5 Reasons the Blue Jays Will Win ALDS Game 5

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Oct 9, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson (20) rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Texas Rangers in the first inning in game two of the ALDS at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

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  • While this series currently defies that statement, through the 2015 regular season the Blue Jays posted a Home record of 53-38 and an Away record of 40-41. This should give all Jays fans tremendous confidence as the Blue Jays take Game 5 back to Toronto. Not only do they have the momentum of winning both the away games, they have the history to prove that home games are where they win. That said, the Rangers splits are the opposite. They had a home record of 43-38 which is worse than their away record of 45-36. That said, the Blue Jays home record is a good 6 games above the Rangers’ away record.

    Putting the stats aside, we can see a bevy of other factors that would all indicate the Jays as the favorite to win today. They have home field advantage, have the ability to walk off a tie game, are used to playing on Rogers Centre turf, and most importantly, have an entire nation backing them.

    If the Rangers were nervous or jittery during the first two games, those nerves and jitters will be magnified tenfold as they have to stop a two game losing streak while similarly not letting the roaring of the Jays faithful get to them. A tall order, one I’m glad the Jays don’t have to contend with.

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