Josh Donaldson’s masterful base-running play lifts Blue Jays over Rangers

Many baseball fans, myself included, were pleading for the Toronto Blue Jays to have someone pinch run for Josh Donaldson after he hit a leadoff double in the bottom of the tenth inning on Sunday night.

But we were wrong.

The Rangers were trying to pull out all the stops in order to push the ALCS to four games, and they did, climbing back from a 5-2 deficit to take a 6-5 lead.

But in the bottom of the tenth inning, with runners on first and second, the Rangers got greedy and tried to turn a double play. Second baseman Rougned Odor should’ve held onto the ball, but instead tried to throw out Russell Martin at first base. The throw was poor, and Donaldson was smart to attempt to score.

And that’s exactly what he did.

The Jays walked off with a 7-6 victory and swept the Rangers in a game for the ages.

Matt Birch

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