Cleveland Indians 2 – 1 Toronto Blue Jays
Nobody could have guessed that two teams ranked in the top 10 in runs scored during the regular season would have combined for only five runs through two games, but that’s the magic of the post-season.
Josh Tomlin was filthy for the Indians, going 5.2 innings and allowing only one run. Andrew Miller turned in another incredible performance, pitching two innings and striking out five. The bullpen for Cleveland has been one of the best this post-season, pitching 16.1 innings and allowing only two runs.
Toronto’s bullpen has been equally dominant this post-season with 17 innings pitched and only two runs allowed, but the Blue Jays’ bats who had been so loud all year are suddenly silenced.
Carlos Santana opened the scoring for the Indians with a solo homer in the second inning. Josh Donaldson tied the game in the third with an RBI double that plated Darwin Barney; but Cleveland would take the lead for good with an RBI single in the bottom of the third.
The series heads to Toronto and resumes on Monday.