For the first time in 19 years, the Cleveland Indians are heading to the World Series!
After building a three-game lead in the best-of-seven American League Championship Series only to lose in Game 4 Tuesday night, the Indians clinched the pennant with a 3-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 5 at Rogers Centre Wednesday.
The Indians last represented the American League in the World Series in 1997, and will go in search of the club’s first championship since 1948.
The Indians had trouble scoring runs against the Jays in Game 4 of the ALCS, but they came out swinging and took an early 1-0 lead in Game 5 thanks to a two-out rally in the top of the first inning.
After second baseman Jason Kipnis had a deep fly out to the wall in left field, shortstop Francisco Lindor got the rally going when he took a 2-2 pitch from Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada the opposite way for a single to left.
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