nuary) and Zimbabwe, and also missed the two T20Is against West Indies in the USA. In between, he had a disappointing run in the Asia Cup and
TORONTO -- Edwin Encarnacion advanced Toronto to the AL Division Series in the Blue Jays familiar manner -- with a big home run.Encarnacion hit a three-run drive in the 11th inning off Ubaldo Jimenez , and Toronto beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 in Tuesday nights AL wild card game to advance to a Division Series matchup against old foe Texas.It was a very special moment and a very special opportunity, Encarnacion said through a translator.Jose Bautista also homered for the Blue Jays , who open the Division Series on Tuesday at Texas. Encarnacions homer brought back memories of the tiebreaking, three-run shot that Bautista hit in the seventh inning of Game 5 of last years AL Division Series win over the Rangers, a shot punctuated by a memorable bat flip.And the Blue Jays won their last World Series title in 1993 on Joe Carters walkoff home run .I was looking for a fastball and I was trying to put the barrel on it, get a little bit in front because the infield was playing in, and I actually got it, Encarnacion said through a translator.Jimenez relieved Brian Duensing with one out in the 11th, and Devon Travis singled in a 1-1 pitch. Reigning AL MVP Josh Donaldson singled on the next pitch, and Travis went all the way to third as left fielder Nolan Reimold bobbled the ball.Encarnacion sent the following pitch, a 91 mph offering, soaring into the second deck in left. Encarnacion immediately knew it was gone and raised both arms in triumph, index fingers pointed skyward.The crowd of 49,934 chanted Eddie, Eddie! as Encarnacion circled the bases before being greeted by a mob of teammates. Encarnacion matched his career-best with 42 home runs in the regular season.Jimenez said he was trying to throw a low slider and induce a double play.It didnt do anything, Jimenez said. It stayed up.Orioles closer Zach Britton, who was perfect in 47 save chances during the regular season, never got in the game.Nobody has been pitching better for us than Ubaldo, Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said . It didnt work out.Britton warmed up three times but didnt leave the bullpen.Its frustrating but its not my call, Britton said. It was just frustrating to have to sit there and watch.Francisco Liriano retired five straight batters on four groundouts and a strikeout for the win after closer Roberto Osuna left with a sore shoulder .The doctor told me that I was going to be fine, I just need a couple of days, Osuna said. Ive been pitching a lot lately. They think its just fatigue from the last couple of weeks.Toronto beat Texas in five-game Division Series, sparked by Bautistas memorable homer. The teams brawled in May this year when Bautista was punched in the face by Rangers infielder Rougned Odor following a play at second base.Its going to be a very interesting series, and were looking forward to it, Encarnacion said.The roof was open at Rogers Centre, formerly SkyDome, where all 24 previous postseason games had been played with it closed.Bautista led off the second against Chris Tillman with his fifth postseason homer. Mark Trumbo, who led the major leagues with 47 home runs, gave Baltimore a 2-1 lead in the fourth with a two-run homer off Marcus Stroman .Ezequiel Carreras RBI single chased Tillman in the fifth.When Toronto pinch-hitter Melvin Upton Jr. flied out to the warning track in left field to end the seventh, Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim was nearly struck by a can that was thrown from the stands. Center fielder Adam Jones angrily gestured toward the seats, and Showalter came out to register his displeasure with the umpires.Its tough when you have that many people in the ballpark and one person does something that reflects poorly on all of them, Showalter said. It can happen in any ballpark. I dont like anything that puts our guys in harms way.Blue Jays fans tossed bottles and debris on the field during game 5 against Texas last year, upset at the call that let Odor score from third after catcher Russell Martins throw back to the mound deflected off Shin Soo Choos bat.Jones wasnt as diplomatic as his manager.That is about as pathetic as it gets, he said. I hope they find the guy and press charges.Blue Jays spokesman Erik Grosman said the fan was not ejected because he took off before police had a chance to get him. Police are investigating.FOR STARTERSStroman allowed two runs and four hits in six innings, struck out six and walked none. Tillman gave up two runs and four hits in 4 1/3 innings.WEB GEMKevin Pillar made a diving catch on Manny Machados liner to right-center in the fourth .EXTRA, EXTRA!This was the second extra-inning wild card game. Kansas City rallied to beat Oakland 9-8 in 12 innings in 2014.ROBBIEHall of Famer Roberto Alomar, who starred for the Blue Jays and Orioles, threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Jurickson Profar - The Montreal Canadiens will try to halt their longest losing streak of the season when they host the struggling New York Islanders in tonights clash at the Bell Centre. Russell Wilson Jersey. The CFLs leading rusher kept adding to his gaudy numbers this season and scored the winning touchdown with just over two minutes to play. The New Westminster, B.C., native plowed three yards into the end zone for the last score of a heated, see-saw battle between the two teams with the best records in the CFL. Vaives lawyer Trevor Whiffen claims the former 50-goal man wasnt provided with a copy of the claim beforehand and that he would not have agreed to the allegations made against the NHL had he been asked to review its contents. Ivan Rodriguez Jersey. Paul Pierce couldnt believe he missed at the end. Young scored a season-high 26 points to spark a huge effort from the leagues most productive bench, and Los Angeles beat the Brooklyn Nets 99-94 on Wednesday night after blowing a 27-point lead. Yu Darvish Rangers Jersey. Colin Wilson had two goals and an assist, and Mike Fisher scored a goal and helped set up two others in the Predators 6-4 victory over the Red Wings on Monday night. Suresh Raina has been ruled out of the first ODI against New Zealand in Dharamsala on October 16 due to a bout of viral fever. The BCCI has not named a replacement for him in the side.Rainas illness had affected his participation in Uttar Pradeshs Ranji Trophy opener against Madhya Pradesh last week. Raina was named captain of the UP side, but did not bat in both innings as the team lost by an innings and 64 runs.Raina, who last played an ODI for India in October, 2015, had been recalled to the squad for the first three matches of the five-ODI series against New Zealand. MSK Prasad, Indias chairman of selectors, had said that Rainas ability as a part-time spin bowler was one of the factors behind his recall aas the teams frontline spinners, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, had been rested for the matches.dddddddddddd.Raina was left out of Indias ODI squads for the tours of Australia (December-January) and Zimbabwe, and also missed the two T20Is against West Indies in the USA. In between, he had a disappointing run in the Asia Cup and the World T20. In the Asia Cup T20s, Raina scored 39 runs in three innings, and followed that with 41 runs in four innings at the World T20. 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