CHICAGO, Illinois — Cleveland’s Indians are just 27 outs away from winning their first World Series since 1948. Behind the pitching of former Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber last night, the Tribe beat the Cubs 7-2 to take a 3 -1 series lead.
This evening, in hopes of staying alive, the Cubs are sending Jon Lester to the mound against Trevor Bauer.
Should the Cubs win tonight’s game, the series would shift back to Cleveland for Games 6 and if need be, 7. Game 6 would take place Tuesday night in Progressive Field with Game 7 following the next night.
These are heady times for Cleveland sports fans as after 52 years of futility, the Cavaliers brought the city its first major professional sports championship just four months ago.
A win by the Indians in the Fall Classic would turn the city upside down.
Last night, Corey Kluber beat the Cubs for the second time in four days, Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis homered and the Cleveland Indians routed Chicago 7-2.
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