CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Aroldis Chapman got the final four outs and the Chicago Cubs have completed a 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians that tied the World Series at one game a piece.
Game 3 is Friday night, when the Series returns to Wrigley Field in Chicago for the first time since 1945.
Rain began to fall in the bottom of the eighth inning, with the Chicago Cubs leading the Cleveland Indians 5-1 in Game 2 at Progressive Field.
As the game approached the four-hour mark on a cool night with a first-pitch temperature of 43 degrees, the teams played on. Fans exposed to the rain stood at Progressive Field, where a sellout crowd of 38,172 was on hand.
Under baseball's rules, postseason games cannot be rain-shortened and must be played to the end at the same ballpark where they started, even if weather causes a suspension and play must be completed at a later date.
Throwing a heavy dose of curveballs, Cubs lefty reliever Mike Montgomery struck out three right-handed batters in the seventh. He fanned the first two, then gave up a single and a walk before whiffing Carlos Santana to end the inning.
The Indians broke through for a hit against Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta in the sixth inning.
Jason Kipnis, who grew up a huge Cubs fan outside Chicago, laced a clean line drive up the middle and hustled to second for a double with one out in the sixth inning, the Indians' first hit of the night.
Kipnis moved to third on a groundout and scored on a wild pitch. Mike Napoli followed with a sharp single to left field.
That was it for Arrieta as the Cubs went to the bullpen, bringing in left-hander Mike Montgomery. Arrieta struck out six and walked three in 5 2/3 innings. He threw 98 pitches.
Montgomery retired Jose Ramirez to end the inning and keep the Cubs in front 5-1 as they tried to even the Series at one game apiece.
Meanwhile, Cavs players showed their support for the Tribe at Progressive Field.
The Cleveland Indians won Game 1 against the Cubs, 6-0, Tuesday night.
One note about Game 4: Corey Kluber will be the starting pitcher.
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