CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 26: Edwin Encarnacion #10 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field on September 26, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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.
Ready to rock. #RallyTogether pic.twitter.com/uqsT58rRCj— AL Central champs! (@Indians) October 11, 2017
Ready to rock. #RallyTogether pic.twitter.com/uqsT58rRCj