Game one of the American League Championship Series started out as a real pitcher’s duel between Cleveland’s incredible Corey Kluber and the surprisingly solid Blue Jay Marco Estrada. Five scoreless frames, and it looked like it would continue down that path, until Francisco Lindor decided that he was tired of seeing zeroes and did something about it.
Those two runs were all the Magical Land of Cleve needed to beat Toronto. Well, that and the services of reigning AL Closer of the Year, Andrew Miller, who was a strikeout machine, leading the way for Cody Allen to get the job done.
The future for the Indians will be interesting, as another pitcher suffers a strange injury. Trevor Bauer sliced a finger open while repairing one of his beloved drones. Bauer was supposed to have started game two against J.A. Happ (you all know my thoughts about the Happer). The Cleveland pitcher has his start pushed back a game, and Josh Tomlin will take his spot. This might be the game that can get Toronto back into the picture, but we’ll see.