Blue Jays vs. Rangers ALDS Game 3 Preview and Prediction

The Texas Rangers hold a 2-0 lead in the best of five series against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Rangers can close out the series with a win tonight, while the Blue Jays are looking to extend their season. So will win Game 3? Here's our preview and prediction. 


Martin Perez (TEX) [3-6, 4.46 ERA] vs. Marco Estrada (TOR) [13-8, 3.13 ERA]

Starting Lineups: 

Texas Rangers

CF Delino DeShields Jr.
RF Shin-Soo Choo
DH Prince Fielder
1B Mitch Moreland
SS Elvis Andrus
LF Josh Hamilton
2B Rougned Odor
C Robinson Chirinos
3B Hanser Alberto

Toronto Blue Jays

LF Ben Revere
3B Josh Donaldson
RF Jose Bautista
DH Edwin Encarnacion
SS Troy Tulowitzki
1B Chris Colabello
C Dioner Navarro
2B Ryan Goins
CF Kevin Pillar

Key To The Game: 

The starters will be critical in this one. Estrada has been solid for much of the season, while Perez doesn't have a great stat line. If Estrada pitches well, he should have enough run support to pick up a win. If Perez doesn't put together a quality start, the Rangers might have to play a fourth game this series. The Blue Jays went heavy on right handers against Perez and I think that will pay off. 

Prediction: Blue Jays Win 4-2

The Blue Jays have the better starter and they'll extend the series to a fourth game. I prefer the lineup, especially with the talented right handed hitters they have. It's still the Rangers' series to lose, but the Blue Jays will win this one. 

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