CLEVELAND-- One down, three to go!
Your Cleveland Indians just beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0 in Game 1 of the World Series at Progressive Field.
The Tribe scored twice in the bottom of the first inning to put the team ahead. Jose Ramirez hit a single with two outs and bases loaded. Next, Brandon Guyer was hit by a pitch from Jon Lester, to put the Indians on top, 2-0.
Cy Young winner Corey Kluber made World Series history in the third by becoming the first pitcher to record eight strikeouts in the first three innings.
Roberto Perez launched a laser shot at the bottom of the fourth for a solo home run to put the Tribe up 3-0. But the slugger wasn't finished: he hit a three-run bomb in the bottom of eighth, off of Cubs reliever Hector Rondon, launching the Indians ahead 6-0.
Perez is the first Indians player to hit two homers in a World Series game.
Andrew Miller pitched out of a bases-loaded, none-out jam in the seventh inning to protect Cleveland's 3-0 lead. The lefty reliever worked two innings and threw 46 pitches, his most in a game since 2011, when he was a starter.
Cody Allen closed out the Cleveland Indians' 6-0 victory.
Game 2 is Wednesday night. With rain in the forecast, the start time was moved up an hour to 7:08 p.m.
Trevor Bauer, trying to come back from a sliced pinkie, is scheduled to start for the Indians against Jake Arrieta.
Cleveland is appearing in its first World Series since losing in 1997 to the Florida Marlins. Before the start of Game 1, Rachel Platten, known for the hit "Fight Song," sang the National Anthem and Tribe legend Kenny Lofton threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Lofton tweeted a selfie after he took the mound.
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