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ALCS Game 1 Open Thread

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There has been a lot of exciting baseball for pretty much the entire postseason here. Whether or not it's been good baseball is another story, but it's hard to argue with both the Red Sox and the Washington franchise getting knocked out in the first round. Now all that's left to do is to see the Blue Jays lose and Orioles fans can at least rest satisfied knowing that some small amount of vengeance has been achieved.

I trust I don't even need to re-list the various reasons that it is imperative that the Blue Jays lose this series, preferably as soon as possible. It's so automatic for all of us. They are a horrible team, their fans are horrible, and seeing them win a World Series - or even in the World Series - would be a miserable experience. Just, no. Please, no, Cleveland. Do something about this. It's all up to you now.

I don't have high hopes of Cleveland knocking off the Jays in a best of seven series. But then again, I didn't think that Cleveland would do much of anything against Boston, either, and they dispatched those whiny, entitled losers in three games. Good riddance. It's time to see Toronto fall in similar fashion. Corey Kluber and friends, it's now up to you. Do this thing.

Tonight's game will air on TBS.

Today's Lineups

Ezequiel Carrera - LF Carlos Santana - DH
Josh Donaldson - 3B Jason Kipnis - 2B
Edwin Encarnacion - 1B Francisco Lindor - SS
Jose Bautista - RF Mike Napoli - 1B
Russell Martin - C Jose Ramirez - 3B
Troy Tulowitzki - SS Lonnie Chisenhall - RF
Michael Saunders - DH Coco Crisp - LF
Kevin Pillar - CF Tyler Naquin - CF
Devon Travis - 2B Roberto Perez - C
Marco Estrada - RHP Corey Kluber - RHP