TORONTO — The American League Championship Series continues after the Toronto Blue Jays avoided a four-game sweep in a 5-1 win against the Cleveland Indians Wednesday.
Aaron Sanchez held the Indians to a run and two hits over six innings while outpitching Corey Kluber, who was reached for two runs while pitching on short rest for the first time in his career.
Josh Donaldson smacked a solo homer and Edwin Encarnacion added a two-run single to highlight a nine-hit attack.
Today, Ryan Merrit will be at the pitching mound. He has only 11 major league innings to his credit. He faces Blue Jays pitcher Marco Estrada.
Game time is set for 4:08 p.m., and Cleveland fans are ready — because if they win, the Indians will go to the World Series.
The Indians will begin selling World Series tickets to registered users of Indians.com online at 10 a.m. today.
Thursday, a very limited number will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m.
Cleveland could get the World Series and Cavs Championship rings on the same night: Oct. 25.
Any payments from unplayed games will be refunded, though any per-ticket fees from tickets purchased for unplayed games are nonrefundable.
The tentative World Series schedule is:
World Series schedule
Game 1 (at Cleveland/Toronto): Tuesday, Oct. 25
Game 2 (at CLE/TOR): Wednesday, Oct. 26
Game 3 (at Chicago/Los Angeles): Friday, Oct. 28
Game 4 (at Chicago/Los Angeles): Saturday, Oct. 29
Game 5 (at Chicago/Los Angeles): Sunday, Oct. 30
Game 6 (at CLE/TOR): Tuesday, Nov. 2
Game 7 (at CLE/TOR): Wednesday, Nov. 3