Cleveland 2, Toronto 1
When: 4:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 15, 2016
Where: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
CLEVELAND — (Wire Service Report) – Francisco Lindor drove in what became the winning run in the third inning, and reliever Andrew Miller put on an overpowering display of pitching late in the contest as the Cleveland Indians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday at Progressive Field.
Four pitchers combined on a three-hitter as Cleveland took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. The scene now shifts to Toronto for Game 3 on Monday night.
Miller pitched the seventh and eighth innings and struck out five of the six batters he faced. He also pitched in the Indians win in Game 1 on Friday. In those two appearances Miller pitched 3 2/3 hitless innings, striking out 10 with no walks. The 6-foot-7 left-hander came in to start the seventh inning and struck out three men in a row. He retired the side in order in the eighth inning, with two more strikeouts. Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin pitched 5 2/3 innings to get the win. Tomlin allowed one run on three hits, with six strikeouts and two walks. Cody Allen pitched the ninth to pick up the save.