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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