One more win and baseball love everywhere might ultimately believe in these Cleveland Indians
One more win and baseball love everywhere might ultimately believe in these Cleveland Indian. Thats all it will take for Corey Kluber& Co to secure this World Series.
Kluber sloped six sparkling innings on short respite to win again, Jason Kipnis hit a three-run homer in his hometown and the Indian thump the Chicago Cubs 7-2 on Saturday night to take a 3-1 lead.
Carlos Santana likewise connected for the first of his three ten-strikes as Cleveland moved closer to its first championship since 1948. Trevor Bauer gets the ball Sunday night at Wrigley Field in Game 5 when the Indian try for the dealerships third World Series claim. Jon Lester will start for the hesitate Cubs.
Not bad for the purposes of an Indians team that seemed like an underdog all year long. The Indian thump the defending champion Royals and star-studded Tigers for the AL Central title, and then annihilated David Ortiz and the Red Sox and the heavy-hitting Blue Jays on their lane to the AL pennant.
Then much of the talk centered on the major league-leading Cubs and their 108 -year championship drought. But its been mostly the Indian, with administrator Terry Francona pushing all the right buttons while improving to 11 -1 in the World Series. The Indian will try to accompanied another crown to Cleveland, adding to the one LeBron James and the Cavaliers deserved earlier this year.
Dexter Fowler doubled and scored in the first for the Cubs, and then homered against Andrew Miller in the eighth. Fowlers drive to left-center was the first homer for Chicago in the World Series since Phil Cavaretta connected in Game 1 in 1945 and the first lead allowed by Miller during his dominant postseason.
In between Fowlers two ten-strikes, the Cubs came up empty every time they had a chance to applied any pres on the Indians.
Pitching on three days rest for the second time, Kluber granted five ten-strikes, struck out six and ambled one. The steady, stoic right-hander, who struck out nine in a reigning recital in Game 1, improved to 4-1 with a 0.89 Era in five playoff starts this year.