Speed Reads


Indians take 3-0 ALCS lead over Toronto Blue Jays

After beating the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night, the Cleveland Indians are just one win away from making their sixth World Series appearance. Cleveland's 4-2 victory, which put them up 3 games to 0 in the best-of-seven American League Championship Series, was especially impressive because starting pitcher Trevor Bauer had to leave the game in the first inning, after just 21 pitches, because his right hand began dripping blood; he had 10 stitches last week after cutting his finger fixing a drone, and they didn't hold. The Indians bullpen pulled through, with five pitchers getting no more than five outs apiece before closer Andrew Miller finished the game.

Game 4 is on Monday. The winner of the series will face either the Chicago Cubs or the Los Angeles Dodgers, who are tied 1-1 in the National League Championship Series.