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Kluber, Lindor, and Indians Take Game 1

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Cleveland Indians take Game 1, 2-0, over the Toronto Blue Jays. 

It was a pitchers duel for most the games. Both Corey Kluber and Marco Estrada had strong starts. Estrada went all eight innings for the Blue Jays while giving up two runs on eight hits. That was his first career complete game. Kluber went six inning and a third inning scattering six hits and striking out six eventually handing it over to his bullpen

Francisco Lindor put the Indians on the board in the bottom of the sixth inning with a  home run to right field that scored Jason Kipnis and put the Indians ahead for good.

Andrew Miller came in for Kluber and dominated the batters he faced. He gave up one hit while getting all of his outs via strikeout.


“He’s got a ton of talent” – Indians Manager Terry Francona, on Lindor.

Up next: 

The Indians and Blue Jays will face off again today. J.A. Happ will take the mound for the Jays in hopes of a switch in the momentum of the series. He faced Cleveland earlier this season and was nearly untouchable. He went 7 innings, giving up 1 runs, and striking out a whopping eleven Indian batters. With the news of Trevor Bauer getting stitches, Josh Tomlin’s start is bumped up and he will start Game 2. Tomlin started two games against the Blue Jays and struggled in both. In those starts, he pitched a combined 10 1/3 innings, giving up 16 hits (4 of them being home runs)’ and a total of 7 runs.

This series should continue to be a battle each and every game. It all comes down to which team is able to play to their strengths the most.

Tonights game is scheduled for 4:05PM ET.