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Video: Josh Donaldson never stops running, scores ALDS-clinching run for the Blue Jays


Josh Donaldson‘s heads-up base running in the bottom of the 10th inning sealed the deal for the Blue Jays, helping his club walk off 7-6 winners in Game 3 of the ALDS and wrapping up a 3-0 series sweep. The Jays will face the winner of the Red Sox/Indians ALCS series.

Donaldson reached base after leading off the bottom of the 10th with a double off of Matt Bush. Edwin Encarnacion was intentionally walked to bring up Jose Bautista. Bautista struck out, but Martin was able to put the ball in play, which opened up the opportunity for the Rangers to make a mistake. They did. Martin hit what should’ve been a 6-4-3 double-play to end the inning, but second baseman Rougned Odor pulled first baseman Mitch Moreland off the bag with a wide throw. Donaldson never stopped running and Moreland couldn’t beat him to the plate with his throw.

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Luis Urías to miss six to eight weeks with fractured hamate bone

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Robert Murray reports that Brewers infielder Luis Urías underwent surgery to repair a fractured left hamate bone, suffered during a game in the Mexican Pacific Winter League. The club expects him to miss six to eight weeks, which likely means he will not start the regular season on time.

The Brewers acquired Urías from the Padres along with pitcher Eric Lauer in late November in exchange for pitcher Zach Davies and outfielder Trent Grisham.

Last season with the Padres, Urías hit .223/.329/.326 across 249 plate appearances. While his offense isn’t anything to write home about, he does play above-average defense with the ability to play several positions.

Urías was slated to be the regular shortstop, so his late start likely means Orlando Arcia will get another chance to prove himself. Arcia has failed to live up to expectations across four seasons in the big leagues thus far.