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ALDS Overview: Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays

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Key to the City International Edition: Red Sox in Toronto

If you were presented with this matchup in June as a potential series, it would've seemed like nonsense. But after scorching second halves, the Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers are division champions, and will face off in the ALDS.

The schedule for the series looks like this, with action beginning Thursday afternoon.

Game 1: Oct. 8, 3:37 p.m. ET

Game 2: Oct. 9, 12:45 p.m. ET

Game 3: Oct. 11, 8:10 p.m. ET

Game 4 (if necessary): Oct. 12, TBD

Game 5 (if necessary): Oct. 14, TBD


Toronto took four out of six between the two teams' meetings this season, last facing off in late August. The Jays will have David Price going up against Yovani Gallardo in Game 1, while Marcus Stroman and Cole Hamels are the probables for Game 2 in Toronto.


This will be the Blue Jays' first playoff appearance since Joe Carter walked off with a home run in Game 7 of the 1993 World Series. Texas last appeared in the postseason when they lost the AL Wild Card Game in 2012 -- immediately after back-to-back World Series losses in 2010 and 2011.

Click through the gallery below to view photos from this year's Jays-Rangers season series, check the video above for tips if you're checking out a game in Toronto, and tweet us your predictions at @AOLSports.

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ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 27: Prince Fielder #84 of the Texas Rangers bats during a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 27, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. The Texas Rangers defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)
The Toronto Blue Jays' Kevin Pillar, right, steals second ahead of the tag by Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus during the second inning on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. (Jim Cowsert/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS via Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 25: Josh Donaldson #20 of the Toronto Blue Jays at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 25, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - JUNE 28: Ezequiel Carrera #3 of the Toronto Blue Jays dives but cannot get to a single which he traps in the first inning during MLB game action hit by Rougned Odor #12 of the Texas Rangers on June 28, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - JUNE 28: Joey Gallo #13 of the Texas Rangers reacts after being stranded at the end of the sixth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on June 28, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - JUNE 28: Ezequiel Carrera #3 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates their victory with Justin Smoak #14 during MLB game action against the Texas Rangers on June 28, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - JUNE 28: Rougned Odor #12 of the Texas Rangers hits a single in the first inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on June 28, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - JUNE 28: Ryan Rua #16 of the Texas Rangers blows a bubble from the top step of the dugout during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on June 28, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - JUNE 27: Rougned Odor #12 of the Texas Rangers reacts after grounding out to end the fourth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on June 27, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON- JUNE 27 June 27, 2015 . Toronto Blue Jays Danny Valencia, Ezequiel Carrera and Kevin Pillar(from left to right) congratulate each other in the outfield after they beat the Texas Rangers 12-2 at the Rogers Centre. (Vince Talotta/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON- JUNE 27 June 27, 2015 . Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Rob Rasmussen at the mound in the ninth inning throwing pitches against the Texas Rangers at the Rogers Centre. (Vince Talotta/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - JUNE 26: Mitch Moreland #18 of the Texas Rangers at the end of the fourth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on June 26, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - JUNE 26: Edwin Encarnacion #10 of the Toronto Blue Jays circles the bases after hitting a grand slam home run in the first inning during MLB game action against the Texas Rangers on June 26, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - JUNE 26: Russell Martin #55 of the Toronto Blue Jays is congratulated by Devon Travis #29 and Chris Colabello #15 and Josh Donaldson #15 after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning during MLB game action against the Texas Rangers on June 26, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
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