Toronto Blue Jays at Texas Rangers
ALDS Game 2
Globe Life Park, Arlington, Texas
First pitch: 1:08 p.m. ET
Weather: 22 C and partly cloudy with a 22 per cent chance of rain at first pitch.
Devon Travis was a late scratch for the Blue Jays with right knee irritation. Ezequiel Carrera will take over his leadoff spot, and Darwin Barney will play second base and bat ninth.
HAPP’S RETURN TO OCTOBER
Today will mark Happ’s first post-season appearance since his rookie season in 2009, when he made a disappointing three-inning start for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Jose Bautista hit his sixth career post-season home run Thursday, tying him with Joe Carter for the most playoff homers in Blue Jays’ history. Going back to Game 6 of last year’s American League Championship Series, Bautista has four homers in his last eight post-season at-bats. His career post-season on-base-plus-slugging percentage (OPS), meanwhile, is now 1.180, which trails only Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth among hitters with at least 50 post-season plate appearances.