Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Toronto Bashes Royals, 11-8, for Game Three ALCS Victory as Troy Tulowitzki Hoemrs

Players of the Day for Monday, October 19, 2015

American League

Tulowitzki: 3-run Homer
A little home cooking was just what the Toronto Blue Jays needed to notch their first win of the ALCS, topping the Royals Monday night at the Rogers Centre, 11-8.

While the score suggests that the game was close, Kansas City only cut into the Toronto lead in the ninth, scoring four runs before being retired for the night.

The key blow of the game was struck by Toronto shortstop, Troy Tulowitzki, whose third inning homer increased the Blue Jay lead from 3-2 to 6-2. The Jays tacked on three more runs in the frame, knocking out Royuals' starter, Johnny Cueto, who lasted just two innings officially, not getting any outs before being lifted in the third, allowing eight runs on six hits and four bases on balls.

Ryan Goins and Josh Donaldson also homered for the Jays. Donaldson hit a two-run shot in the third; Goins smacked a solo homer in the fifth inning.

The win leaves the Royals with a two-games-to-one lead in the best-of-seven series. Game four is scheduled for a first pitch at 4:07 pm EDT, Tuesday in Toronto.

National League

There were no NL games on Monday. The NLCS continues with game three in Chicago with the Cubs hosting the Mets at 8:07 pm EDT. New York holds a 2-0 edge n the series.

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