Russell Martin and the Toronto Blue Jays lost the lead to the Texas Rangers in the ALDS on one of the craziest MLB plays you’ll ever see.
By Robby Sabo
With two outs in the top of the seventh-inning of a 2-2 game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers, the craziest play you’ll ever lay eyes on went down.
It had to come during the most critical situation of the season for both teams too, right?
With every run meaning everything in Game 5 of the ALDS, watch how the Rangers score their third run of the game, breaking a 2-2 late tie (video above).
Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin, in attempt to throw the ball back to pitcher Aaron Sanchez, accidentally hit the bat of Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo. The ball deflected, allowing Rougned Odor to score easily.
Mind you, this all came with two outs, a heartbeat away from getting out of the inning. Manager John Gibbons immediately put the game under protest.
The Toronto fans didn’t take too kindly to the ruling:
What’s worse is that the home plate umpire called timeout after the deflection happen. This could be the tricky part about the entire play, providing the Jays with a serious leg to stand on should they lose.
As it stands right now, Toronto is batting in the bottom of the seventh. The bases are loaded with no outs.
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