Blue Jays-Rangers ALDS Game 3: DYK?

Blue Jays-Rangers ALDS Game 3: DYK?

The Blue Jays, down 2-0 in the best-of-five American League Division Series, kept their season alive on Sunday night with a 5-1 win over the Rangers at Globe Life Park.

The victory, which sets up Monday's Game 4 in Texas (4 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1/Sportsnet), was Toronto's first in the postseason since Joe Carter's World Series-winning home run against the Phillies on Oct. 23, 1993.

Game Date Result
Gm 1 Oct. 8 TEX 5, TOR 3
Gm 2 Oct. 9 TEX 6, TOR 4
Gm 3 Oct. 11 TOR 5, TEX 1
Gm 4 Oct. 12 TOR 8, TEX 4
Gm 5 Oct. 14 TOR 6, TEX 3

Here are some other notable facts and figures from Sunday's game.

• This was the first time in franchise history that the Blue Jays won an elimination game. They were 0-3 in elimination games in the 1985, '89 and '91 AL Championship Series, and never faced such a challenge on their way to championships in '92 and '93.

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Troy Tulowitzki's three-run shot in the sixth inning was his first postseason home run since Game 2 of the 2007 National League Championship Series for the Rockies. In between, he went through 15 straight homerless games in which he posted a .456 OPS.

• Tulowitzki is the fourth player in Blue Jays history to drive in at least four runs in a postseason game. During the 1993 World Series, Tony Fernandez had five RBIs and Devon White had four in Game 4, while Carter had four in Game 6.

• Tulowitzki is the second shortstop in postseason history to reach base four times in a game while hitting a home run and collecting at least four RBIs. The other was the Indians' Jhonny Peralta in Game 2 of the 2007 ALCS.

• The Rangers' Josh Hamilton singled in the fifth inning, snapping an 0-for-31 slump in the postseason, going back to Game 7 of the 2011 World Series. Hamilton, who finished 2-for-3, tied Marv Owen for the second-longest in postseason history. Dan Wilson went 0-for-42 from 1995-2000 for the Mariners.

Hamilton's single snaps skid

• Four Blue Jays relievers combined to retire all eight Rangers batters they faced, throwing 20 of their 26 pitches for strikes.

• Toronto starter Marco Estrada held the Rangers to one run over 6 1/3 innings. In 12 1/3 innings at Globe Life Park this season, he has allowed only two runs on nine hits.

Estrada earns win in Game 3

• Since the beginning of June, the Blue Jays are now 17-7 when Estrada starts.

• The Blue Jays have succeeded in silencing two of the Rangers' top hitters, Shin-Soo Choo and Prince Fielder. They went a combined 0-for-8 in Game 3 and are 2-for-25 in the series.

Rangers turn four double plays

• The Rangers turned four double plays for the first time in postseason club history. It was the first time any team in the postseason has turned four since the D-backs did it against the Cubs in Game 3 of the 2007 NLDS. It was the first time it has been done by an AL team in the postseason since the Tigers turned four against the A's in Game 1 of the 2006 ALCS.

• The Blue Jays led the Majors with an .810 OPS against left-handed starting pitchers during the regular season. On Sunday, they touched up Martin Perez for six hits, three walks and four earned runs over five innings while striking out only twice.

Andrew Simon is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @AndrewSimonMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.