Tribe powers up in G5, secures Series trip

Lindor scores on early error; Santana, Crisp belt solo shots

Tribe powers up in G5, secures Series trip

TORONTO -- Earning a World Series berth with a 3-0 win in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday, the Indians struck early against Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada at Rogers Centre.

Estrada retired each of the first two batters he faced, but Francisco Lindor kept the first inning alive with a base hit to left, setting up Mike Napoli's two-bagger off the wall in left field. Ezequiel Carrera's mishandling of the ball easily allowed Lindor to score.

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According to Statcast™, Napoli's liner had an exit velocity of 108 mph and a 24-degree launch angle. That combination was a hit 100 percent of the time this year (38-for-38) and a homer 97 percent (37-for-38).

In the third, Carlos Santana launched a one-out blast to right off Estrada for a 2-0 Indians lead. Statcast™ tracked the drive at 402 feet, with an exit velocity of 103 mph and a launch angle of 26 degrees. With two outs in the fourth, Coco Crisp ripped a solo shot of his own to right to make it 3-0.

Jane Lee has been a reporter for since 2010. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.