There are no more potential matchups or scenarios to sort through. The Texas Rangers finally know their next move.
The Rangers’ best-of-five American League Division Series against the Blue Jays begins at 2:37 p.m. Thursday in Toronto.
Game 2 is at 11:45 a.m. Friday in Toronto. Game 3 is scheduled for 7:10 Sunday at Globe Life Park. Game 4, if necessary, is scheduled for Oct 12 at Globe Life Park. A deciding Game 5 would be back in Toronto on Oct. 14.
The Rangers were 2-4 against the Blue Jays. Toronto took two of three in Toronto in late June and two of three in Arlington in late August.
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Yovani Gallardo pitched his best game of the season on June 27 in Toronto. He held the Blue Jays scoreless on three hits and two walks in 8 1/3 innings, his longest outing of the season. Gallardo also beat them on Aug. 27 in Arlington. He held them scoreless on three hits and three walks over 5 1/3 innings.
Texas Rangers (88-74) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (93-69)
Game 1: Rangers at Blue Jays, 2:37 p.m. Thursday (FS1)
Game 2: Rangers at Blue Jays, 11:45 a.m. Friday (MLB Network)
Game 3: Blue Jays at Rangers, 7:10 p.m. Sunday (FS1)
Game 4*: Blue Jays at Rangers, TBD Oct. 12
Game 5*: Rangers at Blue Jays, TBD Oct. 14
* — If necessary.
Stefan Stevenson, 817-390-7760