The Blue Jays and Royals combined to hit four home runs on Monday night at Rogers Centre in their Game 3 slugfest in the American League Championship Series (Game 4, today, 3 p.m. ET air time on FOX Sports 1/Sportsnet, 4 p.m. game time).
Toronto emerged with an 11-8 victory, highlighted by three home runs -- by Troy Tulowitzki, Josh Donaldson and Ryan Goins. Kansas City made a late push, capped off by Kendrys Morales' two-run homer in the top of the ninth, but ultimately came up short.
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The teams not only left the yard, but they did so in style, combining for three of the postseason's 16 longest home runs to this point. According to Statcast™, Donaldson's blast traveled a projected 443 feet, marking the fifth-longest home run this postseason. Morales' shot, meanwhile, traveled a projected 431 feet, the 10th-longest homer this postseason, and Tulowitzki's traveled a projected 422 feet, checking in at No. 16.
It wasn't just distance, however, as Donaldson's towering homer jumped off his bat at 112.52 mph, the second-hardest homer hit this postseason, behind only the 112.54-mph exit velocity registered off thea bat of Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber in Game 4 of the National League Division Series. It was also Donaldson's hardest-hit homer at any point this season.
Overall, the four home runs tied for the second-most homers hit in an AL postseason game this year. The only postseason game on the Junior Circuit to produce more home runs so far was Game 4 of the ALDS matchup between the Royals and Astros, who combined for six homers.
Paul Casella is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.