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Andrew Miller has struck out Kyle Schwarber with runners at the corners to end the top of the eighth inning and preserve Cleveland’s 3-0 lead over the Chicago Cubs in Game 1.
Andrew Miller has pitched out of a bases-loaded, none-out jam in the seventh inning to protect Cleveland’s 3-0 lead over the Chicago Cubs in Game 1.
Indians ace Corey Kluber was lifted after Ben Zobrist’s leadoff single. Miller, the AL Championship Series MVP, walked Kyle Schwarber on a full count and gave up a single to Javier Baez on an 0-2 pitch.
That loaded the bases, but pinch-hitter Willson Contreras flied out to shallow center field and Addison Russell struck out on three pitches. David Ross also struck out, and Miller pumped his fist as he bounced off the mound.
Kluber yielded four hits and walked none in six-plus innings. The 2014 AL Cy Young Award winner fanned nine — eight in the first three innings.
With rain in the Cleveland forecast Wednesday night, Major League Baseball has moved up the start time for Game 2 by an hour.
The first pitch at Progressive Field is now scheduled for 7:08 p.m.
Trevor Bauer is slated to pitch for the Indians against Chicago Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta.
The lights at Progressive Field flickered during the bottom of the sixth inning in Game 1.
Cubs reliever Pedro Strop was about to throw a pitch to Roberto Perez when plate umpire Larry Vanover raised his arms and called timeout. A moment later, the stadium was fully bright again and play resumed.
Perez struck out looking to end the inning.
Roberto Perez’s second home run this postseason has given the Indians a 3-0 lead over the Cubs in Game 1.
The Cleveland catcher hit a solo shot that struck the railing above the wall in left field with one out in the fourth.
The drive came after Cleveland ace Corey Kluber worked out of mild trouble in the top of the inning.
Perez, who batted .183 with three homers in 61 games during the regular season, has been starting in place of regular catcher Yan Gomes, who just returned from injury.
Chicago designated hitter Kyle Schwarber has his first major league hit of 2016.
Schwarber doubled off Corey Kluber with two outs in the fourth. The young slugger hadn’t played since tearing two ligaments in his left knee on April 7. He was ruled out for the year, but after a rapid recovery from surgery, the Cubs put Schwarber on their World Series roster Tuesday.
He struck out in his first at-bat but smacked a double off the wall in right field his next time up and strolled into second base.
Schwarber was stranded when Javier Baez flied out on the next pitch.
Indians ace Corey Kluber has set a World Series record with eight strikeouts through the first three innings. Cleveland leads the Chicago Cubs 2-0 in Game 1.
The Cubs had a chance to score in the second inning but couldn’t do anything after Ben Zobrist’s leadoff double. Kyle Schwarber, added to the World Series roster Tuesday, struck out swinging. Schwarber tore two knee ligaments in early April and hadn’t played in the majors since.
Indians ace Corey Kluber has five strikeouts through the first two innings.
The Cleveland Indians have jumped on top 2-0 in Game 1 with a two-out rally in the first inning against a scuffling Jon Lester.
Francisco Lindor singled and stole second before Lester issued consecutive walks to Mike Napoli and Carlos Santana. Jose Ramirez drove in the first run with an infield single, a swinging bunt that produced a dribbler toward third base and left the Cubs with no play.
Brandon Guyer, in the starting lineup because of his strong numbers against left-handers, was hit by a pitch to force in another run. Nothing new for Guyer — he racked up 31 HBPs this season, most in the majors and twice as many as anyone else in the American League.
Lonnie Chisenhall fouled out to end the inning, with 39-year-old Cubs catcher David Ross making a nice play and getting a face full of padding on the net between home plate and the dugout.
Dexter Fowler took a called third strike from Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber leading off the game, becoming the first Chicago Cubs player to bat in the World Series in 25,948 days.
Chicago had not played a Series game since Oct. 10, 1945, when Don Johnson hit into a game-ending forceout against Detroit’s Hal Newhouser in Game 7.
Cleveland is appearing in its first World Series since an 11-inning Game 7 loss at the Florida Marlins in 1997.
As the Indians and Cubs got ready for first pitch, Cleveland celebrated its first championship in 52 years next door.
The Cavaliers, who made a historic comeback to win the NBA Finals in June, received their diamond rings and a banner was raised at Quicken Loans Arena. Superstar LeBron James addressed the sellout crowd, telling the fans “this is for you.” He also wished the Indians good luck as they try to win their first World Series since 1948.
LeBron James was busy raising a championship banner at Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday night, but the Cleveland Cavaliers star made sure to take care of the hometown guys across the street at Progressive Field.
