The Cleveland Indians and the Toronto Blue Jays played game four of the 2016 ALCS on Tuesday. The Indians entered the game with a 3-0 series lead, however the Jays were able to stave off elimination. They defeated the Indians 5-1 behind a strong outing from Aaron Sanchez.
Josh Donaldson homered
The Blue Jays’ third baseman Josh Donaldson homered in the game to open the scoring in the third inning. His homer came off of losing pitcher Corey Kluber, the right hander that had shut the Blue Jays down in game one. That game was part of the two games that opened the series, games that have generated some controversy due to questionable strike-zone calls against the Jays.
Donaldson’s homerun was the only one in game four although Troy Tulowitzki came very close to going opposite field. Tulo’s shot went off the wall, just inches from clearing the top, but ended up only being a single. He would not score, but the Jays did more damage later with a rally in the seventh inning that featured a two-run single from Edwin Encarnacion.