The Cleveland Indians got some serious help from rookie infielder Francisco Lindor on Friday in their Game 1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League Championship Series. Lindor hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning off of Marco Estrada. The Indians also received some stellar pitching from Corey Kluber. He only threw 100 pitchers, struck out six and walked two in the win. Cleveland’s Andrew Miller and Cody Allen followed Kluber with some great pitching out of the bullpen to close out the deal.
In the loss, Estrada helped the Blue Jays in a way. He pitched his first complete game of his career in the loss. It was also Toronto’s first complete game of the season, according to Sportsnet. Estrada only allowed the two runs in the loss and threw 101 pitches. He saved the bullpen for Game 2 and John Gibbons shouldn’t be hesitant to use as many relievers on extra rest. Game 2 is set for Saturday.