James sent each member of the Indians wireless headphones ahead of Game 1 of the World Series against the Chicago Cubs. The Indians repaid James by having shortstop Francisco Lindor sign a jersey and send it back to the Cavaliers.
The Indians are trying to put an end to Cleveland’s championship drought, which is at a daunting 128 days since James and the Cavs beat Golden State in Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
An auction house says memorabilia of Yankees great Yogi Berra sold for $493,855 during on online auction, including $159,720 for his 1953 World Series championship ring.
Steiner Sports said Tuesday that Berra’s 1972 Hall of Fame induction ring sold for $90,000, a game-worn 1961 World Series jersey for $71,874 and his Hall induction plaque for $36,300. In all, 81 Berra lots were sold.
The catcher died in September 2015.
The auction ran from Sept. 13 through Monday. Prices include commission.
Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis’ sprained left ankle won’t keep him out of Game 1 against the Cubs.
Kipnis, who injured his ankle in the postgame celebration following Game 5 of the American League Championship Series in Toronto, ran the bases better than expected on Monday, and the Indians aren’t concerned his injury will be an issue.
Indians manager Terry Francona says he’s considering playing Carlos Santana in left field at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, where Cleveland will not have the designated hitter for Games 3-5 against the Cubs.
Santana took fly balls in left the past few days, and Francona said the first baseman/DH is willing to play the outfield. Francona said the biggest hesitation in making the move is that Santana has played only one career game in left.
The weather is clear for Tuesday night’s World Series opener and a game-time temperature of about 50 degrees is forecast, but there is a chance of rain during Game 2 on Wednesday night.
The Weather Channel predicted a 25 percent chance of rain for the start of Game 2, with the percentage increasing to 55 percent by 10 p.m. and 80 percent by 11 p.m.
The Weather Channel also predicted the wind will be blowing out at Chicago’s Wrigley Field at 10-20 mph for Game 3 on Friday night. The network said the day-time highs in Chicago are expected to be at least in the mid-60s on Friday and close to 70 on Saturday.
When the Series last was at Wrigley in 1945, TWC said the high temperature ranged from 74 degrees on Oct. 7 to 51 the following day.
Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber is starting Tuesday night’s World Series opener against the Cleveland Indians at designated hitter.
Schwarber is batting fifth in Game 1 against starter Cleveland starter Corey Kluber.
Here’s the Cubs’ batting lineup: Dexter Fowler CF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Ben Zobrist LF, Schwarber DH, Javier Baez 2B, Chris Coghlan RF, Addison Russell S and David Ross C.
Here’s the Indians’ lineup: Rajai Davis CF, Jason Kipnis 2B, Francisco Lindor SS, Mike Napoli 1B, Carlos Santana DH, Jose Ramirez 3B, Brandon Guyer LF, Lonnie Chisenhall RF and Roberto Perez C.
One start made Ryan Merritt a postseason hero, but he’s hardly a household name.
The Indians rookie pitcher walked to work virtually unrecognized Tuesday before Game 5 of the World Series against the Cubs. Wearing a backpack, the left-hander, who pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings against Toronto in the ALCS, blended into the crowd as he made his way to Progressive Field.
Indians outfielder Coco Crisp attracted more attention. He was happy to pose for selfies and sign autographs as he headed to the ballpark.
Crisp is in his second stint with the Indians, who acquired him from Oakland in a trade in August. The 36-year-old is savoring his second World Series, this time with the team he started with.
Crisp says: “It’s like a dream come true.”
Danny Salazar has made the Cleveland Indians’ World Series roster.
The right-hander hasn’t pitched since in a game since Sept. 9 because of forearm tightness, but after some rehab and rest, the Indians feel he’s ready to help them against the Chicago Cubs.
It’s possible that Salazar, who was picked for his first All-Star team this season, will start Game 4. He may also pitch in relief if rookie Ryan Merritt starts at Wrigley Field. Merritt emerged as an unlikely postseason hero when he pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series.
Salazar pitched a three-inning simulated game on Sunday night, the final hurdle for him to be cleared.
Kyle Schwarber has been added to the Chicago Cubs’ World Series roster and could start Tuesday night’s opener against the Cleveland Indians at designated hitter.
The 23-year-old, sidelined after tearing two knee ligaments on April 7, was included Tuesday on the Cubs’ 25-man roster. Left-handed pitcher Rob Zastryzny was dropped.
Schwarber was expected to miss the rest of 2016 following knee surgery but was cleared medically to resume playing on Oct. 17. He played a pair of games in the Arizona Fall League and flew to Cleveland on Monday.
As a rookie, Schwarber hit .246 with 16 homers and 43 RBIs in 71 games.
Cleveland also made one change, including Danny Salazar in place of Cody Anderson in a swap of right-handed pitchers.