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ALCS Game #4 GameThread: A must-win game for the Blue Jays

We expect Sanchez to be good...but we're not sure about the bats.

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The Blue Jays will be playing their second "win-or-go-home" game of the year this afternoon, being down three games to none to Cleveland. They literally cannot afford another loss in the ALCS.

Recall that the Jays and the Orioles played a tight, extra-inning Wild Card game the last time Toronto had their backs against the wall before Edwin Encarnacion sent the Jays to the ALDS with a walkoff three-run shot in the bottom of the 11th. Toronto's season could've ended two weeks ago, but they pulled off a win and got themselves this far into the postseason.

As fans we can only hope that the Blue Jays can pull off a win today and stay alive to play tomorrow. Here's how John Gibbons lines up his offense behind staff ace Aaron Sanchez:

The only change from Game 3 is that the hot-hitting Ezequiel Carrera has been moved up one slot in the lineup. And here is who Terry Francona has lined up against Sanchez:

For at least one more time this season: