Cubs force Game 7 with 9-3 win over Indians

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CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Indians lost Game 6 of the World Series Tuesday night 9-3, tying the series 3-3.

Game 7 will be Wednesday. First pitch is at 8 p.m

Right hander Josh Tomlin took the mound for the Tribe. He’s 2-0 in the postseason with an ERA of 1.76. But he lasted less than three innings.

Kris Bryant gave Chicago a one-run lead in the first inning when he hit a solo shot with two outs. They follow-up with back-to-back base hits. But what should have been an easy catch for Tyler Naquin or Lonnie Chisenhall turned into error, giving up two more runs.

The Cubs’ lead grew in the third inning when Addison Russell hit a grand slam to quiet the Cleveland crowd.

Manager Terry Francona pulled Tomlin before he completed three innings and brought in reliever Dan Otero. Danny Salazar later relieved Otero.

Jason Kipnis got a base hit in the fourth and was knocked in on a hit by Mike Napoli. That put the Indians on the board and set up what looked like a rally. But the Indians stranded four runners.

In the fifth, Kipnis continued his one-man rally and hit a solo home run to left field. It was his fourth homer of the postseason. That made the score 7-2.

The Indians brought in relievers Zach McAllister and Mike Clevinger, and kept the Cubs from scoring in the sixth, seventh and eighth.

Clevinger gave up a two-run homer to Anthony Rizzo in the ninth inning.

Cleveland got another one back after Brandon Guyer walked and Jose Ramirez knocked him in. But Ramirez was called out at second.

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