Two games down, a 14-inning marathon that included a benches-clearing brawl, a controversial play and the Toronto Blue Jays are desperate for a victory.
The team that has the entire country of Canada glued to its TV sets needs a win against the Texas Rangers on Sunday night to avoid a three-game sweep in the ALDS and keep their dream season alive. It’s a daunting prospect – especially on the road – but one the Blue Jays could very well accomplish.
Of course, it starts with pitching. Marco Estrada (13-8) held hitters to an AL-low .183 batting average after the All-Star break and gets the all-important start for Toronto tonight. Then, there are the bats. Toronto has scored seven runts in its first two games and while there are some who may blame a seemingly moving strikezone, the Jays need to get swinging and get swinging quick.
The Blue Jays will be without reliever Brett Cecil in Game 3 after the left-hander saw his seaosn end with a torn calf muscle. The squad brought up right-hander Ryan Tepera and his 3.27 ERA to replace him.
On the Rangers side of things, Martin Perez (3-6) gets the start for Texas.
First pitch for the potentially dramatic Game 3 matchup is slated for 8:10 p.m. ET and will be broadcast in the U.S. on FS1. The game will also be shown on SNET in Canada. If you aren’t near a TV for the game, here’s how to watch online and on mobile:
How to Watch Blue Jays-Rangers Online
If you have access to a cable subscription, you can watch the game online for free through Fox Sports GO. You’ll need the log-in and password for a cable subscription — either yours or someone else’s — to access the stream. Frequently asked questions about Fox Sports GO can be found here.
MLB is also offering different ways to watch online. Postseason.TV costs $9.99 for the entire playoffs and allows users to watch live alternative video feeds (different from the regular TV broadcast and with no announcers) of the game. MLB.tv also costs $9.99 for the playoffs, and it allows users who are able to authenticate a cable subscription with a log-in and password to watch the live broadcast online.
International users outside United States and Canada can watch every postseason game live online through MLB.tv for $24.99. No cable subscription is necessary. The games will be archived and available in blacked-out areas 90 minutes after completion.
How to Watch Blue Jays-Rangers on Mobile
Mobile users can watch the game on the Fox Sports GO app, which is free to download for your Apple device, your Android or Google device, your Amazon device, and your Windows device. As is the case with the desktop live stream, you’ll need a cable log-in and password to access the stream on the app.
Users with a subscription to Postseason.TV or MLB.tv can watch the game live on the MLB.com At Bat app, which is free to download from the Apple store, the Google Play store or the Amazon app store. You can also see in-game video highlights, batting, pitching and fielding statistics.
For those in Canada, SportsNet 590 is broadcasting a live audio-only broadcast of the game with Jerry Howart, Joe Siddall and Mike Wilner on the call.