>> National Convention.>> It hosted the Republican National Convention in July, both this year's NBA champs. And now Cleveland, Ohio, the 48th largest city in America, lays claim to a World Series bound baseball team. The Indians on Wednesday beating the Toronto Blue Jays three to nothing, to win the best of seven American league play-off series.
Advancing to the World's Series for the first time in 19 years. And they did it in part thanks to starting pitcher Ryan Merritt. A 24-year-old who until Wednesday night, had only faced 37 batters in the Major Leagues. So green was he that Blue Jay slugger Jose Batista proclaimed before the game that Merritt would be quote, shaking in his boots.
Instead Merritt gave up only two hits over four and a third innings, twice retiring Bautista. The game later handed to Cleveland's ace reliever, Andrew Miller, who was named series MVP. The Indians will play the winner of the Cubs Dodgers NLCS matchup for the World Series title, something Cleveland hasn't won since 1948.