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.
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.
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.