Dan Mullen 

Club level at Progressive Field is rocking two hours before the Indians try to take the first step toward trying to add another banner.

Dan Mullen 

Joe Maddon on Kyle Schwarber's return to the Cubs for World Series Game 1: "He's missed the whole year physically, but not mentally. He has been there every second of the season with us."

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

A simple sign that is sure to rile up the Cubs faithful

Joe Maddon explain Game 1 lineup (1:55)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs manager Joe Maddon explain his Game 1 lineup, which includes Kyle Schwarber and Chris Coghlan, but not Jason Heyward.

Dan Mullen 

Joe Maddon says one thing he loves about this postseason run is the number of former Cubs who have come back this month. Maddon specifically mentioned Billy Williams, Ryne Sandberg, Kerry Wood and Andre Dawson.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs fans will be happy to know the legendary Woo-Woo has made it to Cleveland.


Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Indians manager Terry Francona talks about how the club's collaborative approach had helped them overcome a spate of injuries.

Schwarber's bat a big boost for Cubs (0:56)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta talking about the surprising return of Kyle Schwarber.

Stats & Info

Tale of the tape: Indians vs. Cubs

The Cubs went through a rough patch on offense earlier this postseason but put their struggles behind them in the last three games of the NLCS. Meanwhile, the Indians relied heavily on their pitching to make it to the World Series.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Kyle Schwarber will be the first player in MLB history to play within his team's first 10 games of a season, then not again until the World Series, according to Elias Sports Bureau research. Elias also notes that no non-pitcher has ever started a World Series game without recording a regular-season hit that year. Schwarber went 0-for-4 in the first two games of the season before getting injured, and he's starting at DH in Game 1 Tuesday night.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Nice touch by this Cleveland bar. Ahead of Game 1 of the World Series, there are TVs showing "Major League 2." If you need me, I'll be standing here all night.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

"Goatbusters" shirt being sold in downtown Cleveland ($20)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

East 4th Street in Cleveland is at a standstill behind the SportsCenter set. People have packed the city's entertainment district.

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Cachorros-Indios en la Serie Mundial de eternos perdedores

Chicago no gana desde 1908 y Cleveland desde 1948, 174 años entre ambos sin conocer el placer de la victoria en el Clásico de Otoño. Leer

Dan Mullen 

Terry Francona on all of the attention the Cubs are getting ahead of the World Series: "If we win, this city will go bananas."

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Indians manager Terry Francona said that he thinks Trevor Bauer's cut pinkie will not be a factor during his Game 2 start.

Michael Eaves ESPN Anchor 

With World Series Game 1 and Opening Night of the NBA season just hours away, 4th Street in Downtown Cleveland is already shoulder-to-shoulder with more people streaming in by the minute.

ESPN Stats & Info

World Series Game 1: Cubs at Indians

Kyle Schwarber will DH for the Cubs, playing in his first major league game since tearing his left ACL and LCL in early April. Chris Coghlan gets the start in right field over Jason Heyward. Against the lefty Jon Lester, Rajai Davis leads off for the Tribe and Carlos Santana bats fifth. Brandon Guyer will man left field.