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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."

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The Indians and Cubs are in the park. The video board says "World Series." So it's really happening!

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.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

It's 50 degrees in Cleveland, but when LeBron says he wants an ice cream truck, you do it. Blue Bunny came from Iowa to make it happen

Paul Lukas 

For Game 1 of the World Series tonight, the Indians will wear their alternate navy blue jerseys (which they've worn throughout the postseason except in Game 1 of the ALDS against Boston, when they wore white) and their Chief Wahoo caps (which they've worn for every postseason game so far).

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Indians will continue to evaluate Carlos Santana taking fly balls in LF before deciding whether to use him there in Games 3, 4, 5

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

It's a long way from the opening pitch & tip, but East 4th in downtown Cleveland is already nearing a standstill

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Some context for those photos of Kipnis's ankle. The softball-sized pic was from day of ALCS clincher, he says, other former on 2 days ago.

Dan Mullen 

Just under four hours until the start of World Series Game 1, the Indians are out getting their pregame work in at Progressive Field.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Jon Lester is starting Game 1 of the World Series for the Cubs Tuesday night. Lester has an ERA of 0.43 in three career World Series starts, the third-lowest ERA in World Series history with a minimum of 20 innings pitched.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is Kyle Schwarber talking about going from the Arizona Fall League to the World Series in one day. Schwarber is DHing and batting fifth for the Cubs in Game 1 of the Workd Series.


ESPN Stats and Information  

Tuesday night in Cleveland will mark the second time that a city hosted the reigning NBA champion and a World Series game on the same night. On Oct. 16, 1973, the Knicks beat the Buffalo Braves in their 3rd game of the season and the Mets lost to the Athletics in Game 3 of the World Series.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Schwarber said "it would have killed me not try."

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

The best two trades at the trade deadline were the Indians acquisition of Andrew Miller and the Cubs trade for Aroldis Chapman as both clubs prepare for Game 1 of the World Series from Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The most important thing to remember from this.......GM's matter.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Cubs haven't won the World Series since 1908 and the Indians haven't won it since 1948. According to Elias Sports Bureau research, this is the first World Series between two franchises each with at least a current 50-year championship drought.

Dan Mullen 

The one man whose name I've heard more than anyone -- yes, even Lebron -- in Cleveland today: Kyle Schwarber.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Schwarber says he thought "about six days ago" he had a chance to play again this year.

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Is Joe Maddon outsmarting himself for Game 1? He's starting a right fielder who played 26 innings there for the Cubs all season and a DH who hasn't faced major league pitching in six months. The goal: Chris Coghlan and Kyle Schwarber will work deep counts against Corey Kluber and perhaps run up his pitch count. And, who knows, maybe Schwarber runs into something.