The Toronto Blue Jays were eliminated from the MLB postseason after a 3-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series.
After losing the first three games of the best-of-seven, Toronto battled back with a win in Game 4 on Tuesday, but on Wednesday at Rogers Centre, they couldn”t muster a single run.
Cleveland”s Carlos Santana and Coco Crisp, meanwhile, had solo home runs off of Blue Jays” starter Marco Estrada, while Mike Napoli chipped in with an RBI double, helping the Indians punch their ticket to the World Series.
Cleveland starter Ryan Merritt, a rookie who had thrown a total of 11 innings in the big leagues, worked 4 1/3 innings, allowing a pair of hits before he was replaced by Bryan Shaw in the fifth frame.
Andrew Miller took over with one out in the sixth, and kept Toronto off the board until closer Cody Allen came into the game and shut to the door in the ninth, earning the save.
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