The Cleveland Indians had some unlikely heroes today as Josh Tomlin, Tyler Naquin and Coco Crisp were the stars of the game today! Tomlin was the starting pitcher and he worked 5 innings in which he gave up 4 hits, 1 walk, 2 runs (both earned) and he whiffed 4 batters. He was the winning pitcher for the Tribe today! Andrew Miller was next up and he was nasty again, working 2 shutout innings allowing 1 hit and 1 walk while whiffing 3 batters. Bryan Shaw was next up and he didn’t pitch that well. Shaw worked 2/3 of an inning in which he allowed 1 hit, 1 run (it was earned) and no walks while whiffing 1 batter. Cody Allen was shaky, but in the end he got the job done. He worked the final 1 2/3 innings in the Tribe in this game and he gave up 2 hits, 2 walks but o runs while whiffing 1 batter. He earned the save despite only throwing 19 of his 40 pitches (47.5%) for strikes!
Outfielders Coco Crisp and Tyler Naquin provided all the offense the Indians would need in this game. Crisp went 1 for 2 with 1 run scored, a big homer and 2 RBI! Naquin was 1 for 2 with 2 RBI in this game! Carlos Santana (1 for 4), Francisco Lindor (2 for 4 with a double), Jose Ramirez (1 for 3 with a walk and 2 runs scored) and Lonnie Chisenhall (1 for 2 with a walk and a run scored) also pitched in offensively for the Tribe in this game! The Indians were a combined 7 of 32 (.219 avg) with 2 walks and 10 whiffs in this game. The Indians swept the Red Sox in three games in the A.L.D.S.! They will start up the A.L.C.S. at Progressive Field on Friday Night against the Toronto Blue Jays!