The Toronto Blue Jays solved a few issues this postseason.
First in the ALCS, Josh Donaldson’s home-run in the third inning gave Toronto their first lead in the series which was great for Jays fans since it seemed like Cleveland was always one step ahead of them last night before ultimately pulling away and winning the game.
Better yet for Toronto, Donaldson’s home-run helped propel the Blue Jays to a 5-1 win, avoiding elimination and giving them a chance to fight tomorrow afternoon in game five.
That 5-1 win was also Cleveland’s first lost this postseason ending their six game streak which started with a sweep of the Boston Red Sox in the ALDS.
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Obviously though the deck is still stacked against the Jays in their attempt at a comeback.
Only the Boston Red Sox back in 2004 were able to recover from a 3-0 series deficit when they came back to beat the New York Yankees in the ALCS. Ironically enough after that the Red Sox were able to go on to sweep the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series to break the curse of the Bambino.
Not saying that’s going to happen here. But the Jays were arguably the hottest team in the postseason before meeting Cleveland. You also have to wonder how Trevor Bauer’s gross finger is going to play into all of this.