Indians slugger Edwin Encarnacion returns to the lineup for Game 5 in Cleveland

CLEVELAND - Indians slugger Edwin Encarnacion is returning to the line up for Game 5.

Encarnacion sprained his right ankle in Game 2 and missed both ALDS games in New York.

Encarnacion jammed his ankle while scrambling to get back to second base last week. He hit 38 homers and drove in 107 runs during the regular season.

The Indians won twice at Progressive Field last week, then lost twice at Yankee Stadium. They haven't dropped three in a row since Aug. 1.

The winner meets Houston in the AL Championship Series, set to begin Friday.

 

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