TORONTO — Robinson Chirinos and Roughned Odor hit home runs off Toronto ace David Price as the Texas Rangers opened their American League Division Series against the Blue Jays with a 5-3 victory.
The return of post-season baseball to Toronto after a 22-year absence left a lot to be desired for Jays fans, who also saw sluggers Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista leave the game.
Donaldson was shaken up in the fourth inning when his head hit Odor's knee as he slid hard into second base to break up a double play. Bautista left in the ninth after suffering a hamstring cramp. The team says Bautista is not expected to miss any time, while Donaldson cleared concussion tests and will be re-evaluated tomorrow.
Bautista hit a solo home run for the Blue Jays in the sixth inning.
Yovani Gallardo earned the win for the Rangers, his third victory against the Blue Jays this season. Price took the loss.
Toronto's Marcus Stroman gets the start against the Rangers' Cole Hamels on Friday at Rogers Centre.
The Canadian Press
Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said Donaldson will be available tomorrow instead of being re-evaluated.