Blue Jays eliminated with Game 6 loss in ALCS
The Toronto Blue Jays’ playoff run ended Friday (Oct 23), as The Kansas City Royals stole Game 6 with a 4-3 victory to win the American League Championship series four games to two.
Jose Bautista was unstoppable for Toronto, driving in three runs with a pair of homers included a two-run shot in the eighth inning that tied it at 3-3 when the Jays were down to their last five outs.
But the Royals answered with a run to end Toronto’s season and then held off the Jays in a nail-biting ninth.
“I’m definitely proud of our team,” Toronto manager John Gibbons said. “It’s been a fun group to be around every day.”
“We’re all disappointed we’re not moving on, that’s baseball,” he added. “We put up our best fight today.”
After the game, Jays’ Ben Revere said publicly what many of his teammates were saying privately.
“We had some calls not go our way. That questionable Moustakas home run—a fan reached over. Usually that’s a dead ball. But they gave it to them,” Revere said. “There were a couple of balks that I thought should’ve been called but they didn’t call it. There’s a lot of things that could’ve happened but they didn’t. That’s part of life. Could we have done a better job with men in scoring position? Yes. But then those little situations when umpires don’t have our side, I think they could have really helped us out a lot more.”
Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar was unanimously selected the ALCS MVP.
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