Welcome home American League champs! Indians return to Cleveland

CLEVELAND-- Just hours after being crowned the ALCS champs, your Cleveland Indians returned to Cleveland.

The Indians arrive home in Cleveland after advancing to World Series (Photo: FOX 8's Suzanne Stratford)

The Indians arrive home in Cleveland after advancing to World Series (Photo: FOX 8's Suzanne Stratford)

The team arrived at Cleveland Hopkins Airport just after midnight.

The Tribe beat the Toronto Blue Jays in game 5 of the ALCS, 3-0 Wednesday night.

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.

Game 1 of the World Series is Oct. 25. You can watch every game of the World Series right here on FOX 8 News.

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