Cubs force World Series Game 7
The Chicago Cubs forced a game seven after taking games five and six at home. Now, the Cubs are back in Cleveland and hoping to finally break the curse of the Goat and deliver a World Series to their fans for the first time since 1908.
“There’s no time to hang your head or feel sorry for yourself,” Mike Napoli said. “We’re about to play in a Game 7 in the World Series.”
The Indians had just watched the Cubs bring the series to a tie after getting clobbered 9-3 on the road. Really, it was kinda over by the end of the third.But now, it all comes down to one last game on the lot, one last warm fall night and there is no reason to hold anything back.
“At this point, we’re all going to find a way to get every last drop out,” said southpaw Andrew Miller.
Starting on the mound in the most anticipated game in modern baseball history will be Corey Kluber ( 18-9, 3.14 ERA) for your Indians and Kyle Hendrix (16-8, 2.13 ERA) for the Chicago Cubs.
“One thing’s for certain,” said Indians first baseman Mike Napoli. “There’s going to be a champion tomorrow.”
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Prep for series against Royals
The Cleveland Indians ran out of juice in the final game against the Detroit Tigers, losing 9-5 after taking games one and two with a combined 13-4 score. For Detroit, it was a must win to stay alive in the Wild Card hunt. SP Trevor Bauer was a bit erratic and had six runs on 10 hits in 5 2/3rd innings in the loss while plunking Miguel Cabrera in the first inning, beaning Ian Kinsler in the third and hitting Victor Martinez in the third.
“There were balls down, up, in, out,” Indians manager Terry Francona said of Bauer’s outing. “We never want to see somebody get hit in the head. You can see by Trevor’s reaction how he felt. And then the [timing] of it, certainly, you could tell there’s no intent. I also understand why they were aggravated. Guys were getting drilled pretty good. I get it.”
The Indians are still seven games up in the AL Central going into the series with the Kansas City Royals (77-73, 3rd AL Central) but need to keep the pressure on the division and cannot afford to give up many more games going into the playoffs.
Taking the mound for the tribe tomorrow night will be RHP Josh Tomlin (12-8, 4.75 ERA) while the defending champion Royals will send out veteran Edinson Volquez (10-11, 5.40 ERA).
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