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Championship Series Day 4 Open Thread: Cleveland in Canada

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Cleveland goes for a decisive 3-0 lead on the Blue Jays, but they’re on enemy turf in Toronto.

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Toronto Blue Jays Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports

The NLCS was knotted up at a game apiece last night, but Cleveland has the strong edge so far in the ALCS. They’re up in Toronto now, and Cleveland is in front, two games to none.

The Blue Jays badly need a win to truly stay in the series, and this might be a good shot since Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer hurt his pinkie with his own drone the other day. That very well could affect his pitching, and Marcus Stroman has stepped up for them in the past.

Ideally, none of that happens, and Cleveland rides their dominant bullpen to a 3-0 series lead. The action starts at 8:08pm on TBS, so join us!

Today's Lineups

CLEVELAND INDIANS TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Carlos Santana - DH Jose Bautista - RF
Jason Kipnis - 2B Josh Donaldson - 3B
Francisco Lindor - SS Edwin Encarnacion - 1B
Mike Napoli - 1B Troy Tulowitzki - SS
Jose Ramirez - 3B Russell Martin - C
Lonnie Chisenhall - RF Michael Saunders - DH
Coco Crisp - LF Kevin Pillar - CF
Tyler Naquin - CF Ezequiel Carrera - LF
Roberto Perez - C Ryan Goins - 2B
Trevor Bauer - RHP Marcus Stroman - RHP