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TORONTO -- Josh Donaldsons mad dash moved the Blue Jays into the next round of the playoffs.Donaldson raced home from second base after Rougned Odor bounced a double-play relay in the 10th inning and Toronto beat the Texas Rangers 7-6 on Sunday night to sweep their AL Division Series.Donaldson, the reigning AL MVP, led off the 10th with a double into the right-center field gap and Matt Bush intentionally walked Edwin Encarnacion.After Jose Bautista struck out, Russell Martin hit a grounder to shortstop Elvis Andrus, who tried to start a double play with a feed to second base. After making the turn, second baseman Odor short-hopped his throw to first baseman Mitch Moreland and the ball skipped away, allowing Donaldson to sprint home and beat Morelands throw with a dive across the plate.I was at third base when the throw was being made, Donaldson said. Once I saw (Moreland) miss the pick, I felt like I had to take a chance right there.The wild-card Blue Jays are headed back to the AL Championship Series after beating Texas in an ALDS for a second straight year and will face the winner of the Cleveland-Boston series. The Indians lead 2-0, with Game 3 scheduled for Monday following a postponement Sunday.Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro, who spent 24 years with Cleveland before joining Toronto last fall, said hed already reached out to one former Indians colleague about a potential ALCS meeting.Its something Ive tried not to think about, Shapiro said, but I texted (Indians GM) Chris Antonetti a two-word text about 10 minutes ago: Your turn.Torontos bench emptied and swarmed around Donaldson near home plate after his dramatic dash, while Bush kneeled in the infield and watched the celebration. The umpires huddled to review the play at second base, but after a brief delay, the crowd of 49,555 went wild as crew chief Joe West signaled the run counted.Youre like `Oh gosh, lets not have a technicality ruin this moment for us right here, Martin said. It was a little bit of a buzzkill at the time.Donaldson had two doubles among his three hits and is batting .538 through four postseason games, all wins for the Blue Jays, who had to beat Baltimore in a wild-card game to get to the ALDS.We definitely feel gd about where were at, Donaldson said. Were pitching well, were playing gd defense and right now weve been able to hit the homer. Thats a big positive for our offense.The Blue Jays now get four days off before the ALCS begins Friday, and theyre happy to get it.Some people like to say a couple of days off might throw our timing off, Martin said. I really dont believe in that. At this point in the year, a couple of days off can do wonders.Bautistas homer and emphatic bat flip in Game 5 was the lasting image from Torontos ALDS win over the Rangers last season. On May 15, Odor famously punched Bautista to spark a brawl in Texas, and the broadcast of Sundays game showed a fan-made sign declaring I would rather get punched in May than get knocked out in October.Bush had thrown two scoreless innings in relief prior to beginning the 10th. It was the longest career outing for the 30-year-old rkie, who was crucial in the bullpen while Texas finished with the ALs best record.Closer Roberto Osuna threw two perfect innings to get the win. His appearance capped 4 1/3 scoreless innings of one-hit ball by Torontos bullpen after starter Aaron Sanchez allowed six runs.Encarnacion had a two-run homer and Martin a solo shot in the first inning for Toronto, which swept a postseason series for the first time.Unfortunately we didnt click at the right time, Andrus said. They hit the ball well and never let us feel comfortable.Andrus hit a solo homer in the third and Odor added a two-run shot in the fourth. They were the only two homers of the series for Texas.We got cold at the worst moment, Rangers slugger Adrian Beltre said.Moreland gave Texas a 6-5 lead with a two-run double off Joe Biagini in the sixth, but Toronto responded in the bottom half when Troy Tulowitzki scored on Jonathan Lucroys bases-loaded passed ball.Colby Lewis allowed five runs in two innings for Texas.Texas has lost six straight postseason games, all to Toronto. The Rangers hadnt lost on a game-ending play since June 30 against the Yankees.SELECT COMPANYEncarnacion has four career home runs, the second-highest total in Blue Jays history. Bautista and Joe Carter each have six.TRAINERS RMBlue Jays: 2B Devon Travis (right knee) sat out his second straight game but was available off the bench. Travis, who was scratched from the lineup Friday, had a cortisone shot Saturday. ... 