Wild Thing #TBT
Wild Thing #TBT
David Price is done. He has yet to win a game in six postseason starts. His only postseason win came as rookie reliever against Boston in 2008.
"Vin Scully underwent a recommended medical procedure this morning and is resting comfortably. On the advice of his doctors, Scully will miss the Dodgers’ postseason games to rest up but is looking forward to returning in 2016. Everyone in the Dodgers organization wishes Vin the speediest of recoveries." (Dodgers via Twitter)
Rangers 2B Rougned Odor was hit by a pitch both times in his previous two at-bats, but his solo HR off the first pitch he saw in the seventh has the Rangers up 5-3. Odor is the fourth player in postseason history with two HBP and a HR in one game. Follow live
Alex Rios will start in right field for the Royals on Thursday, marking his first postseason appearance after 1,691 regular-season games. According to Elias, it is the most since Carlos Delgado made his postseason debut in 2006 after playing in 1,711 regular-season games.
The RF took Rangers RHP Keone Kela deep to center for his first postseason home run to cut the Jays' deficit to just one run as they trail 4-3 in the sixth in Game 1 of the ALDS. Follow live
So we've now lost both starting third baseman and this series is only five innings old. First, Adrian Beltre out with sore back and now possible MVP Josh Donaldson out in a precautionary move after taking knee to head on slide. Replaced by Hanser Alberto and Chris Colabello, respectively.
Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson got a knee to the head in the fourth sliding into second base, and he left the game in the fifth as Ezequiel Carrera pinch hit for him. Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre left in the third with lower back stiffness. Follow live
The Rangers got a 2-run HR from their No. 9 hitter Robinson Chirinos in the top of the fifth, and the Blue Jays got an RBI double from Kevin Pillar -- their own nine-hole hitter -- in the bottom of the frame to make it 4-2 Texas heading into the sixth. Follow live
Now Josh Donaldson not hitting after taking knee in head on takeout slide in 4th. Ezequiel Carrera hitting for him.
Russell Martin's double the first extra-base hit the Jays have gotten in three starts against Yovani Gallardo.
Texas got some power from its No. 9 batter, as Robinson Chirinos hit a 2-run homer off David Price. Chirinos hit 10 regular-season home runs this season. Follow live
I'm sure it's just a coincidence that Rougned Odor got plunked up high after his knee connected with Josh Donaldson's head.
Joe Maddon announced a little surprise in his rotation as 2nd yr player Kyle Hendricks will start Gm.2 of the NLDS in St.Louis. Jon Lester has gm 1, Jake Arrieta takes gm 3. Jason Hammel could be the gm 4 starter if he isn't used up in the bullpen before then.
A swinging bunt from Edwin Encarnacion went to Adrian Beltre's replacement (Beltre left with a back injury in the 3rd) Hanser Alberto. Alberto couldn't make the barehanded play and the Rangers' lead was cut to 2-1. Follow live
Jake Marisnick is playing CF and batting 9th for Astros in ALDS Game 1. Carlos Gomez is out with oblique injury. Manager A.J. Hinch says Gomez is available off the bench tonight and might start Game 2.
Outfielder Terrance Gore got the call over Jonny Gomes when the Royals' ALDS roster was released Thursday in advance of the series opener against the Astros. With Gore, KC is sticking with the speed element that served it so well last postseason.
Adrian Beltre, who left the game in the 3rd inning with lower back stiffness, has 18 defensive runs saved, which was tied for first with Nolan Arenado for the most among third basemen. The Rangers lead the Blue Jays 2-0 in the Game 1 of the ALDS in the 4th inning. Follow live
Hope beltre is ok....
Injury Update on Beltre: He left the game with low back stiffness. He's being further evaluated.
If Adrian Beltre recovers well enough to DH but not play third in this series, I'd rather have him in the lineup than Prince Fielder.
Adrian Beltre singled in run but his back hurting him so much he hobbled to first and was crying when trainer later checked on him. He left game and is replaced by rookie Hanser Alberto.