ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jose Bautista hit another long, punctuating home run for the Toronto Blue Jays in the playoffs against the Texas Rangers.This time, Bautista dropped his bat softly near home plate and rounded the bases after a 425-foot, three-run blast in the ninth inning of the Blue Jays 10-1 romp Thursday in Game 1 of the AL Division Series.I have a couple of home runs in my career and I think Ive only flipped it once, Bautista said. Just kind of been blown out of proportion because of the moment last year. So I dont think there was anything too special about laying it down the way I did, because thats the way that 99.9-plus percent of the time I do it.Bautista had that emphatic bat flip after his tiebreaking homer in the ALDS Game 5 clincher last October against the Rangers, and got punched the last time the Blue Jays played in Texas in May. He drove in four runs this time, including an RBI single in Torontos five-run third off All-Star lefty Cole Hamels.Marco Estrada took a shutout into the ninth inning. The All-Star right-hander with an impressive changeup, who won Game 3 in last years ALDS after Toronto lost the first two at home, struck out six without a walk.Hes mastered his craft, manager John Gibbons said. Hes a very calm guy. ... He doesnt get down on himself. As well as hes pitched in two years here, really no need.Estrada has never pitched a complete game in the majors and the Blue Jays didnt throw one this season. No matter, Estrada gave them all they needed to start this best-of-five series.Who cares. We won, Estrada said.The last of the Rangers four hits off Estrada was Elvis Andrus leadoff triple in the ninth. Gibbons removed the right-hander after Shin-Soo Choos RBI grounder ended the shutout bid.Troy Tulowitzki hit a bases-loaded triple for the Blue Jays. Toronto has won four straight overall, including an 11-inning, 5-2 victory over Baltimore in the AL wild-card game Tuesday night.Bautista was booed heartily during pregame introductions and while he batted in the first inning. There also were chants of Rougie! Rougie! -- those were for Rougned Odor, the second baseman who punched Bautista and ignited a bench-clearing brawl in their last meeting May 15. Odor was suspended seven games.By time Bautista led off the seventh with a walk, the ballpark was quiet with the Rangers down 7-0. After he homered, a fan threw the ball almost back to the infield.Hamels, the MVP of the 2008 World Series and NLCS for Philadelphia, threw 42 of his 82 pitches in the third. He allowed seven runs (six earned) with three walks in 3 1/3 innings.When you give up the amount of runs that I did early in the game, it can kind of deflate anything and everything of what home-field advantage really is, Hamels said. It was a major letdown for what I was able to not do.Ezequiel Carrera was on second base with two outs in the third when Josh Donaldson hit a liner toward third base. Donaldson, who had four hits, had even stopped running, assuming that Adrian Beltre would catch the ball -- instead, the rising liner ricocheted off the mitt of the four-time Gold Glover and into left field for an RBI double that made it 1-0.Encarnacion then had a single on a liner off Hamels outstretched glove, before Bautistas run-scoring single and Russell Martins walk to load the bases.Tulowitzki followed with a triple deep into the right-center gap on a ball that All-Star center fielder Ian Desmond might have lost when running out of the sun and into the shadows while getting close to the wall during the late afternoon.Wed be talking about how great a play it was if he made the catch, Texas manager Jeff Banister said.Melvin Upton Jr. homered starting the Toronto fourth before Andrus one-out throwing error from shortstop allowed leadoff hitter Devon Travis to reach. Donaldsons RBI double chased Hamels, and Alex Claudio then pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings.When Texas had errors on three consecutive plays in that shaky seventh inning of Game 5 last October, leading up to Bautistas homer, Andrus had two of them. Andrus had misplayed a grounder to start that frame, and dropped an easy toss on what would have been a sure force out.UPON FURTHER REVIEWThere were two replay challenges early in the game, and the umpire calls stood on both. Elvis Andrus made a back-handed snag and a jump-step throw to get Kevin Pillar out by the slimmest of margins to end the second, and the out stood after a nearly 2-minute review.On Donaldsons double off Beltres glove, Banister challenged whether Donaldson was tagged out at second base. Donaldson had been called safe, and the play stood.NO SWEET HOMEThe Rangers are 1-10 in ALDS home games. This is the seventh ALDS in their history. Texas started the last years ALDS with two wins in Toronto, before losing twice at home and then the clincher at Toronto.TRAINERS ROOMBlue Jays: Closer Roberto Osuna came out of the AL wild-card with shoulder soreness, and it was never clear beforehand if the right-hander was available for the ALDS opener. He was never needed. If not today, there should be no limitations tomorrow, Gibbons said before the game.Rangers: Choo was on the postseason roster, batting ninth in the opener and went 0 for 3. He had four stints on the disabled list this season, and had missed 39 games with a fractured left forearm before returning for the last three games of the regular season.UP NEXTBlue Jays: LHP J.A. Happ, a 20-game winner, allowed one run in seven innings in a win against the Rangers on May 5. He stars Friday afternoon at Texas.Rangers: Yu Darvish starts only his second postseason game in his five seasons with Texas. 