Or­tiz could play last game, Blue Jays try to sweep

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

A look at what’s hap­pen­ing all around the ma­jors today:

PAPI IN PERIL

David Or­tiz could play for the fi­nal time in his big league ca­reer when the Red Sox face Cleve­land at Fen­way Park in Game 3 of the AL Di­vi­sion Se­ries.

The In­di­ans lead 2-0 in the best-of-five matchup and are try­ing for a sweep. The 40-year-old Or­tiz plans to re­tire af­ter the sea­son.

Big Papi hit .315 with 38 home runs, 48 dou­bles and 127 RBIs this sea­son, but is 1 for 8 so far in the play­offs.

BALL­PARK BE­HAV­IOR

Ma­jor League Base­ball Com­mis­sioner Rob Man­fred says he has “ev­ery con­fi­dence” there won’t be another can-throw­ing episode in Toronto this post­sea­son. The Blue Jays can sweep Texas in Game 3 of the AL Di­vi­sion Se­ries at Rogers Cen­tre.

In the wild-card game this week, a fan threw a beer can near Ori­oles out­fielder Hyun Soo Kim. The Blue Jays say they’re plan­ning tougher se­cu­rity mea­sures and al­co­hol poli­cies at the sta­dium.

Dur­ing last year’s ALDS be­tween Texas and Toronto, Blue Jays fans tossed bot­tles and de­bris on the field dur­ing Game 5, up­set by an um­pire’s call.

PACK AND PLAY

The Dodgers and Wash­ing­ton will meet at Nationals Park in Game 2 of the NL Di­vi­sion Se­ries, then fly off to Los An­ge­les for Game 3 Mon­day.

A rain­out on Satur­day took away the travel day for the cross-coun­try trip. LA leads 1-0, with Rich Hill (12-5, 2.12 ERA) start­ing against Tan­ner Roark (16-10, 2.83).

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