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ALDS Game 3: Blue Jays vs. Rangers lineups

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Here are the starting lineups for Game 3 of the ALDS between the Blue Jays and Rangers on Sunday night in Arlington, Texas. First pitch is scheduled for 8:10 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

BLUE JAYS

LF Ben Revere
3B Josh Donaldson
RF Jose Bautista
DH Edwin Encarnacion
SS Troy Tulowitzki
1B Chris Colabello
Dioner Navarro
2B Ryan Goins
CF Kevin Pillar

SP Marco Estrada

Toronto is going heavy on right-handed-hitters in this must-win matchup against Rangers left-hander Martin Perez. Chris Colabello is starting ahead of Justin Smoak at first base and Dioner Navarro will start over $82 million catcher Russell Martin. Trade deadline acquisition Troy Tulowitzki is 0-for-10 with four strikeouts in this series. He acknowledged to reporters ahead of Game 1 that he’s not fully recovered from a fracture of his left shoulder blade.

RANGERS

CF Delino DeShields Jr.
RF Shin-Soo Choo
DH Prince Fielder
1B Mitch Moreland
SS Elvis Andrus
LF Josh Hamilton
2B Rougned Odor
C Robinson Chirinos
3B Hanser Alberto

SP Martin Perez

Adrian Beltre remains sidelined with a back injury, so 22-year-old Hanser Alberto gets another start at third base. Alberto drove in two runs in Friday’s Game 2 win in Toronto. An MRI taken Thursday on Beltre’s back showed no structural damage and he could return to action if this best-of-five series goes longer. Texas has a 2-0 lead and can sweep the heavily-favored Jays in Game 3 on Sunday night. Mitch Moreland is starting at first base ahead of Mike Napoli with Toronto tossing a right-hander.

Pete Alonso sets new NL rookie record with 40th home run

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With a ninth-inning solo home run off of Royals pitcher Jacob Barnes on Sunday, Mets first baseman Pete Alonso set a new National League rookie record for home runs in a single season. He now has 40 with 36 games left in the regular season.

Cody Bellinger, currently the home run leader with 42, hit 39 home runs in his rookie season in 2017, holding the record until today. The major league record is 52, set by the Yankees’ Aaron Judge also in 2017. Judge had broken Mark McGwire’s record of 49 hit in 1987.

Alonso went 3-for-4 with a walk, an RBI double, and three runs scored along with the homer. He’s now batting .271 with a .979 OPS with 40 homers and 95 RBI on the season.

With their 11-5 win over the Royals, the Mets improved to 64-60. They have the same exact record as the Phillies and Brewers, sitting 1.5 games out of the second Wild Card.