Andrew Hancock for ESPN

Next stop: Chicago! Cubs trounce Tribe, even World Series

Kyle Schwarber's comeback and Jake Arrieta's no-hit bid led to a Game 2 win. Friday, the Fall Classic comes to Wrigley for the first time in 71 years.

Elias Stein

Vote: Cubs Confidence Meter

The Cubs bounced back in Game 2 to pull even in the World Series. Is this the year they finally win it all? Cast your ballots!

Schwarber drives in two for Cubs in Game 2 (0:59)
Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Neil Paine, FiveThirtyEight.com

The Indians pitchers have been ridiculously good

The Indians' pitching staff has already taken down two good hitting teams: the Red Sox and the Blue Jays. In Game 1 of the World Series, they were at it again, this time shutting down the Chicago Cubs.

A timeline of Cleveland's historic sports night (0:57)
What could have been for the Cubs (1:25)
LeBron pleased with Miller's strikeout to end seventh (0:20)
Kornheiser advises Bartman to not return until Cubs win it all (1:19)
The other World Series team (2:26)
On this date: Yankees top Mets in Subway Series for 26th title (0:40)


Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs beat Indians 5-1 to even World Series at 1-1. The ViewFromVegas is the Cubs were -155 road favorites and the game stayed under the total of 7.5 runs.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Indians lose and you should put this loss at the feet of Trevor Bauer. It is 1-1 in this series and the Indians are going to need to figure out a way to win a game that Corey Kluber doesn't start.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The legend of Kyle Schwarber builds, as the slugger drove in two runs on two hits and scored another as the Cubs beat the Indians 5-1 to even the World Series at 1-1. Not bad for a guy playing his second game since early April. Schwarber now has 10 RBI in 11 career postseason games. Jake Arrieta carried a no-hitter into the sixth, while the Cubs had Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer out of the game in the fourth. We're headed to Wrigley Field for three games over the weekend as one team's march towards history continues.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Before tonight's game started, there were 100 tickets to Game 3 at Wrigley on StubHub for under $2,400. There are now 2.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

People love to kill teams over rain delays, etc., but MLB deserves credit for being proactive in moving this game up an hour tonight.

Bradford Doolittle @bbdoolittle

The rain is starting to pick up, though if it gets much colder it'll be snow. Still, good thing MLB bumped up the start time.

Bradford Doolittle @bbdoolittle

Montgomery has been an unsung hero for Cubs staff. His 11 postseason innings are 3 more than Chapman and more than twice any other reliever.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Nice touch: At least the hot dog vendors in Cleveland are dressed up for 1948

ESPN Stats and Information  

Cubs starter Jake Arrieta had a no-hit bid through 5 1/3 innings for the Cubs in Game 2 of the World Series. Per the Elias Sports Bureau, that's the longest no-hit bid in a World Series game since Jerry Koosman had one for 6 IP for the 1969 Mets against the Orioles.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Our raindrop countdown now at 10 minutes. What's the fastest 3 innings in history?

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Jake Arrieta faced 22 hitters in this game and 10 of them were in hitters' counts. But the bottom line: He leaves with Cubs leading 5-1.

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

The over/under on Jake Arrieta's total strikeouts at the Westgate was set at 5 (over -130). He's already gone over (6) in the sixth inning.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Asistencia de 38,172 - Entre los 30 estadios actuales en Grandes Ligas, Progressive Field es el más pequeño en cuanto a capacidad - el más grande es Dodger Stadium.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Jason Kipnis doubles to center field to break up Jake Arrieta's no-hitter with one out in the sixth.