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ALCS Game 2: Cleveland Stays Hot In October With 2-1 Win; Lead Series

during game two of the American League Championship Series at Progressive Field on October 15, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

during game two of the American League Championship Series at Progressive Field on October 15, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Francisco Lindor led the Cleveland Indians to a 2-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 1 of the ALCS. On Saturday afternoon in Game 2, Lindor along with Carlos Santana helped the Indians take the lead over the Jays to gain the two game series advantage.

Carlos Santana hit a solo homerun off of Toronto’s J.A. Happ in the bottom of the second to give the Indians the early 1-0 lead.

The Jays’ struck back in the top of the third with a RBI double by Josh Donaldson off of Cleveland’s Josh Tomlin for a tied 1-1 game.

But, in the bottom of the third, the young Lindor was at it again just like in Game 1, but this time it was a RBI single on a ground ball to center, sending Rajai Davis home for a 2-1 ballgame.

Happ pitched just five innings for the Jays, allowing two runs off of four hits; walking one and striking out four.

Tomlin, who was regularly scheduled to start Game 3 but due to a pinky injury to Trevor Bauer, the two had to switch starts and Tomlin seemed to be ready no matter what day he took the mound. Tomlin went 5.2 innings, allowing just one run on three hits; walking two and striking out six.

Bryan Shaw then closed out the sixth for the Indians and then All-Star closer Andrew Miller took the 7th and 8th.

Miller who pitched 1.2 innings in Game 1 while striking out five, pitched two innings in Game 2 and once again struck out five.

Cody Allen then pitched a clean ninth while striking out two and earned the saved for the Indians.

Up Next: The Jays will now host the Indians at the Rogers Centre for Game 3 on Monday evening at 8:00pm.  RHP Trevor Bauer will start for Cleveland against RHP Marcus Stroman who will take the mound for Toronto.

Top Performers:

Toronto Blue Jays

Josh Donaldson: 1 for 4/ DBL/ RBI

Cleveland Indians

Francisco Lindor: 2 for 4/ RBI

Carlos Santana: 1 for 4/ HR/ RBI

 

 

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

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Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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