Carlos Gomez

LEADING OFF: Blue Jays-Indians open ALCS, Cubs eye Hendricks

A look at what's happening all around the majors Friday:



Edwin Encarnacion and the slugging Blue Jays visit Cleveland for Game 1 of the AL Championship series, with Corey Kluber starting for the Indians against Marco Estrada. Jose Bautista and wild-card Toronto hit eight home runs in their three-game sweep of Texas in the AL Division Series. Kluber was magnificent in his postseason debut, pitching three-hit ball for seven shutout innings as Cleveland swept Boston.


Cubs lefty Jon Lester is all set to start the NL Championship Series opener on Saturday night at Wrigley Field. The rest of Chicago's depends on the health of Kyle...