Troy Tulowitzki needed that. More importantly, the Toronto Blue Jays needed that.
The shortstop blasted a three-run home run in the bottom of the third to give his squad a 6-2 lead over the Kansas City Royals in Game 3 of the ALCS. Check out this play. You can probably hear all of Toronto cheering:
And then there’s also this:
Tulo’s shot (and Kevin Pillar’s RBI) were enough to get Johnny Cueto off the mound for the Royals. This is the same guy who shut down the final 19 batters he faced in Game 5 of the ALDS. Tulowitzki is also the first player in Jays history to have multiple three-run homers in the postseason. So, that paycheck may have been worth it this summer.