playoffs 2015: Rangers' 14th-inning heroics put Blue Jays on chopping block

null Baseball null No Adrian Beltre, no problem. The Rangers' All-Star third baseman sat out Game 2 of the American League Division Series on Friday with a back strain.  His replacement, Hanser Alberto, delivered an RBI single in the top of the 14th inning to give the Rangers the lead for good in Toronto.  MORE: Top ALDS photos | postseason scheduleDelino DeShields Jr. gave Texas insurance with an RBI infield single off Jays reliever Liam Hendriks. Ross Ohlendorf struck out the side in the bottom of the 14th in recording the save.  With the win, the Rangers head back to Arlington in position to sweep the AL East champions in the best-of-five series.  Related News playoffs 2015: Best photos from the American League Division Series Marcus Stroman was in line to be the youngest Blue Jay ever to win a postseason game, until reliever Brett Cecil allowed a game-tying RBI single to Mike Napoli in the top of the eighth. Cecil was injured in a rundown with Napoli for the final out of the inning and limped off the field with the help of trainers. The club said after the game (per the Toronto Star) that Cecil had suffered a left calf tear. Score: Rangers 6, Blue Jays 4, 14 inningsTakeaway: The Blue Jays are in serious jeopardy of being swept after losing the longest postseason game in club history. Only eight of 71 teams have come back to win a Division Series after trailing two games to none.Defining moments: Umpires upheld a close call at second base in the top of the 14th, when the Jays thought Rougned Odor’s foot came off the bag while Troy Tulowitzki was holding the tag. One pitch later, Alberto delivered the go-ahead single up the middle. The benches emptied in the 13th after Josh Donaldson hit a long foul ball off Rangers reliever Keone Kela, but things didn't get physical. The interaction re-energized the sold-out crowd, which hadn't seen a Jays run since the fifth inning. Hero(es): After Rangers starter Cole Hamels exited after seven innings, the Texas relievers were stellar, allowing just two hits over seven innings while striking out nine batters. Jake Diekman threw two perfect innings in relief for the second straight game. Goat: LaTroy Hawkins. The 42-year-old Blue Jays reliever took the loss. He started the 14th and was charged with two runs on three hits in two-thirds of an inning. What's next: Game 3 at Texas on Sunday (8 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1) — Marco Estrada (13-8, 3.13 ERA) will toe the rubber for the Blue Jays as the club looks to avoid the series sweep. The Rangers will counter with southpaw Martin Perez (3-6, 4.46 ERA). Josh Donaldson could be in for a big game; he has a .385 lifetime average and a home run against Perez.