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The New Westminster, B.C., native plowed three yards into the end zone for the last score of a heated, see-saw battle between the two teams with the best records in the CFL.CHICAGO -- The Texas Rangers started the second half of the season the way they ended the first, struggling to get back to the form that has given them the best record in the American League.The Chicago Cubs beat Texas 6-0 on Friday, handing the Rangers their eighth loss in 10 games -- and their third straight going back to before the All-Star break.Addison Russells two-run single keyed a five-run sixth inning for the Cubs, and Kyle Hendricks (8-6) combined with four relievers to hold the Rangers to five hits.While the Cubs sixth-inning outburst chased Rangers starter Martin Perez (7-6), Texas manager Jeff Banister said his clubs pitching wasnt the problem -- it was the pitching performance by the Cubs Hendricks.He was extremely stingy with the middle part of the plate today, Banister said. We couldnt get anything off the barrel.One of the Cubs runs in the sixth came on a throwing error by Prince Fielder, in a rare start at first base due to interleague play.The sixth inning got away from us, Banister said. I felt like Martin was still making gd pitches, still had life on his pitches. We just didnt help him out.Perez said the Rangers werent worried by the recent slump. Despite the loss, Texas (54-37) still has the most wins in the AL.We just have to go back tomorrow and stay focused and find a way to go back to winning, Perez said.The Cubs are trying to come out of their own slump, winning for just the seventh time in 22 games. Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Hendricks emergence as a solid starter has been key as aces Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester have struggled.Kyles one of the best pitchers in the National League right now and nobody is talking about it, Maddon said.Carl Edwards Jr. struck out two in a perfect seventh and Travis Wd, Pedro Strop and Justin Grimm combined for the final six outs in Chicagos eighth shutout.The Cubs, who entered percentage points ahead of Texas for the second-best record in the majors behind San Francisco, had seven hits on an unseasonably cl, drizzly day with the wind blowing in.The breeze kept Anthony Rizzos drive to right in the park in the sixth thatt helped load the bases and extend his hitting streak to 10 games.dddddddddddd Two batters later Russell came through.We played prly the last three weeks or so and showed our vulnerability and humanity as a team, Cubs president Theo Epstein said. In the long run that might be a gd thing because it means we know how hard we have to work and how well we have to play to get where we want to go.TRAINERS RMRangers: LHP Jake Diekman, who cut his left index finger on a beer mug earlier this month in Boston, was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Its retroactive to July 6. ... RHP Keone Kela (elbow) was activated. ... LF Shin-S Ch (back) was out of the lineup. Ryan Rua replaced him, while Odor led off.Cubs: OF Dexter Fowler (hamstring) isnt expected back before the end of next week. ... C David Ross was activated off the seven-day concussion list. ... RHP Trevor Cahill (right knee tendinitis) was placed on the 15-day DL. ... OF Jorge Soler (hamstring) could start a rehab assignment sn. ... RHP Adam Warren returned to the bullpen, but could make another spot start.PEREZS HITPerez recorded his first major league hit with a swinging bunt toward third base in the second. He had been 0 for 9. Im not a fast guy, I just hit the ball and I lked at third base and I just said, `Hes far from the ball, said Perez, who was charged with five runs in 5 2/3 innings.FORMER RANGERS HURT OLD CLUBFour of the Cubs pitchers were formerly in the Rangers organization. Strop made his major league debut with the team in 2010 while Edwards, Grimm and Hendricks were all drafted by Texas. Banister said he didnt think much about what might have been had the club held on to Hendricks. I dont covet other teams players, Banister said. Hes a solid player for the Chicago Cubs... I like the players we got.UP NEXTRangers RHP Yu Darvish (2-0, 2.87 ERA) returns from the disabled list and starts Saturday against Cubs RHP Jason Hammel (7-5, 3.46). Darvish is expected to throw 85-90 pitches. ' ' '

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