Cubs Force Game 7 On Russell’s Slam

By Chandler Guadagnin

For the second time in three years, the World Series will come down to a decisive Game 7. Right from the get go it was all Chicago, In the first, the Cubs jumped all over Indians’ starter, Josh Tomlin, scoring three runs. The offense would not stop there however, as after a walk of Kyle Schwarber and singles from Anthony Rizzo and Ben Zobrist, in came Dan Otero from the bullpen and up came Addison Russell. Russell promptly unloaded, as he smashed a pitch well over the left field wall. That would prove to be the icing on the cake as the Cubs cruised to a 9-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians.

In all, Tomlin lasted a mere two and a third innings giving up 6 runs, all earned, on 6 hits, 1 walk, and no strikeouts.

Jake Arrieta cruised, giving up only 3 hits and two runs, striking out 9, in five and two thirds innings of work.

Winner take-all Game 7 comes your way Wednesday from Cleveland at  5:00PM PT on FOX.  Unofficially, Chicago will entrust the ball to Kyle Hendricks. Unofficially, Cleveland will send Corey Kluber to attempt to conquer the Cubs. Log on to www.kpaysports.com for pre and postgame analysis.

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