Toronto Blue Jays

Cleveland Indians



Evening. The brooms were packed away last night as they Blue Jays finally took their chances and forced tonights 5th match up. They'll need a bit of this tonight. As will Cleveland.

BT Sport/ESPN might be starting their coverage at 10pm in the UK, but we're not. Every ball, strike and wld pitch will be here....internet permitting....from first to last.

Thomas Frost

Didn't realise that. Bastards.

Paul Chapman

Yeah, went on to their player app to check which app I'd use.....showing Champs League until 10 according to the listing.......

First up, team news. The Jays go with Game 1 starter, Marco Estrada. Despite taking the loss he pitched a 2 run complete game in Cleveland, but got no run support.

Cleveland go with a rookie pitcher, in Ryan Merritt. Not just a rookie, this will be just his second start of his career. He did win his first though.

Lineup wise, Cleveland are unchanged from last night.

Toronto make two changes. Melvin Upton Jr takes over as DH in the 6 slot from Michael Saunders, while the hitter also changes. Darwin Barney replacing Ryan Goins at 2B.

This *could* be the final SkyDome appearance for Jose Bautista and/or Edwin Encarnacion. Both are due to be free agents. What is guaranteed is that the next game for the winner will take place in Cleveland, be that Game 6 of the ALCS or Game 1 of the World Series.

Thomas Frost

Absolute scenes when the Rangers make Joey Bats an offer ;-)

Paul Chapman

Haha....would not shock me in the slightest!

Estrada takes to the mound to finish loosening off. Carlos Santana will lead off for Cleveland

Santana falls behind 0-2, waits it out to 3-2. Then pops up just in front of the Jays dugout. Russell Martin runs over and makes the catch.

Jason Kipnis takes a big swing at a 1-1 pitch, driving Carrera back to the wall in left, catch is made. 2 out