Blue Jays’ early blitz stuns Rangers

‘Nobody has hit better than me this week’ – Koepka on his ball-striking during third round

An early onslaught saw the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers 8-4 on Monday to take their American League Division Series to Game 5.

After going 2-0 down, the Blue Jays have recorded back-to-back victories which sees the series head back to Toronto on Wednesday for a decider.

Making his first postseason start since the 2011 World Series, Derek Holland had a rough time of it as three of the first eight Toronto hitters hit homers. Josh Donaldson, Chris Colabello, and Kevin Pillar were the men to connect off Holland.

Holland was pulled after Donaldson walked and Jose Bautista doubled to start the third inning. Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey took over before he was called off with a 7-1 lead and a runner on base as David Price finished the game.

The Rangers are in danger of becoming only the third team in MLB history to lose a best-of-five series after winning the first two games of the series away from home.