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Tule-Led Blue Jays Avoid ALDS Elimination, Beat Texas 5-1



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    ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 11: Mike Maddux #31 of the Texas Rangers talks with Chi Chi Gonzalez #21 in the seventh inning against the Toronto Blue Jays during game three of the American League Division Series on October 11, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    Troy Tulowitzki drove in four runs, including a three-run homer for his first hit this postseason, and the Toronto Blue Jays avoided elimination in the AL Division Series with a 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers in Game 3 on Sunday night.

    The Blue Jays cut their deficit to 2-1 in the best-of-five matchup.

    Texas has another chance Monday to clinch the series at home. If not, a deciding Game 5 will be played Wednesday in Toronto, where the Rangers won the first two games.

    Marco Estrada limited the Rangers to one run and five hits over 6 1-3 innings.

    Tulowitzki's two-out homer in the sixth put the Blue Jays up 5-0. That was two innings after he drew a bases-loaded walk.

    Texas left-hander Martin Perez, somewhat a surprise pick as the Game 3 starter over veterans Derek Holland and Colby Lewis, gave up four runs and six hits.

    Holland (4-3) starts Game 4 against knuckleballer R.A. Dickey (11-11).

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