The city of Toronto is celebrating like it’s 1993, as the Blue Jays are on their way to the American League Championship Series for the first time in 22 years.
It wasn’t an easy task winning the division series, as the Jays were down 2-0 to Texas after starting with a pair of losses at home.
The Texas Rangers were leading in game 5 until Edwin Encarnicon belted a mammoth solo homerun to tie it at two runs a piece in the bottom of the 6th inning.
Jose Bautista was the hero for Toronto, as he lifted the Jays to victory giving them a 6-3 lead with a 3-run homer in the bottom of the 7th inning.
Cole Hammels, a pitcher who rejected being traded to Toronto from the Philadelphia Phillies at the beginning of the season, took the loss for the Rangers in the fifth and final deciding game of the series.
The Blue Jays will now meet the Kansas City Royals in the ALCS on Friday at 8:05 p.m. ET.
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