Oct 14, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista (19) leaps in celebration with second baseman Ryan Goins (17) after defeating the Texas Rangers in game five of the ALDS at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
The Toronto Blue Jays had the odds stacked against them but found a way to win the last three games of the series with heroic performances
The Toronto Blue Jays went into Game 5 against the Texas Rangers with the momentum after winning back-to-back games in Texas, but they still had to find a way to win their first home playoff game in 22 years. After many debated the decision to play David Price in Game 4, it was Marcus Stroman who got the call in the most important start of his young career so far. If the Blue Jays had not convinced people that this team is capable of overcoming the biggest obstacles, the odds they overcame in Game 5 should have done that.
"In the Major League Baseball post-season history of five-game series, 29 teams have lost their opening two games at home. Among them, only two – one each from the American and National League – have been able to rally and win their respective series."
The Blue Jays did not get the performance that they needed from Price in the opening game but even after a solid outing from Stroman the team found themselves in trouble. However this team has been relying on more on than just a couple of players to get them through tough times. Of course this comeback would not have been possible without a couple of those players stepping up in Games 3, 4, and 5.
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