CLEVELAND - What a wonderful thought to wake up to: the Cleveland Indians took home the win in Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night.
And the team is ready to take the field again Wednesday for the all-important Game 2. But thanks to Mother Nature sending some rain Cleveland's way, the time for the game has been changed.
The first pitch is now set for 7:08 p.m. and gates at Progressive Field will open at 4:30 p.m.
And since Fox 8 is your official World Series station, we will be starting our pregame coverage at 4 p.m. It will take you right up to FOX's pregame, which begins at 6:30.
Trevor Bauer and his pinky will be taking the mound tonight against Jake Arrieta.
Singing the National Anthem is country duo LOCASH. US Air Force Master Sergeant Eric Sullivan will be singing "God Bless America" during the 7th inning stretch
The official ball for Game 2 will be delivered by Tribe legend Joe Charboneau and a member of the local Boys & Girls Club of America.
And we think it's worth reminding everyone about this historic nature of this World Series:
The Cubs haven't won the crown since 1908. They haven't made it into the World Series since 1945, when they lost to the Detroit Tigers and the purported billy goat curse was put on the club. The 71-year wait between championship appearances is the longest stretch for any team in the four major American sports (MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL).
The Indians have the second-longest drought without a World Series title, last winning it in 1948. Until this year, when the Cavaliers won the NBA championship, it had been more than half a century since Cleveland won a title in any major sport. The Indians last reached the World Series in 1997, painfully losing to the then-Florida (now Miami) Marlins in the 11th inning of Game 7.
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