Published: Sun, October 16, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Toronto Broadcasters Not Mentioning Cleveland Baseball Team Name

Though Kluber consistently got himself into trouble, he consistently got out of it - Toronto was 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position through three innings, stranding five - before giving way to Miller.

In the sixth, Lindor helped accomplish that by taking an 0-2, 77 miles per hour Estrada changeup over the right-center-field wall, driving in Jason Kipnis, who had walked immediately beforehand.

In the second inning Kluber gave up a single and a walk with one out, but he wiggled out of that jam by getting Devon Travis to ground into an inning-ending double play.

"I was just trying to get a good pitch and hit it back up the middle", Lindor said after the game. Then, Terry Francona made his easiest decision of the night and Andrew Miller went 1 2/3 and struck out five of the six batters he faced. Miller did throw 31 pitches in 1.2 innings, so he may have more limited availability in Game 2, but Allen threw only 11 in an efficient ninth inning.

Then, nine seasons into his Major League Baseball career, Estrada threw his first complete game, limiting Cleveland's potent lineup to just two runs. And I looked at the dugout and everyone was going insane.

Josh Tomlin will take the mound looking to extend Cleveland's lead in the series, while 20-game victor J.A. Happ goes for Toronto.

The 25-year-old continues to be snake bit by injury during his young career, including a complex shoulder issue that cost him a big chunk of the 2015 season. Chisenhall, who hit.300 in the ALDS and led the team with four RBI, had half of the hits. The Blue Jays will counter with veteran left-hander J.A. Happ (20-4, 3.18).

Travis departed what at that point was a still scoreless game, replaced at second base by Ryan Goins.

"It's kind of up in the air right now what could or what may happen what would even be allowed", manager John Gibbons said.

The Blue Jays and Indians drew a sellout crowd of 37,727 to Progressive Field on Friday night. The Toronto Blue Jays ended last season blaming the ump, and he deserved some blame, but not all of it. First pitch was at 8:08 p.m. with a temperature of 58 degrees. Now, though, Lindor was batting lefthanded, with a man on in the ALCS, and against a righty who had an 0-2 count on him and that mystifying changeup at his disposal.

NOTES: Cleveland RHP Trevor Bauer has been scratched from his scheduled start in Game 2 on Saturday after suffering a laceration on the small finger of his pitching hand while doing "routine maintenance" on his drone. But in eight of the last 16 ALCS, the Game 1 loser has gone on to win the series. "I don't care, as long as he can pitch for us".

Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada matched zeroes with Kluber through five innings. After Ezequiel Carrera struck out to start the game, Donaldson singled solidly into right-centre.

"We'll leave that up to you guys to talk about", Bautista said.

Wait, which one of the teams in the American League Championship Series is the one with the fearsome power-hitting lineup? "The next play I broke for the ball, went to go run to first, felt this super-sharp pain in my knee". It was what Cleveland did, and what the Blue Jays themselves did not do - specifically, homer.

Travis will have an MRI on Saturday after re-injuring his right knee when covering first base in the fifth. As a result, RHP Marcus Stroman - Toronto's projected starter in Game 3 - was available in relief for Game 1. It is why Goins was on the roster, so it shouldn't hurt the Jays as much as it would have had they had their ALDS roster.

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