Blog: Cubs fall to Indians in Game 3, 1-0

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CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs fell to the Cleveland Indians 1-0 in Game 3 of the World Series.

The Cubs put runners on second and third with two outs in the ninth before Allen struck out Javier Baez to end it.

Pinch-hitter Coco Crisp hit an RBI single in the seventh off Carl Edwards Jr. for the lone run.

Indians starter Josh Tomlin went 4 2/3 innings, then Andrew Miller, Bryan Shaw and Allen took over.

Below is a recap of the game.



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Anyone near Addison and Western headed to the game may want to stop at this beverage stand our WGN anchors spied.  The entrepreneurs are serving hot chocolate and lemonade and they say they will be there Saturday night too!

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Jorge Soler is the starting right fielder for the Chicago Cubs for Game 3, and Carlos Santana is in left for the Cleveland Indians .
The Cubs tried to get Kyle Schwarber medically cleared to play left, but doctors said no on Thursday. That meant Ben Zobrist stayed in left instead of moving to right, and manager Joe Maddon decided on Soler for right.
Chicago also had rookie Willson Contreras at catcher, batting fifth. Soler was in the sixth slot, followed by second baseman Javier Baez, shortstop Addison Russell and pitcher Kyle Hendricks.
Santana, Cleveland’s usual designated hitter, was playing his second career game in left. He also played four innings at the position in 2012.
Santana also was in the leadoff spot. Rookie Tyler Naquin got the start in center, batting eighth, and Lonnie Chisenhall was in right, batting sixth.
-Associated Press

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Indians starter Josh Tomlin has allowed only one hit through four innings, and Game 3 is still scoreless.
Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks threw a called third strike past Roberto Perez with runners at the corners to end the top of the fourth.
Hendricks made a fine defensive play earlier in the inning to prevent Cleveland from scoring. Runners were at first and second when Chicago tried to turn a 3-6-1 double play. The relay to first bounced in the dirt as Hendricks was running over to cover the bag, but he picked it clean.
That kept Francisco Lindor at third base. Lindor, who has singled twice, is 5 for 9 in the Series (.556).

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Jerry Tomlin made it to the World Series to see his only son pitch.

Two months after nearly losing his life to a spinal condition that has left him partially paralyzed, Tomlin sat behind home plate in a wheelchair as Josh Tomlin started for the Cleveland Indians against the Chicago Cubs.
A moment he’ll never forget.
“It’s hard to put into words,” said the elder Tomlin, wearing an Indians cap and sweatshirt. “I didn’t know what I was going to say when I got here and I still don’t. The way everything planned out and the way people helped me to get here, man, it’s definitely a dream come true. There was no way I was going to miss this.”

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Another look at that double play: