Indians-Blue Jays ALCS Game 4: Pitching Matchup – Kluber vs. Sanchez

Corey Kluber, Game 4 starter, ALCS Game 4, Cleveland Indians

Corey Kluber in Game 1 of the ALCS. (Getty)

The Cleveland Indians are on the verge of making their first World Series since the dramatic 1997 World Series against the Florida Marlins. The Toronto Blue Jays have one last chance to keep their season alive after dropping Game 3 to the Indians on Monday. Aaron Sanchez takes the mound for the Jays, while Corey Kluber returns for his second start in the series.

Here’s a look at the pitching matchup. The game starts at 4 p.m. ET and airs on TBS in the U.S. and SNET in Canada.

Corey Kluber (18-9)

Corey Kluber, Game 4 starter, ALCS Game 4, Cleveland Indians


Kluber won Game 1 of the ALCS and hasn’t given up a run in his two starts this postseason. The 2014 AL Cy Young Award winner has gone 13 1/3 innings in his starts against the Boston Red Sox and Jays in the postseason, with 13 strikeouts and nine hits.

Aaron Sanchez (15-2)

Aaron Sanchez, Toronto Blue Jays, Game 4 starter, ALCS Game 4 pitcher


Sanchez didn’t have a great start against the Texas Rangers during the ALDS, giving up six runs in 5 2/3 innings. During the regular season, he was great at Rogers Centre, with a 6-1 record at home.

Sanchez made it to the All-Star Game in his third season, with a 15-2 record in 30 starts. He had 161 strikeouts during the season.

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