October 18, 2016 8:27 am
Updated: October 18, 2016 8:41 am

Toronto Blue Jays facing long odds of making World Series after dropping Game 3 of ALCS

WATCH ABOVE: Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons remained confident following Monday's 4-2 loss in Game 3, saying that he expects the power hitters to come alive Tuesday in Game 4.


The Toronto Blue Jays play Game 4 against the Cleveland Indians Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET, and they face incredibly long odds of bouncing back from a 3-0 deficit in the American League Championship Series (ALCS) after dropping a 4-2 decision Monday night in Toronto.

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Coming back from a 3-0 deficit in a best-of-seven series is a feat that only one team has done.

“I had a good feeling at the beginning, it didn’t happen, but we’ll show up (Tuesday),” Blue Jays manager Gibbons said after Monday’s game. “It’s definitely a daunting task, but it’s been done before.”

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In 2004, the Boston Red Sox came back to beat the New York Yankees 4-3 in the best-of-seven series after being down 3 games to none. The Sox went on to win the World Series.

“It’s either you win or you go home and I don’t want to go home. And I don’t think anybody in this clubhouse wants to go home yet,” said Toronto catcher Russell Martin.

According FiveThirtyEight, a statistical analysis website, Canada’s only professional baseball team has a six per cent chance of beating the Indians, and advancing to the World Series. The website places the Blue Jays at a three per cent chance of bringing the World Series banner north of the border for the first time in 23 years.

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Game 4 goes Tuesday with Toronto’s Aaron Sanchez against Indians ace Corey Kluber.

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