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CLEVELAND -- There wasnt a bench-clearing brawl.That is about the only thing that didnt happen during seven tense, theatric and highly entertaining regular-season games between the Toronto Blue Jays and Indians, who will renew acquaintances when the AL Championship Series opens on Friday night at Progressive Field.If Octobers drama is anything close to what it was like between the clubs in July and August, buckle up.Their previous matchups included a 19-inning marathon on July 1 in Toronto and a walk-off Indians win on Aug. 19 on back-to-back homers in the ninth inning, the second an inside-the-park shot that turned rookie Tyler Naquin into a local legend.I was watching on TV, said Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista, who was rehabbing a sprained left knee in Florida and missed Torontos series in Cleveland. There were some games that were obviously close that had some quirky plays in them.The Indians, who swept Boston in the AL Division Series after a season filled with injuries, start Corey Kluber in Game 1 against Torontos Marco Estrada.Kluber was magnificent in his postseason debut, holding the Red Sox to three hits in seven shutout innings in Game 2 of the ALDS. The right-hander, who injured a quadriceps late in the season, will have to be on his game against the Blue Jays, who hit eight home runs in their sweep of Texas and feature a lineup with danger from top to bottom.Theyre a solid lineup, one through nine, said Kluber, tagged for five runs and seven hits in 3 1/3 innings against Toronto on July 3. Its not just two, three, four guys that can hurt you. Everybody in that lineup can hurt you. They have a lot of power, but theyre also patient. You have to go out there and execute pitches. Theres not really a magic formula. Just like what we asked about with Boston, its not a magic formula, theyre just a really good offense. We all have our work cut out for us.That was the case on Canada Day, when the Indians and Blue Jays slugged it out in Rogers Centre for more than six hours before Cleveland escaped with a 2-1 win.Indians manager Terry Francona, whose bullpen touch was on display against the Red Sox, brought in starter Trevor Bauer, who was scheduled to pitch the following day, and the rubber-armed right-hander responded with five shutout innings.The victory capped a franchise-record, 14-game winning streak for the Indians, and although it may have sapped them physically, the win had a positive effect.Anytime youre in a game like that, you always want to win a game from the first inning, said closer Cody Allen. But when youre playing extra ball, youre like, `Lets figure out a way to win. And when we did it was like, `Man, if we can figure out a way to win that game, we can win any game.Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki said the game was a test of endurance.I felt like I was out there at shortstop forever, he said. We were using position players to pitch. That game stands out because it shows how evenly matched we are. Every game was close. They walked us off and you remember that because youre walking into the dugout saying, `Man, we had that one. And you hear the Indians people saying theyve been doing that all year, so theres a lot of story lines for this series. Its the two best teams to me.The Blue Jays have been in playoff mode for weeks. They battled their way to a wild-card berth and beat Baltimore in the one-game playoff, riding a sonic wave from their rambunctious home crowd and three-run homer from Edwin Encarnacion into a matchup with the Rangers, the team they traded punches with earlier in the season and knocked out with a flurry of long balls to advance to the ALCS.Now, theyll square off with the Indians, a team that may lack marquee names but not confidence.They have their strengths and weaknesses, Bautista said. And so do we. As long as everybody executes and excels at what theyre good at, its going to be a tough series for either opponent to come out on top. Well see what happens. Theyre a speed-and-base-hit club and were a walk-and-home-run club. 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SPIJK, Netherlands -- Scott Hend picked up four shots in his last five holes to finish at 14 under and take a one-shot lead into the final round of the KLM Open on Saturday.The Australian eagled the par-5 15th and birdied the last, while Italian Nino Bertasio had a double-bogey seven on the 18th to slip to second place at 13 under. Bertasio bogeyed the final hole also on Friday when he had a chance to take the lead.The 20013 KLM Open champion, Dutchman Joost Luiten, shot his first bogey of the week on the par-3 16th but made up for it with a birdie on the 18th to move into a four-way tie for third place at 11 under.ddddddddddddSouth African Brandon Stone shot an 8-under 63 at The Dutch to take him to 10 under. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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