The Cleveland Indians’ American League Championship Series-clinching celebration will have to wait for another day.
The Indians’ bats went cold against Toronto Blue Jays starter Aaron Sanchez, and when the 15-game winner in the regular season turned things over to the bullpen, the relief combination of Brett Cecil, Jason Grilli and Roberto Osuna did not allow a base runner over three innings of work.
Conversely, the Indians’ pitching staff surrendered nine hits and five runs, four of which were earned, and allowed four walks. The Blue Jays used clutch hitting from Michael Saunders, Edwin Encarnacion and Ezequiel Carrera to stave off elimination with a 5-1 win in Game 4 of the ALCS at Rogers Centre Tuesday.
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