After the Cleveland Indians fell to the Cubs Sunday night in Game 5 of the World Series, we noticed a strange coincidence that may explain it all.
The Cavs began their regular season the same day the Cleveland Indians kicked off the World Series. They both won that night.
And ever since, the Indians have won World Series games only on nights when the Cavs play, too.
Here’s a closer look:
Oct. 25: Tribe wins Game 1, Cavs play the Knicks
Oct. 26: Tribe loses Game 2, Cavs do not have a game
Oct. 28: Tribe wins Game 3, Cavs play Raptors
Oct. 29: Tribe wins Game 4, Cavs play Magic
Oct. 30: Tribe loses Game 5, Cavs do not have a game
Now — here’s the important part!
The Cavs play next on Nov. 1. That’s the same night the Tribe will play in Game 6 of the World Series. If the Tribe wins that game, they win the World Series.
In fact, the Cavs announced Monday afternoon that they pushed up their tip-off time to 6 p.m. to allow fans to watch as much of the World Series as they can.
First pitch is at 8:08 p.m.
They’ll also show the remainder of the World Series game on the Humongotron in Quicken Loans Arena after the Cavs game wraps up.
Game 6 is set for Tuesday at Progressive Field in Cleveland. If necessary, Game 7 will be Wednesday.
Watch all the World Series action exclusively on FOX.