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Indians on Verge of Snapping Curse; Win Game 4

By Chandler Guadagnin


With a win in Game four of the 2016 World Series, the Cleveland Indians are one win away from hoisting the Championship trophy. Corey Kluber was his dominant self, even on short rest, as he went six innings, allowing one run on one walk and six strikeouts. Kluber also made a difference offensively as, with runners at first and second with two outs, he dribbled a single to third base. Cubs’ third baseman, Kris Bryant, errantly slung it to first base resulting in the runner at second crossing the plate. Cleveland would never look back scoring seven runs, on their way to a 7-2 win. Cleveland’s scoring barrage was capped off by a 3 run homer from Jason Kipnis. With the victory, Cleveland goes up 3 to 1 in this best of seven World Series.

With the loss, the Cubs face a situation which they haven’t faced all postseason- an elimination game. The difference between winning and losing for the Cubs, has been their frozen bats. In the series, Chicago has been out homered four to zero.

With their backs against the wall, the Chicago Cubs will send Jon Lester out to make the start in game five. He will be opposed by the Indians number two starter, Trevor Bauer. In his game one start, Lester, went five and two thirds innings giving up three runs, all earned, while striking out seven, walking three and allowing two homeruns; picking up the loss. In game two, Bauer pitched three and two thirds innings surrendering two runs, both earned, walking two and striking out two.

Cleveland will look to win their first World Series since 1948 when game five comes your way on FOX tomorrow at 5:00PM PT. There will not be pre or postgame analysis for game five.

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Cleveland Seeks 3-1 Edge In Game 4

By Chandler Guadagnin

The World Series continues as game four comes your way from Wrigley Field in Chicago. Cleveland will send, ace, Corey Kluber to the mound to put them on the precipice of a World Series Championship. Kluber will be opposed by Chicago veteran John Lackey.

In his last start of the postseason-Game one of this World Series- Kluber pitched his team to victory as he went six innings allowing no runs on four hits, walking none, and striking out nine. Kluber etched his name in the history books in game one as well, as he became the first pitcher in postseason history to strikeout eight of the first nine batters faced. Kluber will look to continue his postseason dominance for Cleveland tonight.

The Cubs’, John Lackey, is yet to make a start in this World Series. This postseason, Lackey has posted an 0-0 record over two games pitched. In eight innings pitched, Lackey, has surrendered five homeruns while, walking five and striking out seven for an ERA of 5.63. Oppenent average against Lackey this postseason stands at .375. All of his earned runs this postseason have come off of the homeruns he has given up. Overall, the key for him tonight will be keeping the ball in the ballpark.

X factors for this game are, once again, the effectiveness of the starters and the bullpens. The direction of the wind will also play a factor in game four. Important to note, in all three games thus far, the team to score first has won each contest.

Game four comes your way at 5:00PM PT on FOX. Be sure to log on to www.kpaysports.com for the breakdown of game four.

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