The American League Championship Series between the Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays continue on Monday night at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. Here are all the things you need to know for the Indians vs. Blue Jays ALCS Game 3 including previews, projected lineup, TV schedule and live stream links.
Indians vs. Blue Jays ALCS Game 3 Preview
The Indians go to Toronto bringing a 2-0 lead after two close games at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Shortstop Francisco Lindor brought in the game-winning runs for both games with lefty reliever Andrew Miller shutting down the Blue Jays offense.
On the other hand, the Blue Jays are coming home and they are looking for answers as they try to avoid a 0-3 hole. The bats of Toronto have gone silent against the tough pitching of the Indians with Miller always coming on as soon as Cleveland gets the lead.
The 31-year-old reliever has been dominating the postseason despite not being a starter or a closer. He was the star for the Indians in the ALDS against the Boston Red Sox and he could end up as the ALCS MVP if Cleveland wins the series.
In the 2016 playoffs, Miller has only pitched 7.2 innings but he has 17 strikeouts (second only to Clayton Kershaw) while only allowing three hits, two walks, and no runs. He also became the first relief pitcher in history to strike out five or more players in consecutive appearances, per Yahoo! Sports.
The pitching matchup for the Indians vs. Blue Jays ALCS Game 3 will be Trevor Bauer vs. Marcus Stroman. The Blue Jays will be without second baseman Devon Travis due to a knee injury and he was replaced on the roster by first baseman Justin Smoak.
Indians vs. Blue Jays ALCS Game 3 Projected Lineup
- Cleveland Indians: CF – Rajai Davis, 2B – Jason Kipnis, SS – Francisco Lindor, 1B – Mike Napoli, DH – Carlos Santana, 3B – Jose Ramirez, LF – Brandon Guyer, RF – Lonnie Chisenhall, C – Roberto Perez
- Toronto Blue Jays: LF – Ezequiel Carrera, 3B – Josh Donaldson, 1B – Edwin Encarnacion, RF – Jose Bautista, SS – Troy Tulowitzki, C – Russell Martin, DH – Michael Saunders, CF – Kevin Pillar, 2B – Darwin Barney
Indians vs. Blue Jays ALCS Game 3 TV Schedule
- Date: October 17, Monday
- Venue: Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
- Time: 8:00 PM ET
- Channel: TBS (United States), SportsNet (Canada)
Indians vs. Blue Jays ALCS Game 3 Live Stream Links
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