CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0 in Game 1 of the World Series.
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.
The lefty reliever worked two innings and threw 46 pitches, his most in a game since 2011, when he was a starter.
Game 2 is set for Wednesday.
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.
Below is a recap of the game:
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.
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 eight strikeouts also represent the most by an Indians hurler in a World Series game.
This just in: Wednesday’s World Series Game 2 has been moved up one hour due to weather. First pitch is now at 6:08 p.m. CST
A little more from the AP on tomorrow’s game:
The start time for Game 2 of the World Series has been moved up by an hour because there’s rain in the Cleveland weather forecast.
The game Wednesday night is now scheduled to begin at 7:08 p.m. EDT.
Major League Baseball announced the time shift Tuesday night midway through the Series opener between the Chicago Cubs and Indians.
There was no rain during Game 1 at Progressive Field.
Earlier, 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.
Andrew Miller has pitched out of a bases-loaded, none-out jam in the seventh inning to protect Cleveland’s 3-0 lead over.
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.