These two teams met in the 2015 ALDS as well. The Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers meet in the 2016 American League Division Series beginning on Thursday in Arlington, in a rematch of one of the most thrilling playoff series of last year.
Game 1 is the first of two AL playoff games on Thursday, with the 4:38 p.m. ET contest to be televised by TBS.
In 2015, the Blue Jays outlasted the Rangers in five games, culminating in Jose Bautista’s bat flip heard around the world after his three-run home run in the seventh inning of the deciding game in Toronto gave the Blue Jays the lead.