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Last Update on October 09, 2015 00:50 GMT


UNDATED (AP) -- David Price played a major role in the Toronto Blue Jays' late-season surge to the AL East title, but he didn't have his best stuff in Game 1 of the division series this afternoon.

Price served up a pair of homers while allowing five runs in seven innings of the Jays' 5-3 loss to the Texas Rangers. Robinson Chirinos (chih-REE'-nohs) nicked the lefty for a two-run shot and Rougned Odor (oh-DOOR') belted a solo homer. Chirinos put the Rangers ahead 4-1 in the fifth, but the Blue Jays got within 4-3 before Odor went deep to complete the scoring.

Yovani Gallardo (yoh-VAH'-nee gy-YAHR'-doh) allowed two runs and four hits in five innings to improve to 4-0 with a 1.78 ERA in four career starts against Toronto. Keone Kela (kee-OH'-nee KEH'-luh), Jake Diekman (DEEK'-man) and Sam Dyson finished, with Dyson getting a save.

Neither team had its starting third baseman on the field by the end of the game. The Rangers had to take out Adrian Beltre (BEHL'-tray) in the third with a sore lower back, two innings before Toronto's Josh Donaldson came out. Donaldson was kneed in the head while sliding in an attempt to break up a double play.

Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista had to leave the game after the eighth inning due to hamstring tightness.

Game 2 is tomorrow afternoon in Toronto, where Marcus Stroman will pitch for the Blue Jays against Rangers ace Cole Hamels. The Rangers have won Hamels' last 10 starts, scoring at least four runs each time.

Looking ahead, the Rangers have announced that left-hander Martin Perez will be the starter against Toronto's Marc Estrada for Game 3 in Arlington. Texas has not selected a starter for Game 4.

In Kansas City, the Central Division-champion Royals are entertaining the wild card-winning Astros. The game currently is in a rain delay with the Astros leading 3-1 through two innings.

The Astros scored twice in the top of the first on RBI grounders by Colby Rasmus and Evan Gattis. Jose Altuve's RBI single put Houston up 3-0 in the top of the second before Kendrys (KEHN'-drees) Morales homered to pull the Royals within 3-1.

Houston advanced with that 3-0 wild card game win Tuesday night over the Yankees in New York. The pitching matchup for the opening game of the best-of-five series has 19-game winner Collin McHugh toeing the rubber for the Astros against Yordano Ventura, who was 13-8.

Play in the National League Divisional series playoffs begins tomorrow with the Cardinals entertaining the Cubs, and the Dodgers, the Mets.

In news from the Cardinals' camp, All-Star catcher Yadier Molina (YAH'-dee-ay moh-LEE'-nah) is on the St. Louis roster for the NL division series against the Cubs. He'll be able to play wearing a splint to protect a strained ligament in his left thumb.


HOUSTON (AP) -- Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck is inactive for tonight's game against the Houston Texans because of a right shoulder injury.

It's the second straight game Luck has sat out after not missing a game in his career before last week.

Matt Hasselbeck started in his place in a matchup of AFC South foes. The 40-year-old Hasselbeck threw for 282 yards with one touchdown in a 16-13 overtime win over the Jaguars on Sunday.

Josh Johnson will be Hasselbeck's backup.

The Colts have dominated the AFC South with nine division titles since 2002 and a 15-game winning streak against division foes. The streak actually began with a Colts victory over Houston in the 2012 season finale

The Texans benched quarterback Brian Hoyer in favor of Ryan Mallett after Week 1, but Mallett was back on the bench late in Houston's blowout loss to Atlanta on Sunday. Despite his struggles, Mallett will start this evening's game.


DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle has been fired by new interim coach Dan Campbell and replaced by defensive backs coach Lou Anarumo. The moves came after the Dolphins fired head coach Joe Philbin on Monday and promoted tight ends coach Campbell.

Coyle was widely criticized for the decline of the defense since he joined the Dolphins in 2012. They gave up 317 points that season, followed by 335 and 373, and after four games they're on pace to allow 404 this season.


ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) -- Former Green Bay Packers' coach Lindy Infante (ihn-FAHN'-tay) has died in Florida at age 75. His wife told The Associated Press that he passed away Thursday in St. Augustine after a lengthy illness.

Infante coached the Packers from 1988 to 1991, winning Coach of the Year honors in 1989 after leading the Packers to a 10-6 record.

He was hired by the Indianapolis Colts in 1996, leading the team to the playoffs in his first season. He was fired after the 1997 when the Colts fell to 3-13. His overall NFL record was 36-60. He also served as an offensive coordinate in the league.

Infante played college football at Florida from 1960 to 1962.


INCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- The U.S. leads the International team 4-1 after foursomes at the Presidents Cup in Incheon, South Korea.

The International team was adamant that the number of matches be reduced from 34 to 30, to keep it a close contest. After one day, maybe having one less match on Thursday helped.

The Americans have lost the Presidents Cup only once since it began in 1994 and are going for their sixth straight victory.

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