Tom Hamilton, Indians broadcaster has frequently asked his listeners, “Can This be A Fall to Remember?”
He was referring to the Cavaliers winning their first NBA title and now all of the stars appear to align for the baseball Indians.
The Indians ride to the World Series will now go through Toronto after beating the Boston Red Sox 4-3 at Fenway Park on Monday, completing a dominating three game sweep in the best of five series.
Now the Tribe will host the first two-games of the American League Championship Series beginning Friday at 7 p.m. and are now one step closer to capturing their first World Series crown since 1948.
African American outfielder Coco Crisp was responsible for the game winning hit, a two-run homer in close-out victory over the Sox.
Now it is the Toronto Blue Jays. The Blue Jays swept the Texas Rangers in their ALDS Series. The Rangers had the best record in the American League.
When you think about the Blue Jays, which won 89 regular season games and beat the Baltimore Orioles in the wild-card, you think power.
The Jays were fourth in the MLB, in homers with 221. Edwin Encarnacion has 42. Last years AL MVP Josh Donaldson hit 37. They already hit 10 in the post season.
However, they are eighth in striking out with 1,362.
On the hill, J.A. Happ is having a career-year with a 20 victories. The 33-year-old lefty, had career-highs in strikeouts (163) and innings pitched (195). Aaron Sanchez was 15-2 in his third big league season. He fanned out 161 in 192 innings. Robert Osuna is the closer. The 21-year-old right-hander, has 36 saves in 42 tries.