Tulowitzki has up and down night for Blue Jays in Game 3

Emotions were high for Troy Tulowitzki (right) in Game 3.

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It’s October. It’s the postseason. Tensions and emotions throughout baseball are at an all-time high.

That’s especially true for Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.

Tulo’s night started out great, launching a three-run home run in the third inning off Kansas City Royals starter Johnny Cueto to put the Jays up 6-2 in Game 3 of the ALCS.

Those highs were followed by some lows later in the game.

To start the bottom of the seventh inning, Tulowitzki struck out looking and had some choice words for home plate umpire John Hirschbeck.

The situation cooled and it seemed to have passed until the top of the eighth inning when Tulo took the field. Apparently, the shortstop continued to argue balls and strikes and was ejected while standing in his position at short.

That ejection made him the first American League player to get tossed in a postseason game in 17 years:

The Royals made it interesting in the ninth by scoring four runs, but the Blue Jays claimed Game 3 by a score of 11-8.

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