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Cleveland Ahead Three Games To One In The 2016 World Series

October 30, 2016

Cleveland is ahead three games to one in the World Series for the first time since 1948, when they last won it, after a (7-2) win at Chicago, vs the Cubs, in game four Saturday night.

Corey Kluber allowed one run in six innings, to notch his second win of the series.

The game had the first lead change of either of the two LCS and World Series, in what was the 15th such game.

Carlos Santana homered to tie the game vs game 4 losing pitcher, John Lackey. Later in the inning, Lackey, the winning pitcher in home World Series clinching games for two different teams, 11 years apart (the Angels in ’02 and the Red Sox in ’13) was victimized by two errors from third baseman, Kris Bryant that enabled “Cleve” to take the lead in the same second inning.

Kluber’s slow grounder between home plate and third, an infield hit, with a second Bryant throwing error of the inning on the play, gave Cleveland the lead to stay.

Francisco Lindor, who later started another one run inning with a walk, singled in Jason Kipnis, to make it (3-1) in the third inning.

Kipnis, who grew up in Chicago, rooting for the Cubs, iced the game with a three run home run in the seventh inning.

In 1948, Cleveland was ahead three games to one and playing at home, but lost in that game 5 vs the Boston Braves. They won the title in Boston, where they had won a one game playoff for the American League Pennant, vs the Red Sox.

Tonight with Trevor Bauer opposing the Cubs’ Jon Lester, again the Indians will be underdogs, hoping this is the game and day, the team ends a 68 year title drought.

 

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