With a three-run home run in the eleventh inning, the Toronto Blue Jays advance into the playoffs defeating their AL East rivals, the Baltimore Orioles.
This game was mostly a pitching duel with only four runs scored in the nine innings of the game. The game was not slow with excitement throughout though I had to split screens to watch the debate as well. The Blue Jays will go on to face the American League leaders, the Texas Rangers in the ALDS.
The game was scoreless until Jose Batista (RF) homered to put Toronto ahead by a run. Baltimore responded in the top of the fourth when Mark Trumbo (DH) hit a home run driving in Adam Jones (CF) to go up 2-1. The Blue Jays tied the game when Ezequiel Carrera singled and drove in Michael Saunders (DH). The game remained tied until the eleventh inning home run when Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer over the left field fence.
The Blue Jays move on to face the Rangers and I'll have to do some posts looking at the playoffs in their entirety. I'll probably split it up between the ALDS and the NLDS looking at the two matchups. We'll get to see not only Toronto vs. Texas but Boston vs. Cleveland. I look forward to watching more playoff baseball and tomorrow I'll be watching the Giants take on the Mets.