Tulo-led Blue Jays Avoid ALDS Elimination, Beat Texas 5-1
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki drove in four runs, including a three-run homer for his first hit this postseason, and the Toronto Blue Jays avoided elimination in the AL Division Series with a 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers in Game 3 on Sunday night.
The Blue Jays cut their deficit to 2-1 in the best-of-five matchup.
Texas has another chance Monday to clinch the series at home. If not, a deciding Game 5 will be played Wednesday in Toronto, where the Rangers won the first two games.
Marco Estrada limited the Rangers to one run and five hits over 6 1-3 innings.
Tulowitzki's two-out homer in the sixth put the Blue Jays up 5-0. That was two innings after he drew a bases-loaded walk.
Texas left-hander Martin Perez, somewhat a surprise pick as the Game 3 starter over veterans Derek Holland and Colby Lewis, gave up four runs and six hits.
Holland (4-3) starts Game 4 against knuckleballer R.A. Dickey (11-11).