Marco Estrada

Blue Jays stave off ALCS elimination, beat Indians, 5-1

Blue Jays stave off ALCS elimination, beat Indians, 5-1

Josh Donaldson homered to give Toronto a long-awaited lead, and the Blue Jays finally broke through with the bats, beating the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Tuesday to avert a sweep in the AL Championship Series. 

The Indians still lead the matchup 3-1, but Donaldson and a poised Aaron Sanchez handed them their first loss of this postseason. 

Edwin Encarnacion later hit a two-run single, a welcome sight for a raucous Rogers Centre crowd that had fallen silent watching its team reach the brink of elimination because of a slumbering offense. 

Donaldson's solo shot to left-center field off Corey Kluber in the third put the Blue Jays ahead for the first time all...

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