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Cleveland celebrates first World Series berth since '97

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DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

For the first time since 1997, the Cleveland Indians are going to the World Series.

The club came close in 2007, but blew a 3-1 lead in the ALCS against the Boston Red Sox.

The Toronto Blue Jays avoided the sweep with win Tuesday, forcing a Game 5 in Toronto on Wednesday. There were many questions surrounding how pitcher Ryan Merritt would perform in Game 5, given his lack of Major League experience, but the youngster didn't give up the run, handing over the reins to the bullpen in the 5th inning.

The Indians wound up winning Game 5 by a score of 3-0.

Even more questions surround pitcher Trevor Bauer's pinky (as well as pitcher Danny Salazar's elbow) moving forward, but for now the city of Cleveland's winning streak continues.

Game 1 of the World Series will be played Tuesday in Cleveland, the same night the Cavaliers start their season.

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