The Blue Jays protested after Rangers center fielder Delino DeShields was allowed to score in the seventh inning in Game 5 after catcher Russell Martin's throw back to right-hander Aaron Sanchez on a 2-2 count hit Texas right fielder Shin-Soo Choo's bat and went to the left side of the infield. The run gave the Rangers a 3-2 lead.
At first, DeShields was sent back to third. Rangers manager Jeff Banister protested and the umpires huddled before ruling DeShields should score.
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons argued and fans littered the field as they booed. A few drink containers still containing liquid landed on the field.
Gibbons asked for a video review. The call stood and the Blue Jays announced that they were playing the game under protest.
Choo struck out and Martin was charged with an error on the play.