Moore pitched seven scoreless innings that day.
Allen pitched the ninth to earn his fifth save of the postseason.
"I was definitely nervous the first inning, but I definitely got confidence after you get through the first inning", said Merritt. "It's a blast to be a part of", Miller said.
Andrew Miller has been selected the MVP of the American League Championship Series after his latest splendid performance in relief helped the Cleveland Indians reach the World Series. One of the TBS announcers said that Shaw threw "the nastiest pitch he's thrown in the postseason" today, and I would agree. He hadn't even looked all that impressive at Triple-A Columbus this year, allowing 156 hits and striking out just 92 batters in 143 1/3 innings, with a 3.70 ERA.
"I'm sure there will be some disappointments and grumbling and complaining about how you fell short again, but that's not coming from me", manager John Gibbons said.
"If I'm not around them again, I have great memories, regardless of what they did on the field - two good guys", Gibbons said. He picked the play apart pretty good.
"I guess he's got a right to say it".
Indians manager Terry Francona said, "I'd be lying if I didn't say that watching Ryan Merritt go out and do what he did, the only person that really got in his way was me. I don't know how we can begin to think about who the exact players are until we have that piece done, and we'll have that done in the next few weeks". "But what he did was above and beyond his years".
Toronto was denied its first trip to the World Series since 1993, when it won for the second year in a row. He got one in the first pitch and took a hack. Left fielder Ezequiel Carrera was charged with an error when he mishandled Napoli's hit on the carom off the wall.
Santana belted his second homer of the postseason with one out in the third. Twenty innings, six hits, no runs, 31 strikeouts, three walks. Overall, he threw 49 pitches - 33 for strikes.
"I was definitely nervous the first inning, but I definitely got confidence after getting through the first inning", Merritt said.
"He was phenomenal", Francona said. "His ability to balance that and not put himself and his own personal and individual success, his thought to put that at the back, is something that shines and, I think, players respect him because of it".
Jose Bautista singled with one out in the sixth, and Miller replaced Shaw.
The Indians stayed on a roll in the ALCS, shutting down the banging Blue Jays. But a rash of injuries, culminating with Trevor Bauer's ill-fated drone fix that sliced open his finger, forced the Indians to add him to their ALCS roster just hours before it was due - bringing the lefty to Cleveland from the Arizona instructional league.
Miller allowed one hit and struck out one in 2 2/3 innings before yielding to Allen, who struck out a pair and worked around one hit in the ninth. Edwin Encarnacion came up with the bases loaded and the crowd chanting "Eddie" - and his hard grounder skipped off the mound and into center field for a two-run single to make it 4-1. "It honestly does not matter how we get there", Miller said.
"I'm proud of those guys and you hope they're back". Obviously they got a taste of the basketball championship.
Bautista who has hit above.300 only once in his career, was in the final year of a six-year, $78 million contract, but the sides were rumored to be talking about a five-year, $150 million extension, which seems a bit high for a 36-year-old slugger.