The Indians are one game away from winning their first pennant since 1997. Cleveland will send rookie pitcher Ryan Merritt to the mound. The southpaw made his first major league start on Sept. 30 when he went five innings and allowed just one run on three hits. He has a 1.64 ERA in 11 innings of major league action.
The Blue Jays will entrust Marco Estrada to keep their season alive. He pitched a complete game in Game 1 of the NLCS but was on the losing end as he allowed two runs on six hits in eight innings.
Toronto kept its season alive by winning Game 4 5–1.