Schilling: If Bautista isn't in the lineup, Jays still have to win (0:23)
Schilling: I was concerned about Donaldson (0:25)

Jim Caple Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

The Rangers knocked off the heavily favored Blue Jays 5-3 in Game 1 of their division series. Not only that, they have Cole Hamels starting Game 2 (he was 7-1 with a 3.66 ERA after being dealt to Texas). Now, if only Adrian Beltre is able to recover and return quickly from his back injury.

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

Blue Jays announce Josh Donaldson cleared concussion test but will be reevaluated. Jose Bautista came out in ninth with minor cramping in his right hamstring.


Rangers take Game 1 of ALDS over Blue Jays

Robinson Chirinos and Rougned Odor both went deep in the 5-3 win -- Texas' first postseason win since Game 5 of the 2011 World Series -- while David Price lost his sixth postseason game in as many starts. Game 2 is Friday at 12:45 p.m. ET. Box score

Track star or outfielder?

Delino DeShields stole 25 bases and crossed home plate 83 times this season. It's not hard to guess which award the Rangers' speedy outfielder earned. Prospect award winners (Insider)

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

David Price is done. He has yet to win a game in six postseason starts. His only postseason win came as rookie reliever against Boston in 2008.

David Price gives up second HR of game

Rangers 2B Rougned Odor was hit by a pitch both times in his previous two at-bats, but his solo HR off the first pitch he saw in the seventh has the Rangers up 5-3. Odor is the fourth player in postseason history with two HBP and a HR in one game. Follow live

Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor RB Shock Linwood has been the Big 12's best runner this season. According to ESPN Stats and Information, Linwood is averaging 4.42 yards after contact per rush. His ability to run through tackles has helped him average 9.42 yards per carry. Even in a conference full of stars at QB and WR, Linwood will deserve Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year consideration if he continues to put up big numbers.

Jim Caple Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

So we've now lost both starting third baseman and this series is only five innings old. First, Adrian Beltre out with sore back and now possible MVP Josh Donaldson out in a precautionary move after taking knee to head on slide. Replaced by Hanser Alberto and Chris Colabello, respectively.


Rangers, Jays third basemen exit game

Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson got a knee to the head in the fourth sliding into second base, and he left the game in the fifth as Ezequiel Carrera pinch hit for him. Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre left in the third with lower back stiffness. Follow live

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

Now Josh Donaldson not hitting after taking knee in head on takeout slide in 4th. Ezequiel Carrera hitting for him.

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Martin's double the first extra-base hit the Jays have gotten in three starts against Yovani Gallardo.

Chirinos hits homer, puts Rangers up 4-1

Texas got some power from its No. 9 batter, as Robinson Chirinos hit a 2-run homer off David Price. Chirinos hit 10 regular-season home runs this season. Follow live

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

That was Robinson Chirino's second home run since July 18.

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Texas vs. Texas A&M battle for Delance

The Texas Longhorns and Texas A&M Aggies don’t battle head-to-head on as many prospects these days as some would think. In the 2016 class, there is one very key battle in the balance.

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ESPNW: Hardy news conference a 'disaster'

Greg Hardy was brought to Dallas after a conviction and procedural dismissal for, among other things, allegedly throwing his girlfriend on a futon covered in assault rifles and threatening to kill her. He told assembled media Wednesday he planned to come out "guns blazing" and discussed the relative hotness of Tom Brady's wife, Gisele Bundchen. Will NFL ever change?

Blue Jays get on board, cut lead in half

A swinging bunt from Edwin Encarnacion went to Adrian Beltre's replacement (Beltre left with a back injury in the 3rd) Hanser Alberto. Alberto couldn't make the barehanded play and the Rangers' lead was cut to 2-1. Follow live


Beltre a big loss for Rangers

Adrian Beltre, who left the game in the 3rd inning with lower back stiffness, has 18 defensive runs saved, which was tied for first with Nolan Arenado for the most among third basemen. The Rangers lead the Blue Jays 2-0 in the Game 1 of the ALDS in the 4th inning. Follow live

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Where was Trevone Boykin drafted?

Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl drafted the top skill players in the nation. Where was TCU QB Trevone Boykin selected? Did either expert take Frogs WR Josh Doctson? Top 20 (Insider)