Wednesday, October 19, 2016
BLUE JAYS LOSE ALCS IN FIVE
Carlos Santana and Coco Crisp hit solo home runs as the Cleveland Indians beat Toronto 3-0 to win the American League Championship Series in five games.
Mike Napoli opened the scoring for Cleveland with a double in the top of the first inning that scored Francisco Lindor.
Offence was a problem for Toronto all series, and this time the Blue Jays' bats were silenced by a pitcher making his second career start.
Ryan Merritt pitched 4 1/3 innings, giving up just two hits and striking out three before the Indians' formidable bullpen came in early to shut the door.
Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada pitched six innings, surrendering two earned runs over five hits while striking out seven.
(The Canadian Press)