Lindor does it again
Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana celebrates after scoring on a Brandon Guyer single against the Boston Red Sox during the second inning of Game 2 of a baseball American League Division Series, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in Cleveland. (David Dermer/AP Photo)
CLEVELAND -- There's no stopping Francisco Lindor. The young Indians shortstop was at it again Saturday, notching a go-ahead RBI single in the third inning against Blue Jays lefty J.A. Happ to continue his dynamic postseason play.
It was the second hit in as many at-bats in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series for Lindor, whose two-run homer in Friday's opener carried the Indians to a 2-0 victory.
His latest clutch hit, coming with two outs, easily sent speedster Rajai Davis home from third for a 2-1 lead. Davis, Cleveland's leadoff man, reached first base on a forceout at second and quickly advanced two bases on a steal of second and an ensuing wild pitch that put him on third with one out.
Jason Kipnis put a ball in the air in left field, but not deep enough for Davis to budge from the bag, setting up Lindor's heroics.
Cleveland's spark plug of an infielder also showcased his defensive wizardry in the second inning by way of a backhanded grab deep in the hole to rob Jose Bautista of a hit.