Indians down Blue Jays in series opener


LOS ANGELES: Francisco Lindor belted a two-run home run on Friday (Saturday in Manila) to power the Cleveland Indians to a 2-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in game one of their American League Championship Series. The home win in Cleveland gives the Indians the upper hand in the best-of-seven series that will send the winner to Major League Baseball’s World Series. Starting pitcher Corey Kluber threw 6 1/3 innings for the Indians and combined with two relievers on the seven-hit shut-out. Toronto’s Marco Estrada pitched a complete game surrendering six hits with five strikeouts and one walk.



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