CLEVELAND — The Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in a mind-blowing, nerve-jangling, heart-stopping mess of a game, a 10-inning acid trip that tested the limits of your sanity, made baseball history and ended 108 years of anxiety.
Every inning of this game pushed the night closer and closer to becoming a Salvador Dali painting brought to life.
The Chicago Cubs smoked the Cleveland Indians 9-3 in Game 6 of the World Series, setting up a Game 7 for the ages.
Tuesday night’s contest was all but over just a few minutes in, and was totally salted away by the third inning. For that, the Cubs could thank an offensive outburst that delighted the visiting faithful, and a highlight reel of terrific pitches by Jake Arrieta.
The Cubs nipped the Indians 3-2 in a heart-stopping elimination game, pushing the series back to Cleveland thanks in large part to five terrific defensive plays.
Chicago’s first display of gloved excellence came with one out in the second. Carlos Santana struck a foul toward the Indians dugout.
Jonah Keri has an excellent adventure with Cubs broadcaster and retired pitcher Jim DeShaies about engaging younger audiences; JD’s baseball career; overcoming failure; Nolan Ryan; his broadcast partner Len Kasper and admitting, “I don’t know”…
CHICAGO — The Cleveland Indians rolled to a 7-2 win Saturday night at Wrigley Field, taking a commanding 3-1 World Series lead by outpitching, outhitting, and outmanaging the Chicago Cubs on their home field.
The Tribe figured to have a pitching advantage coming into Game 4, with staff ace Corey Kluber going up against Chicago’s No.
CHICAGO — It was a moment that seemed to scream for Cubs salvation.
For six innings the Indians and Cubs had battled to a scoreless tie, in a tightly played nail-biter of a game. Then in the seventh the Indians threatened, pushing runners to first and third with one out.
Jonah Keri steals a few minutes with legendary MLB outfielder Kenny Lofton about athletes not seeing the bigger picture; stealing bases and Jon Lester; pitchers’ tells; teaching base stealing; the Indians team of the 1990s; Albert Belle; Manny…
CLEVELAND — What do you do with Kyle Schwarber? That’s the question that has surrounded the slugger who resembles a fire hydrant for years. It’s now one that the Indians and Cubs might both need to answer, if they hope to win this 112th edition of the World Series.
For the Indians, that question means figuring out how to get the guy out.
CLEVELAND — Try as they might, baseball executives can rarely predict the moves that will transform a franchise.
For the Cleveland Indians, that move happened on July 31, 2010. Leading up to the trade deadline that year, the contending San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals both hoped to upgrade their rosters for a playoff run.
The Cleveland Indians will host Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night at Progressive Field, vying for their first World Series title in 68 years. Their opponent, the Chicago Cubs, will battle for their first World Series title in 108 years. That makes this year’s Fall Classic a contest between the two teams with the longest combined championship droughts in U.S.