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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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Cubs Look To Continue Comeback In Game 6

By Chandler Guadagnin

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With their comeback in Game 6, to stay alive, the Chicago Cubs will look to continue their comeback as the World Series shifts back to Cleveland. The Indians will look to take advantage of their home crowd, and slam the door on the Cubs’ hopes, to win their first World Series in 68 years.

The Cubs will send righty ace, Jake Arrieta, to the hill, to battle it out with Indians’ hurler Josh Tomlin. In his Game 2 start, Arrieta, lasted five and two thirds innings allowing one run, earned, on two hits, three walks, and six strikeouts; picking up the win. In Game 3, Josh Tomlin, fired four and two thirds shutout innings surrendering two hits, one walk, and striking out one.

In order to keep their comeback on course, the Chicago Cubs must wake up their all too somber bats. To snuff out the Cubs’ chances, the Indians pitching must be at its best. Make no mistake, if Francona finds himself with a lead after the fifth, he will not be timid about exhausting all of his best options to get the job done.

The oh so pivotal Game 6 comes your way from Progressive Field in Cleveland at 5:00PM PT on FOX. Log on to www.kpaysports.com following the game for postgame analysis.

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Chicago Victorious in World Series For First Time Since 1945; Tie Series

By Chandler Guadagnin

The Cubs have won game two, earning a split of the first two games, as the series shifts to the friendly confines of Wrigley Field. Jake Arrieta showed why he is the reigning Cy Young Award winner. Arrieta did not allow a hit until one out in the sixth inning. In five and a third innings pitched, Arrieta allowed only two hits and one run, while striking out six and walking three.

On the other hand, the Indians’ Trevor Bauer was never able to really settle in, as he went three and two thirds innings, allowing a run in the first inning, and one in the third inning. through his three and two three innings of work, Bauer allowed two runs, both earned, on six hits, two walks, and striking out two all while throwing 87 pitches.

The two main cogs of the Chicago Cubs lineup tonight were the bats of Ben Zobrist and Kyle Schwarber. In four at bats, Zobrist reached base three times, and recording two hits, (one a RBI triple). Schwarber continued his World Series offensive production, as he went 2 for 4, with a walk, two RBIs and a run scored.

Cleveland’s only scoring came in the sixth inning, when with one out, Jason Kipnis doubled to right field. That was followed by a Francisco Lindor groundout that moved Kipnis to third with two outs; then, with Mike Napoli batting, Arrieta fired a wild pitch, scoring Kipnis from third.

With that, the 2016 World Series moves to Chicago and Wrigley Field; the first time a Fall Classic game has come to Wrigley Field since 1945. Cleveland will turn to Josh Tomlin to ruin the Cubs home coming; while, Kyle Hendricks will look to put Chicago up 2 games to one. Game 3 comes your way Friday on FOX at 5:00PM PT from Wrigley Field in Chicago.

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Cubs Look To Even Up Fall Classic In Game 2

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By Chandler Guadagnin

Following a victory in Game 1, the Indians will look to righty Trevor Bauer to put the Cubs in a 2-0 hole. Chicago wil hand the ball to their ace Jake Arrieta to split the series before heading to the Windy City.

Once again, it may be pitching that defines whether the Cubs gain a split in Cleveland or the Cubs go down 2-0 in this best of seven series.

This season, in 31 games, Arrieta posted an 18-8 record. In 197.1 innings pitched, he struck out 190, walking only 76 and giving up a mere 16 home runs on his way to recording a 3.10 ERA. Over his career in the postseason, Arrieta has shown that he is one of the best overall pitchers in the Major Leagues.

Trevor Bauer pitched in 35 games this year putting up a 12-8 record. In 190 innings pitched, Bauer posted a 4.26 ERA while striking out 168 hitters, walked 70, giving up 20 homers. Bauer has had a brief career in the postseason. His second start was cut short due to a injured right pinkie finger. However brief his postseason experience may be, he has still been solid in his opportunities. Cleveland would not have made it to the World Series were it not for the clutch pitching of Trevor Bauer.

You can catch all of World Series Game 2 on FOX beginning in just minutes at 4:00PM PT in Cleveland. Log on to www.kpaysports.com for postgame analysis.

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