Jays beat Royals to stave of postseason elimination

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Posted: Oct 21, 2015 7:20 PM

By Steve Keating

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Toronto Blue Jays got a pitching masterpiece from Marco Estrada in a one-sided 7-1 win on Wednesday to keep their season alive and put the Kansas City Royals' hopes of securing a World Series berth on hold.

Estrada allowed three hits and one run while facing the minimum 21 batters through seven innings until Salvador Perez hit an eighth inning homer as Toronto pulled to within 3-2 in the best-of-seven American League Championship Series.

Chris Colabello gave Toronto the early lead with a second inning solo home run and Troy Tulowitzki broke the game open in the sixth when he lined a three-run double to center to give the Blue Jays a 5-0 lead.

The Royals will get another chance to clinch their second consecutive trip to the World Series when the series resumes in Kansas City on Friday.

(Editing by Frank Pingue)