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We are presenting the World Series of Baseball opening in Cleveland. The Cubs and Indians have both shot their way into the series. It's Cleveland's pitching verses the Cubs bats. This should be an epic World Series - two contenders with huge winning droughts.
Wednesday Oct 26 on FOX at 7 PM EST
Game 2 time has changed to 7 pm EST Due To Weather Projections!
(Wednesday Oct 26 on FOX at 11 PM UTC)
Wednesday Oct 26 on FOX at 7 PM EST Game 2 time has changed to 7 pm EST Due To Weather Projections!
(Wednesday Oct 26 on FOX at 11 PM UTC)
GAME IS BEING PLAYED TODAY!!
Game 1 Round up
Game 1 of the World Series turned out to be a battle of the pitchers - just as it was billed. Cleveland had Kluber on the mound who was outstanding - striking out 9. He was pulled in the 7th for the formidable Miller to come in. Chicago had Lester on the mound - who was also excellent - pitching half way through the 6th. Lester allowed 3 runs, Kluber allowed 0. The 7th inning was when this game was lost. Chicago had the bases loaded with 0 out - Miller was pitching for Cleveland. Chicago had the tying run at the plate and ended up losing an opportunity to put some runs on the board - they missed this opportunity and paid for it in the 8th. In the 8th inning, the Indians added another 3 runs - to take a 6-0 lead. Chicago will need to get their bats going - they were able to get runners on base but weren't able to capitalize. Cleveland is looking just as dominant as it has this playoffs and are the team to beat. The game is in Cleveland again tomorrow and they are up in the series 1-0. Hopefully the weather co-operates as this series is beginning to get interesting!
Cleveland gave Toronto a run for their money keeping their bats silent to win the ALCS. Proving their pitching talent was far superior to the Blue Jays explosive offense. The Cubs have not seen the powerhouse pitchers in Cleveland because they are in different leagues. We will see if they adjust.
Cleveland won the Central division this year. They then swept the Boston Red Sox to make it to the ALCS. They beat Toronto 3-1 to advance to the World Series. Cleveland has its best assets in their starting lineup and bullpen- The Cubs have some great pitcher and are one of the best hitting teams. It is an excellent matchup and Cleveland to show just how good their pitching is. Nobody has been announced yet to pitch for Cleveland
The Cleveland Indians are an American professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Central division. Since 1994, they have played in Progressive Field (known as Jacobs Field from 1994 through 2007). The team's spring training facility is at Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, Arizona. Since their establishment as a Major League franchise in 1901, the Indians have won two World Series championships, in 1920 and 1948.
The name "Indians" originated from a request by club owner Charles Somers to baseball writers to choose a new name to replace "Cleveland Naps" following the departure of Nap Lajoie after the 1914 season. The name referenced the nickname "Indians" that was applied to the Cleveland Spiders baseball club during the time when Louis Sockalexis, a Native American, played in Cleveland. Common nicknames for the Indians include the "Tribe" and the "Wahoos", the latter being a reference to their logo, Chief Wahoo, a controversial Native American caricature. The team's mascot is named "Slider."
The Cleveland Indians originated in Michigan in 1894 as the Grand Rapids Rustlers, a minor league team in the Western League. The team moved to Cleveland in 1900, changing its name to the Cleveland Lake Shores; the Western League itself changed its name to the American League (AL) while continuing its minor league status. One of the American League's eight charter franchises, the major league incarnation of the club was founded in Cleveland in 1901. Originally called the Cleveland Bluebirds, the team played in League Park until moving permanently to Cleveland Stadium in 1946. At the end of the 2016 season, they had a regular season franchise record of 9,190–8,835 (.510). The Indians have won eight AL Central titles, the most in the division.
Chicago seemed to have a difficult opponent in the Dodgers - but they handedly beat them. Their bats lit up at the end of the series including a game with 10 runs. Cleveland is a pitching team that Chicago players have not seen much of - it will be a tough road for them to travel - but they certainly have the lineup!
Their 2015-2016 record was 103-85. They finished first in the Central division - the national league - and all of baseball. They won the NCDS and NLCS to progress to the World Series.
Chicago has really started swinging. Can they do it against Cleveland's starting lineup? .
So Far This Season:
These two teams are well rested going into game 2. Arrieta is set to start Game 2.
The Chicago Cubs are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) Central Division. The team plays its home games at Wrigley Field, located on the city's North Side. The Cubs are one of two Major League teams in Chicago; the other, the Chicago White Sox, are members of the American League (AL) Central division.
The team, first known as the White Stockings, was a founding member of the NL in 1876, becoming the Chicago Cubs in 1903.
In 1906, the Cubs won a Major League record 116 games, finishing 116–36 and posted a modern-era record winning percentage of .763, before losing the World Series to the Chicago White Sox by four games to two. The Cubs won back-to-back World Series championships in 1907 and 1908, becoming the first Major League team to play in three consecutive World Series, and the first to win it twice. The team has appeared in a total of ten World Series, most recently in 1945. The Cubs have not won the World Series in 108 years, and they have not won the National League pennant in 71 years, both of which are record "droughts" in Major League Baseball. Since the start of divisional play in 1969, the Cubs have appeared in the postseason eight times. This included five trips to the League Championship Series—in 1984, 1989, 2003, 2015, and 2016.
The Cubs are known as "the North Siders", a reference to the location of Wrigley Field within the city of Chicago, and in contrast to the White Sox, whose home of U.S. Cellular Field is on the South Side. The Cubs have a divisional rivalry with the St. Louis Cardinals, and an interleague rivalry with the Chicago White Sox.Source
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