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Follow live: Rizzo, Cubs bounce Bauer in Game 2

Down 1-0 in the World Series, Chicago scored on a first-inning RBI double by Anthony Rizzo and a third-inning RBI single by Kyle Schwarber, then chased Tribe starter Trevor Bauer in the fourth.

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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.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Since we made a big deal of the Indians' 70-1 mark when they get a lead of three or more runs, it's only fair to note that the Cubs 79-4 mark in those spots was the third-best in baseball. (per ESPN Stats & Info)

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Anthony Rizzo's evening so far: 2 walks, 2 runs and an RBI double in 3 trips, 23 pitches seen. I think he's out of that funk he was in!

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Cubs extend the lead! Ben Zobrist rips an RBI triple to right, scoring Anthony Rizzo from 1st to give Chicago a 3-0.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Arrieta has not allowed a hit through 4 innings which is 2 innings shy of the longest stint in the WS by a Cubs pitcher. Ed Reulbach threw 6 innings in 1906 against the White Sox without giving up one.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cleveland Cavaliers are enjoying Game 2 of the World Series from a suite. They appeared on the video board during the fourth inning with J.R. Smith exhorting the crowd, along with Kevin Love, LeBron James, Richard Jefferson and others. The fans seemed pleased.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs' J.R. Smith had a message to deliver on the Progressive Field video board between half innings. (It involved that shiny thing on his finger)

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

I'm a little bummed I forgot to mention that Anthony Rizzo was the 1st Cub to drive in a run in a WS game since Bill (Swish) Nicholson in Game 7, 1945

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

The best double-play combination I have ever seen -- Omar Vizquel and Roberto Alomar -- worked in this ballpark. Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor looked a whole lot like them on a huge 4-6-3 turn in Game 2.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Trevor Bauer can't make it through the fourth. He threw one less pitch, 87, than Corey Kluber, who went six in Game 1.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Ted Feller, 73, came to tonight's game from Sioux Falls, S.D. Ted says his father's grandfather and Bob's father's grandfather were brothers

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Both the Cubs' strikeouts have come with men on base. Elias reports their 10 K's Tuesday with men on were 2nd most ever in a WS game. Only the '29 A's had more

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The Cubs got their bats going early. Is it time for Terry Francona to call the bullpen?