return to the mound might be baseball's best comeback story of 2015. Expected to be lost for the season, the right-hander overcame huge odds in his rehab from a torn ligament in his left knee sustained in Spring Training to earn a spot in the Blue Jays' postseason rotation.
10/8/2015 | Rogers Centre roof closed for ALDS opener
The roof will be closed at Rogers Centre for Game 1 of the American League Division Series between the Blue Jays and Rangers on Thursday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 3:37 p.m. ET.
10/8/2015 | Rangers, Blue Jays lineups for today's Game 1
Here are the lineups for Game 1 of the American League Division Series between the Rangers and Blue Jays at Rogers Centre in Toronto.
10/8/2015 | Matz-Stroman duel etched in Long Island lore
Long before they profiled as postseason starting pitchers, Mets lefty Steven Matz and Blue Jays righty Marcus Stroman faced off in what Long Islanders now call the most notable high school baseball game in recent memory.
10/7/2015 | Blue Jays, Rangers offer bountiful GIF baskets
The Rangers and Blue Jays meet in the American League Division Series that begins today in Toronto (3:30 p.m. ET on FS1 and Sportsnet). As we prepare for the series, here's a look at some of the top GIFs from each team's season, courtesy of @MLBGIFs.
10/7/2015 | Red-hot Blue Jays, Rangers meet at raucous Rogers
This afternoon, postseason baseball is returning to the home of the Blue Jays, whose last appearance on this stage concluded with Joe Carter's 1993 World Series Game 6 walk-off home run. And while the Blue Jays and Rangers, who will meet in Game 1 of the best-of-five American League Division Series, match up well enough to make the outcome of the series a true toss-up, there's no mistaking how raucous Rogers Centre will be.
10/7/2015 | After exhale, Gibbons confident in 'resilient' club
When the Blue Jays roll out their heavy artillery, opponents are shelled with a blinding firestorm of hits and runs. As the curtain went down on their AL East championship Sunday, they'd outscored opponents 891 to 670.
10/7/2015 | Donaldson itching to bring the rain vs. Rangers
The Blue Jays are known for their confidence, and no player embodies that attitude more than Josh Donaldson. Known at times to be brash and bold, the All-Star third baseman was blunt on Wednesday when asked why he believed his team could carry over a strong regular season showing into today's American League Division Series opener against the Rangers at Rogers Centre.
10/7/2015 | Price as advertised: Ace key for Blue Jays
When the Blue Jays acquired David Price at the non-waiver Trade Deadline, this is exactly how they envisioned it playing out: The ace left-hander taking the mound for the club's first playoff game in 22 years.
10/7/2015 | Blue Jays will rely on Cecil to thwart lefties
The Blue Jays have no shortage of stars on the roster, but one of the keys to their American League Division Series against the Rangers very well could be left-handed reliever Brett Cecil. The series opens today at 3:30 p.m. ET at Rogers Centre on FS1 and Sportsnet.
10/7/2015 | Postseason a 'long time coming' for Gibbons
John Gibbons has been waiting for this moment his entire career, but as one can imagine with an odyssey that spans more than 35 years, it has been a long and difficult path to success.
10/7/2015 | No one-hit wonder: Toronto more than just power
Toronto led the Major Leagues with 891 runs scored -- 127 more than the next-highest team (the Yankees with 764) -- and averaged 5.5 runs per game. The Blue Jays scored 10 or more runs in a club-record 26 games, the most by any team in a season since St. Louis and Atlanta in 2003.
10/7/2015 | Rogers Centre roof open or closed? MLB's call
Per Major League Baseball policy, the decision on whether the roof at Rogers Centre will be open or closed for Games 1 and 2 of the American League Division Series between the Blue Jays and Rangers will be made by the Commissioner's office.
10/7/2015 | Head-turners: Statcast previews Rangers-Jays
Few teams, if any, provided as much material for Statcast™ down the stretch as the Blue Jays. That said, their American League Division Series opponents provided their share of highlights as well, as the Rangers used a balanced attack to capture the AL West crown.
10/7/2015 | Jays, Rangers enjoyed in-season roster makeovers
The Blue Jays of October aren't the Blue Jays of April. They were remade on the fly, strengthened up and down the roster. In that way, they're a lot like the team they'll play in the American League Division Series beginning today. The Rangers were also transformed over the last few months. In the end, a season when they were tested again and again has had a satisfying ending.
10/6/2015 | ALDS: Blue Jays-Rangers position by position
The Blue Jays and Rangers weren't exactly popular picks to win their respective divisions, yet here they are, meeting in the American League Division Series after remarkable seasons. Here is a position-by-position breakdown of the two clubs.
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