Blog: Cubs win Game 2

CLEVELAND — The Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 in Game 2 of the World Series Wednesday night.

The series is now tied 1-1.

Below is a recap of the game.

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Major League Baseball is hoping it can play Game 2 despite the rain.

MLB senior vice president Peter Woodfork says baseball officials are prepared to have the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians play through light rain.
“If it’s light and … we don’t think it’s going to get any heavier, I think we’d be apt to play in that,” he said about 2½ hours before the scheduled 7:08 p.m. start. “The field’s in good condition. The tarp’s been on. The outfield can take a lot of water.”
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The Cubs are going to see a whole lot of Cleveland ace Corey Kluber.

Indians manager Terry Francona says Kluber is “all set” to start Game 4 at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Saturday.

Kluber tossed six shutout innings in Cleveland’s 6-0 victory in Game 1 on Tuesday night. Francona removed Kluber after 88 pitches, and the bullpen kept the Cubs in check the rest of the way.

Kluber is 3-1 in the postseason and lowered his ERA to a sparkling 0.74 while scattering four hits and striking out nine without issuing a walk.

Starting Kluber in Game 4 opens the possibility of Kluber getting the nod again if the series goes the full seven games.

The Cubs already have named John Lackey their starter for Game 4.

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Anthony Rizzo doubled home Kris Bryant with one out in the first inning to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead over Cleveland and starting pitcher Trevor Bauer in Game 2 on Wednesday night. It’s the first run the Cubs have scored in the Fall Classic since the eighth inning of a 9-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers in Game 7 of the 1945 World Series.

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The Chicago Cubs have extended their lead to 2-0 over the Cleveland Indians in Game 2 on Kyle Schwarber’s RBI single in the third inning.

Anthony Rizzo walked with two outs and went to second on Ben Zobrist’s single before Schwarber singled on a 3-0 pitch from Indians starter Trevor Bauer.

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The Chicago Cubs have opened a 5-0 lead over the Cleveland Indians in the fifth inning of Game 2.

Anthony Rizzo drew a 10-pitch walk from Zack McAllister and scored when Ben Zobrist followed with a one-out triple into the right-field corner.

Indians right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall slipped while chasing the ball, allowing Rizzo to score pretty easily. It was Zobrist’s fifth hit in seven Series at-bats.

Kyle Schwarber singled off Bryan Shaw through a drawn-in infield for his second RBI single of the game. After an error by second baseman Jason Kipnis, the Cubs added another run when Shaw walked Addison Russell with the bases loaded.

With the Cubs looking to even the Series at a game apiece, starter Jake Arrieta has not allowed a hit through four innings.

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