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10/8/2015 | Rangers go for 2-0 ALDS lead behind Hamels

The Texas Rangers have the chance to be international robber barons, stealing two games across the border and heading back to Arlington to claim the bigger treasure over the weekend. The Toronto Blue Jays might have just encountered the only real speed bump of a postseason joyride that will now unfold exactly as predicted by the club's gargantuan in-season run differential.

10/8/2015 | Depth could be tested for Blue Jays, Rangers

They entered this American League Division Series as elite third basemen, prodigious hitters and true team leaders. But Adrian Beltre of the Rangers and Josh Donaldson of the Blue Jays also both exited Game 1 because of injuries.

10/8/2015 | Rangers-Blue Jays ALDS Game 1: DYK?

The Rangers went into a raucous Rogers Centre and beat the Blue Jays, 5-3, on Thursday in Game 1 of the American League Division Series to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five series.

10/8/2015 | Rangers execute Banister's pitching plan

With his bullpen fully rested, Rangers manager Jeff Banister was able to go with his favorite pitching blueprint to take Game 1 away from the Blue Jays with a 5-3 victory on Thursday afternoon.

10/8/2015 | Eventful Game 1 for Odor includes home run

Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor won't soon forget his first Major League postseason experience.

10/8/2015 | Rangers beat Price in TOR; 3 sluggers hurt

Led by a homer and three runs scored from Rougned Odor, the Rangers changed the outlook of the American League Division Series on Thursday by besting Blue Jays ace David Price at Rogers Centre in a 5-3 Game 1 win.

10/8/2015 | Beltre could miss Game 2 with back strain

The Rangers could be without third baseman Adrian Beltre for Game 2 of the best-of-five American League Division Series and possibly longer after he left Game 1 with a strained lower back on Thursday.

10/8/2015 | Hamels appreciates returning to postseason

Cole Hamels has been where Marcus Stroman is now. That helps him appreciate where he is in his career as both pitchers prepare for Game 2 (Friday, 11:30 a.m. CT, MLB Network/Sportsnet) of the American League Division Series.

10/8/2015 | Rogers Centre roof closed for ALDS opener

The roof will be closed at Rogers Centre for Game 1 of the American League Division Series between the Blue Jays and Rangers on Thursday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 3:37 p.m. ET.

10/8/2015 | Perez to get Game 3 nod for Rangers

Martin Perez will start for the Rangers in Game 3 of their American League Division Series vs. the Blue Jays on Sunday night in Texas, manager Jeff Banister said Thursday. The Game 4 starter has not been announced yet.

10/8/2015 | Rangers, Blue Jays lineups for today's Game 1

Here are the lineups for Game 1 of the American League Division Series between the Rangers and Blue Jays at Rogers Centre in Toronto.

10/8/2015 | Rangers go for righty relievers on ALDS roster

The Rangers have revealed their postseason roster for the American League Division Series and the bullpen includes right-handers Ross Ohlendorf and Chi Chi Gonzalez over left-handers Andrew Faulkner and Sam Freeman.

10/7/2015 | Fielder far removed from last postseason foray

The last time Prince Fielder was in the postseason, he was sitting in the visiting clubhouse at Fenway Park, asked about the pain of the Tigers' American League Championship loss to the Red Sox on a go-ahead grand slam in Game 6.

10/7/2015 | Rangers' taxed bullpen back at full strength

Between Sunday's complete game from Cole Hamels and three days off since the regular season ended, the Rangers are expecting their taxed bullpen to be back to full strength for Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Blue Jays today at 2:30 p.m. CT on FOX Sports 1.

10/7/2015 | Blue Jays, Rangers offer bountiful GIF baskets

The Rangers and Blue Jays meet in the American League Division Series that begins today in Toronto (3:30 p.m. ET on FS1 and Sportsnet). As we prepare for the series, here's a look at some of the top GIFs from each team's season, courtesy of @MLBGIFs.

10/7/2015 | Red-hot Blue Jays, Rangers meet at raucous Rogers

This afternoon, postseason baseball is returning to the home of the Blue Jays, whose last appearance on this stage concluded with Joe Carter's 1993 World Series Game 6 walk-off home run. And while the Blue Jays and Rangers, who will meet in Game 1 of the best-of-five American League Division Series, match up well enough to make the outcome of the series a true toss-up, there's no mistaking how raucous Rogers Centre will be.

10/7/2015 | Gallardo no pushover vs. vaunted Blue Jays

Two decades of pent-up postseason energy will be unleashed at Rogers Centre this afternoon (2:30 p.m. CT, FS1). Yovani Gallardo can't worry about quieting the crowd. All he can do is try to silence the mighty Blue Jays offense. He's one of the few pitchers who has done that this year.

10/7/2015 | No one-hit wonder: Toronto more than just power

Toronto led the Major Leagues with 891 runs scored -- 127 more than the next-highest team (the Yankees with 764) -- and averaged 5.5 runs per game. The Blue Jays scored 10 or more runs in a club-record 26 games, the most by any team in a season since St. Louis and Atlanta in 2003.

10/7/2015 | Rangers weighing roster, rotation options

The Blue Jays have set their rotation and roster for the American League Division Series. The Rangers have not. Texas brought 30 players to Toronto, but doesn't have to submit a final 25-man roster until 9 a.m. CT on Thursday.

10/7/2015 | Head-turners: Statcast previews Rangers-Jays

Few teams, if any, provided as much material for Statcast™ down the stretch as the Blue Jays. That said, their American League Division Series opponents provided their share of highlights as well, as the Rangers used a balanced attack to capture the AL West crown.

10/7/2015 | Jays, Rangers enjoyed in-season roster makeovers

The Blue Jays of October aren't the Blue Jays of April. They were remade on the fly, strengthened up and down the roster. In that way, they're a lot like the team they'll play in the American League Division Series beginning today. The Rangers were also transformed over the last few months. In the end, a season when they were tested again and again has had a satisfying ending.

10/7/2015 | Moreland's work ethic stems from small-town roots

Growing up in northeast Mississippi, Mitch Moreland formed a strong work ethic, which has helped him succeed in the Majors.

10/6/2015 | ALDS: Blue Jays-Rangers position by position

The Blue Jays and Rangers weren't exactly popular picks to win their respective divisions, yet here they are, meeting in the American League Division Series after remarkable seasons. Here is a position-by-position breakdown of the two clubs.

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