Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS -

One of the two losses by RHP Aaron Sanchez, the AL ERA leader at 3.00, was to Texas. He gave up a sea­son high-match­ing six runs and was the loser in that May 15 game with the bench-clear­ing brawl af­ter Toronto star Jose Bautista was punched by Rougned Odor.

RHP Colby Lewis is 4-1 with a 2.38 ERA in nine ca­reer pos­sea­son games (eight starts) for Texas. In 2010, he won the AL Cham­pi­onship Se­ries clincher to get the Rangers to their first World Se­ries, and beat San Fran­cisco in Game 3 for their only vic­tory in that se­ries. drive in the sec­ond put 20game win­ner J.A. Happ and the Blue Jays ahead to stay.

“Get­ting be­hind in the count, and they were look­ing for fast­balls,” Darvish said through his in­ter­preter. “When I left it on the plate, they got it.”

Texas scored twice in the eighth, in­clud­ing Gomez’s sin­gle that struck Liri­ano. The pitcher walked off the mound, and an am­bu­lance took him to the hos­pi­tal for what Gib­bons re­ferred to as “some fur­ther tests.”

A day af­ter Cleve­land home­red three times in an in­ning against Bos­ton and won its ALDS opener, the Jays matched the feat against the team that had the best record in the AL. The home runs boosted the Blue Jays in a game in which they got out­hit 13-6.

While Toronto fin­ished the reg­u­lar sea­son fourth in the ma­jors with 221 homers, there were only eight the last 11 games. They al­ready have eight in three post­sea­son games.

“Home runs are al­ways a good thing,” Gib­bons said.

Darvish had as many strike­outs (four) in his five in­nings as homers al­lowed, be­com­ing the first pitcher in the post­sea­son to al­low four homers in a game since Min­nesota’s Rick Reed against Oak­land in Game 3 of the 2002 ALDS.

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