Indians advance to World Series with win over Blue Jays

TORONTO– The Cleveland Indians beat the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 5 of the ALCS 3-0, sending them to the World Series.

Left hander Ryan Merritt started on the mound. He is just the second pitcher in MLB history to start a postseason game after making one regular-season start.

The Tribe took the lead in the first with Francisco Lindor hit a single to left field. A double from Mike Napoli moved Lindor to third and he was able to score on an error.

Merritt had a great first inning. Two batters grounded out and the lefty caught Edwin Encarnacion looking. Merritt struck out two more batter in the second.

In the top of the third, Carlos Santana hit a solo shot, giving the Indians a 2-0 lead. In the next inning, Coco Crisp hit a one-run homer of his own.

Bryan Shaw relieved Merritt  in the fifth. He struck out two batters before Andrew Miller came into the game in the sixth.

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