The postseason

The postseason struggles for Toronto ace David Price continued Thursday as the Blue Jays fell in Game 1 of the American League DivisionSeries atRogers Centre.Entering with a4.50 ERA in 10 career postseason appearances, the Cy Young Award candidate allowed five runs on five hits with two walks over seven innings. HejoinedRandy Johnson as the only pitchers in MLB history to lose sixstraight postseason starts.MORE: Top ALDS photos|MLB postseason scheduleScore: 5-3, RangersTakeaway: While starterYovani Gallardo and the Rangers relievers were solid, the Blue Jays had their chances to tie or take the lead but went2 for 9 with Matt Duffy Jersey runners in scoring position.Hero:Rougned Odor. The Rangers second baseman became just the fourth player in postseason history with two hitby pitchesand a home runin the samegame. The 21-year-old also became the second-youngest player to score threeruns in a playoff game.MORE: Price’s playoff struggles continue | Former batterymate does him in |Andrus’ veteran move helpsRangersTurning point: After Jose BautistacuttheRangers’ lead to 4-3 with a solo homer off Texas relieverKeone Kela in the sixth,Odor connected on solo homer of his own in Wade Boggs Jersey the seventh to restore Texas’ two-run cushion. Rangers relievers then retired nine straight Jays batters before allowing a single to Edwin Encarnacionin the ninth.Key injuries:Rangers All-Starthird baseman Adrian Beltre exitedafter painfully leaving the batter’s boxon an RBI single in the third. The Rangers announced the injury was lower backstiffne s, butBeltre was in visible pain, crying as trainers helped him off the field.Blue Jays third baseman and AL MVP favorite Josh Donaldson also left the game with an injury. He took a knee to thehead on a takeout slide at second base. Donaldson pa sed concu sion tests and is expected to be fine, Fox Sports reported.Bautista exited with righthamstring tightne s late in the game, but is expected to be in the lineup on Friday.What’s next:Cole Hamels (7-1, 3.66 ERA with Texas)will toe the rubber inGame 2 on Friday as he looks for his first career win against the Jays.Hamels has faced Toronto four times in his career, going 0-2 with a 6.97 ERA.Marcus Stroman (4-0,1.67 https://www.raysedge.com/tampa-bay-rays/alex-cobb-jersey ERA) will take the ball for the Jays. First pitch isscheduledfor 12:45 p.m. ET.

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