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Corey Kluber tossed a dominant six innings, striking out nine and Roberto Perez drove in four as Cleveland took game one convincingly.
The 29 year old outfielder batted .303 with 22 HR and 68 RBI for the Tigers last year, despite missing nearly two months, but the front office is seemingly reluctant to hand out extensions at this point – especially considering that Martinez’s next contract could be well into 9 figures.
The Cleveland pitching staff combined for their second shutout of the series, allowing just six hits and no walks.
Toronto became the first team since 2004 to win a game after falling behind 0-3 in a series. The previous nine times that happened, the trailing team was swept.
The Indians are one win away from the AL pennant and their first World Series appearance since 1997. Despite losing starting pitcher Trevor Bauer after just 0.2 innings, the Cleveland Bullpen performed admirably, holding one of the most potent offenses in the league to just two runs.
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.
Corey Kluber scattered 8 base runners over 6.1 innings, striking out 8 Blue Jays en route to a game one victory. Kluber’s dominant performance was followed up by an even more electric performance from Andrew Miller.
Big Papi’s farewell tour came to an abrupt halt, as the Red Sox were unable to complete the comeback and keep their season alive. The Indians advanced to the ALDS, with a sweep of Boston.
Brandon Guyer’s RBI single in the bottom of the 2nd was all the run support that Corey Kluber would need as Kluber pitched seven innings, allowing just three hits while striking out seven.