The upcoming series between Trono and Cleveland should be tight, close, and exciting. Cleveland had a better record during the regular season (94-67 for Cleveland vs 89-73 for Toronto). But the overall performance stats look very close.
Using the two statistics I like to rely on for quick summaries, OPS [team on-base average plus slugging pecentage] and pitchers' OOPS [Opponents' OPS given up by the team's pitchers]:
Team Batting OPS Pitchers's OOPS
Cleveland .759 .711
Trono .755 .703
Cleveland appears to have a slight edge in hitting, while Trono appears to have a slight edge in pitching.
I expect these numbers are somewhat misleading, though, in that the teams have had some very impressive streaks. Also, it is unlikely the teams will use more than four starting pitchers for the series, and they both have four good starters (especially the Blue Jays do). And who know what hitters will do?
As I said it should be tight, close, and exciting. We're looking forward to it. First game is tonight at 8pm EDT.