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ALCS Game 1 Thread

Corey Kluber vs Marco Estrada

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Cleveland Indians

Friday, October 14, 2016. 8:08 PM EST, Progressive Field


Radio: WTAM

I hope you have recovered from Monday, for now comes an even more exciting/terrifying playoff series for your perusal.

The Indians and Blue Jays were not the two teams most people @on the Internet@ thought would be playing this game, but not only did they both win, but won by sweeping their series. The sweeps allowed both clubs to set up their rotations (at least until Trevor Bauer’s ill-fated drone incident), so we’ll be getting the preferred starters, not just the ones who have the most rest.

In Game 1 the pitching matchup is Corey Kluber vs. Marco Estrada. Estrada’s game is inducing weak contact (as his league-low 6.8 H/9 attests); in his ALDS start, he went 8.1 impressive innings against the Rangers. Corey Kluber was just as good in his Division Series start, blanking the Boston Red Sox in 7+ innings of work.

Today's Lineups

Ezequiel Carrera - LF Carlos Santana - DH
Josh Donaldson - 3B Jason Kipnis - 2B
Edwin Encarnacion - 1B Francisco Lindor - SS
Jose Bautista - RF Mike Napoli - 1B
Russell Martin - C Jose Ramirez - 3B
Troy Tulowitzki - SS Lonnie Chisenhall - RF
Michael Saunders - DH Coco Crisp - LF
Kevin Pillar - CF Tyler Naquin - CF
Devon Travis - 2B Roberto Perez - C
Marco Estrada - RHP Corey Kluber - RHP