For the first time in nine years, the Cleveland Indians are on their way to the American League Championship Series.
The Indians earned the berth into the ALCS by finishing off the three-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox in the best-of-five matchup with a 4-3 win in Game 3 of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park Monday night.
With the win over Boston, the Indians will face off against the Toronto Blue Jays in the ALCS, starting with Game 1 at Progressive Field on Friday night.
Indians starter Josh Tomlin allowed just two earned runs and four hits with one walk and four strikeouts over five-plus innings of work against Boston. Both he and the bullpen got the necessary help from the offense to finish off the sweep.
The Indians collected seven hits and two walks, and turned those base runners into four runs, thanks to a two-run homer from left fielder Coco Crisp in the top of the sixth inning and center fielder Tyler Naquin’s two-run single in the top of the fourth.
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