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Even so, the German coach has provided enough glimpses to give supporters hope for next season, writes Adam Bate… Weve really developed in the last few months, Jurgen Klopp told Sky Sports. Thats how it is. Our game has changed.We have a lot of possession. We spend a lot of time in dangerous zones on the pitch. We create chances. We dont score enough goals and we concede too many goals, thats the truth. But weve become more and more stable. Given that Klopp was appointed in October and has since been expected to work with another managers players, stable is what Liverpool supporters will settle for this season - as long as it comes with the promise of improvement. There were further signs of that improvement in Saturdays 1-1 draw against Tottenham at Anfield.Of course, Mauricio Pochettinos Spurs side are seen as a template for just about every team in the Premier League right now. Certainly, Liverpool are looking to adopt a pressing game of their own under Klopp. That much was evident in the reverse fixture - Klopps first in charge of Liverpool - when the Reds became the first team to outrun Tottenham this term. Sprint stars Philippe Coutinho, Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana each made more than 70 sprints against Tottenham on Saturday. In running more than 115 kilometres at Anfield on Saturday, Klopps team have also become the first to manage that feat both home and away this year. The players produced 600 sprints to Spurs 539 too, but pressing is far more than mere running. Its an organised and coherent tactic in order to control the game and disrupt the opponent.Naturally, that requires time on the training ground - something Klopp has been denied due to the cycle of matches and recovery that Liverpool have endured. In reaching the final of the Capital One Cup and playing more games in Europe than any other English team, there have been a barely believable 18 midweek games for Klopps men since his October arrival. Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring for Liverpool against Tottenham It is telling that while Stoke boss Mark Hughes is typical of club managers in bemoaning the international break and its effect on his players, Klopp welcomed it. Most of them played only one game so we are something like refreshed, he said. Usually the international break is not too nice but today its not a problem. So now we are back and recharged.We saw some evidence of the pressing against Tottenham - the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana forcing the visitors into errors in their own half on a regular basis. Unfortunately, despite Klopps insistence that his players are fresh, they are playing in patches and struggling to press home the advantage in games. Reds fading? Liverpool have surrendered 17 points from winning positions this season. Harry Kanes equaliser means Liverpool have now dropped more points - 17 of them - from winning positions than any other team in the Premier League. In the previous game, a 3-2 defeat at Southampton, his side squandered a two-goal lead. Its clear that this is little more than a work in progress for now.That point is further highlighted by the fact that Klopp has picked up fewer points from his 22 Premier League games than Rodgers diid in his final 22 games at the helm.dddddddddddd Liverpool are a team still failing to take their chances. Only Tottenham and Manchester City have had as many shots as them this season, and yet they are only the divisions eighth-highest scorers. Premier League 2015/16 Team Shots Tottenham 548 Man City 533 Liverpool 481 Arsenal 468 We have to be ruthless and take chances, Reds midfielder James Milner said afterwards. Were getting the style the manager wants but we have not got the consistency. Whats helped Klopp is that the squads best moments have come in big games. They have beaten Leicester, Manchester City and Manchester United at Anfield since Christmas.There can be seen as pointers to the potential of Klopps methods. Hes improved Dejan Lovren and improved Emre Can, said Jamie Carragher. I think hes improved Lallana too. The ex-Liverpool defender is among those insisting that Klopp can only be properly judged once hes had a pre-season and a summer transfer window in which to mould the side. Jurgen Klopp says his Liverpool side are learning to become winners To be a winner, you have to learn, insisted Klopp afterwards. You get a few knocks - we have had a few this season - but we are on the right track. If you only look at results you will say something is wrong, but there is not a lot wrong, we can build on this.For now, hints and glimpses are what we are dealing in. If Klopp can get Liverpool to produce some more of them against the club at which he made his name, Borussia Dortmund, in Thursdays Europa League quarter-final first-leg, then the current optimism could develop into something rather more significant than stable next season. 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