Blue Jays beat Rangers 6-3 to win wild Game 5

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TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 14: Jose Bautista #19 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates his three-run home run in the seventh inning with teammates against the Texas Rangers in game five of the American League Division Series at Rogers Centre on October 14, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have clinched their first trip to the American League Championship Series since 1993, overcoming one of the most bizarre plays in playoff history by taking advantage of three Texas Rangers errors for a 6-3 victory Wednesday in the deciding Game 5 of the Division Series.

The Blue Jays play the winner of Wednesday night’s Game 5 between Houston and Kansas City. Game 1 of the ALCS is Friday night.

Jose Bautista hit a three-run homer to cap an event-filled, 53-minute seventh inning that took a turn when catcher Russell Martin’s throw back to the pitcher deflected off batter Shin-Soo Choo and allowed the tying run to score.

The Blue Jays filed a protest after an umpire review ruled Rougned Odor was allowed to cross home plate. Toronto fans pelted the field with debris during the 18-minute delay.

The Rangers started the bottom half by making three straight errors and Toronto rallied.