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Toronto Blue Jays at Cleveland Indians: ALCS Game 2 GameThread

Cleveland tries to make it two straight over the Blue Jays in the second game of the ALCS with Toronto in the Indians’ home park, Progressive Field.

ALCS - Toronto Blue Jays v Cleveland Indians - Game One Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The Cleveland Indians took Game 1 of the ALCS on the strength of a strong start from Corey Kluber and a two-run home run by Francisco Lindor in the sixth that accounted for the only runs scored in the 2-0 win.

After Kluber was done, Andrew Miller and Cody Allen combined to keep the Toronto Blue Jays off the board.

Blue Jays’ skipper John Gibbons talked after the loss in the series opener about facing a tough pitcher like Kluber.

“One thing he's got, he's got arguably the best right-hand breaking ball in the game,” Gibbons said. “And he kept us honest with enough fastballs. And he's got that razor blade slider that's tough to do anything with. A big strikeout pitch for him. He gets a lot of weak contact on them, really.

“So, really, that's what it came down to. I don't think it was a lack of something we did; I just thought they pitched that well, as did we. It was just one, they got the big home run.”

This afternoon, in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series, the Jays try to stop the Indians’ postseason winning streak at four straight games when they take on right-hander Josh Tomlin.

J.A. Happ goes for Toronto, after striking out 11 in seven innings in his only start vs the Jays in the regular season.

Here are the lineups for Game 2 of the ALCS:

Today's Lineups

TORONTO BLUE JAYS CLEVELAND INDIANS
Ezequiel Carrera - LF Rajai Davis - CF
Josh Donaldson - 3B Jason Kipnis - 2B
Edwin Encarnacion - 1B Francisco Lindor - SS
Jose Bautista - RF Mike Napoli - 1B
Troy Tulowitzki - SS Carlos Santana - DH
Russell Martin - C Jose Ramirez - 3B
Michael Saunders - DH Brandon Guyer - LF
Kevin Pillar - CF Lonnie Chisenhall - RF
Darwin Barney - 2B Roberto Perez - C
J.A. Happ - LHP Josh Tomlin - RHP

Game Time: 4:00 PM EDT On TBS.