Frankie Lindor, the Tribe's young All-Star shortstop, summed it up perfectly following the 5-1 Game 4 loss: "They were better than us today." He wasn't referring to Corey Kluber, the Indians' ace who went five solid innings on only three-days rest, but rather the offense, which managed a total of two hits.
One of those hits was Roberto Perez's RBI single in the 5th inning that cut the Blue Jays lead to 2-1, but that was the only time the Tribe would see the scoreboard.
The Jays added two more runs in the 7th and another in the 8th to pull away.
Josh Donaldson homered to give Toronto a long-awaited lead, and the Blue Jays finally broke through with the bats, beating the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Tuesday to avert a sweep in the AL Championship Series.
The Indians still lead the series 3-1, but Donaldson and a poised Aaron Sanchez handed them their first loss of this postseason.
"They were better than us today," said Francisco Lindor after the 5-1 loss in Toronto.
The Indians try to clinch the series Oct. 19 at 4:08 p.m. in Toronto.
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