Pitching was the story in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series, as the Cleveland Indians jumped out to an early series lead with a 2-0 victory Friday night at Progressive Field.

Marco Estrada threw eight strong innings for the Blue Jays. But Corey Kluber, Andrew Miller and Cody Allen combined to shut out the high-powered Toronto offense, and Francisco Lindor provided all the offense the Indians would need with a two-run home run at the bottom of the sixth inning.

Now the Indians will look to claim a big series lead with Josh Tomlin (13-9, 4.40 ERA, 118 K) on the hill, while the Blue Jays try to pull things even behind Cy Young Award candidate J.A. Happ (20-4, 3.18 ERA, 163 K).

Who will come out on top in Game 2 of this exciting ALCS matchup?

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FINAL SCORE: Blue Jays 1, Indians 2

W: Josh Tomlin (1-0)

L: J.A. Happ (0-1)

SV: Cody Allen (2)



BOT 2: Carlos Santana solo HR (0-1)

TOP 3: Josh Donaldson RBI double (1-1)

BOT 3: Francisco Lindor RBI single (1-2)

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