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Wait, the Cubs or Indians are actually going to win the World Series

This isn't Hollywood. It's Cleveland. But starting Tuesday, MLB's two longest-suffering franchises are going to write a drought-busting World Series script that's almost impossible to believe.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Plantel de Indios para la Serie Mundial; único cambio es que el lanzador dominicano Danny Salazar reemplaza al derecho Cody Anderson.

Bradford Doolittle @bbdoolittle

The bottom line is we may see Danny Salazar pitching to Kyle Schwarber in a World Series game, which a week ago would have sounded absurd.

Bradford Doolittle @bbdoolittle

The Indians have set their roster as well. No surprises there. As Terry Francona said last night, Danny Salazar is in for Cody Anderson.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

The Indians have officially announced their World Series roster, and as expected, Danny Salazar is part of the team's 25-man contingent and Cody Anderson has been removed. The Tribe is carrying 12 pitchers, two catchers (Roberto Perez and Yan Gomes), six infielders and five outfielders.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Schwarber has made the Cubs 25 man roster and is likely to DH in Cleveland when the World Series gets underway on Tuesday night. He's six months removed from surgery to repair two torn ligaments in his left knee. He has not been cleared to play the field. It's a stunning development for the Cubs as they had ruled him out for the season as recently as mid September.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Cubs anuncian su plantel para Serie Mundial, el cual sí incluye a Kyle Schwarber.

ESPN @espn

Cleveland's Jason Kipnis grew up on Chicago's North Side. He went to the same HS as Bartman. And he has an idea: es.pn/2eCCIww

William Weinbaum ESPN 

As Cleveland seeks its first World Series title since 1948, my thoughts go back to firsthand interviews decades later with that team's Larry Doby, Ken Keltner and Bob Feller about their careers. Doby emotionally recounted the role fellow Hall of Famer Joe Gordon played in making him feel welcome in July 1947 when he broke the American League color line three months after Jackie Robinson's National League debut. Keltner was the culprit at third base whose 1941 defense stopped Joe DiMaggio's record hitting streak at 56 games. And less than five months later, the all-time great Feller famously enlisted in the navy when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Doby, Gordon, Keltner and several other teammates had also served during World War II, including Eddie Robinson, the last living member of the '48 champions.

Ryan McGee @ESPNMcGee

Has anybody heard if the Cubs are in the World Series? Can't seem to find anything about it on my timeline...