Wild ALDS 7th inning getting its own TV special
NEW YORK (AP) The wild seventh inning between the Blue Jays and Rangers is getting its own TV special.
Fox said Thursday that it will air an hour-long program recapping the frame full of bizarre plays from Game 5 of the AL Division Series. ”The Unforgettable Inning” will be hosted by former pitcher CJ Nitkowski and broadcast at 6 p.m. EDT on Friday on Fox Sports 1.
The 53-minute seventh Wednesday in Toronto started with the teams tied 2-2. In the top of the inning, Texas’ Rougned Odor scored the go-ahead run with two outs when Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin’s throw back to the mound hit batter Shin-Soo Choo, and the ball rolled up the third-base line. Fans pelted the field with debris during an 18-minute delay.
In the bottom of the inning, the Rangers committed three straight errors to help Toronto tie the score, and Jose Bautista hit a three-run homer, complete with an emphatic bat flip, for a 6-3 lead.
Benches cleared twice during the half-inning. Toronto advanced to face the Royals in the ALCS, which starts Friday night on Fox.