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Per the Elias Sports Bureau, tonight's Cubs lineup is the first in postseason history with 6 players who are 24 or younger (Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler, Willson Contreras, Kyle Schwarber, Javier Báez and Addison Russell).

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

World Series Game 2 coming up at 7:05 p.m. ET. The ViewFromVegas is the Cubs (Jake Arrieta) are -155 road favorites over the Indians (Trevor Bauer) with the over/under being bet up from 7 to 7.5 runs. Despite the Indians leading the series 1-0, the Cubs are up to -145 series faves at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook after being posted last night at pick 'em.

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Cubs starter Jake Arrieta is 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA with the Cubs when the game-time temperature is less than 50 degrees.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Median ticket price for World Series tickets purchased on StubHub: Game 1 ($1,000) & Game 2 ($999).

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin watched TE Ladarius Green's sled work carefully today - "You've been looking at this (sled) for six months," Tomlin said. This week, Green made his first practice appearances of the season.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

When will Chandler Parsons make his Memphis debut? "God, I hope soon because when he does practice, it looks pretty good," coach Davd Fizdale said. "I'm thinking in the next week or two that he'll be ready to go, but there's no definite timeline."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Brett Brown on Joel Embiid finally making his long-anticipated Sixers debut: "There are times I get emotional watching him walk out here... and it's opening night and Joel Embiid is here... to see him arrive, I'm so proud of him."

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

They are taking the tarp off again. Game is expected to start on time


Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Hank Aaron: "The Cubs are my fave, and that's because of my friend Ernie Banks." He says he knows that wherever Mr. Cub is now, he's pulling for his old team.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

There's a lot of offensive talent in this room. Hall of Famer Hank Aaron joined by 2016 Hank Aaron Award recipients Kris Bryant and David Ortiz.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook arriving for the season opener in Philadelphia. Talked to a coach who said last night: "Westbrook is going to try to destroy everyone like Kobe (this season)."


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant was just named recipient of the Hank Aaron award which recognizes the most outstanding offensive performance in each league as determined by fans, a panel of Hall of Famers and Hank Aaron himself. Joe Maddon called him 'Hammering KB."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

One positive from Game 1, according to Joe Maddon, was the amount of pitches his team saw: "We saw 145 pitches (actuality 151) which to me normally indicates you win....I liked our at-bats."

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

In our interview with Rob Manfred I got the strong impression that baseball is in talks with the Union to eliminate the connection with the All Star Game and home field advantage for the World Series. This would be a great change in my opinion.


Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Seahawks CB Richard Sherman explains his Halloween costume at his weekly press conference.


Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

It's currently raining in Cleveland, but it is quite light at the moment. Still, enough for both teams to cancel on-field batting practice.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Green-out in Boston: Let's Go Celtics T-shirts on each seat at TD Garden.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Tarp on. Rain coming down. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer just went to weather meeting. Game expected to start on time with about a 3-hour window until 10 when weather could get bad.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Awesome pour-your-own local craft beer wall at Progressive Field includes 12 rotating favorites

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady says on a conference call with Buffalo reporters that he wouldn't want to be a coach someday. "Coaching wouldn't be for me. No. Certainly not. I like playing. I wouldn't be a good coach. I don't have the patience to be a coach."

Christopher Wondoloski ESPN FC 

The pitch is set for tonight's MLS knockout playoff game between Toronto FC and Philadelphia Union - on ESPN.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady on Bills feeling "disrespected" by Patriots running through pregame drills Week 4: "Our team has always shown the other team a lot of respect. I don't think our team has ever been built on doing something where we would try to incite something."

Paul Lukas ESPN.com 

Indians sticking with navy jerseys and Chief Wahoo caps — same as last night — for Game 2 of the World Series.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

MLB official just updated media on the status of tonight's World Series Game 2 in rainy Cleveland. The plan is still to play. Hope is the moisture will remain a light drizzle. Right now no delay is planned but final determination will depend on the weather and how long the starting pitchers need to warmup. If the game is stopped after starting, it will pick up from the point of suspension, likely tomorrow. Final call will be made by commissioner Rob Manfred.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Just tried the Fat Head Brewery's Fat Italian ($13.75) at Progressive Field