The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers Sunday, sweeping a three game series to continue onto the American League Championship Series.
The game ended with a 7 -6 victory for the Blue Jays after Rangers’ second baseman Rougned Odor threw to first base in the bottom of the 10th.
The play became a losing one for the Rangers when Blue Jays’ Edwin Encarnacion slid into second base, breaking up a possible double play and causing Odor to throw wildly to first base. Rangers’ first baseman Mitch Moreland fumbled the catch and hesitated before throwing the ball towards home plate, permitting Blue Jays’ Josh Donaldson to score the game-ending run.
“The deciding factor was that once I saw the ball get away from him, I felt like I had to take a chance,” Donaldson told ESPN. “In that situation, if he ends up throwing me out, you kind of have to tip your cap to him, but I was banking on the fact that I’m going to make it more times than not.”
Donaldson was joined on the field by the rest of his team in celebration of the run. However, the excitement was cut short as Rangers manager Jeff Banister called for a review of the play at second base. After looking back, officials ruled that the play counted and the stadium erupted in cheers from Toronto fans once more.
The Blue Jays will go on to play the Cleveland Indians in the ALCS on Friday Oct. 15, 2016.