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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Terry Francona on the likelihood of Corey Kluber starting in Games 4 & 7: "He's all set to pitch (Game 4). That was probably Plan A.":

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Cory Kluber will start Game 4 on three days rest. Terry Francona said he took him out after 88 pitches with Game 4 in mind. Kluber threw six scoreless innings In Game 1.

Bradford Doolittle @bbdoolittle

Terry Francona says Corey Kluber is "all set to pitch" in regards to Game 4. Says that's why he was pulled after 88 pitches in Game 1.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Indians' Francisco Lindor, on what he learned about Javier Baez's lightening-quick tagging abilities during Game 1: "Don't let him tag you."

Charles Moynihan ESPN 

The tarp has been temporarily removed to dump the water in the outfield.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The latest AccuWeather forecast for Wednesday night calls for a chance of rain at 30 percent from 7-9 EST which could lead to a delay in the start. Later, the rain could have a bigger impact if the game lasts more than 3 hours or goes into extra innings. Temps will be in the low 40's throughout the night. The wind will also be a factor blowing 10-20 mph from the east-southeast, that's right to left field.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Ready to take the tarp off

Dan Mullen 

To paraphrase the great Ernie Banks: It's a great day for baseball, let's play Game 2. And hopefully the rain will hold off long enough to get though tonight's game in Cleveland.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Tarp still on field. Rain has subsided, cold has not as we prepare for a chilly uncomfortable Game # 2 of the World Series...Trevor Bauer vs Jake Arietta.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Andrew Miller threw 46 pitches in relief on Tuesday. The last pitcher to throw 45 or more pitches and then pitch the next day in the postseason was Keith Foulke in 2004, according to Elias Sports Bureau research. He threw 50 pitches in Game 4 of the ALCS and 22 pitches in Game 5. Indians manager Terry Francona was Foulke's manager on the Red Sox in 2004.

Linda Cohn @lindacohn

The Indians wouldnt mind if weather postponed a game in WS, bc they'd like to use Andrew Miller in every game. 3 games in 3 days in Chi big.

Charles Moynihan ESPN 

Inside the Cubs dugout, both monitors are tuned to the local weather. The rain has temporarily subsided.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Alineación de Cachorros - vía @Cubs

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Cold and dreary day in Cleveland. First pitch moved up to 7:08 ET with heavy rain expected later; weather already threatening to cancel batting practice.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Jorge Soler starts in RF and Jason Heyward and his 184m contract sits for the third straight game and second against RHH. Cubs won 103 regular season games with Heyward hitting .230 with 7 home runs. They won division series with him hitting .083. They won LCS with him .063. Can't they win WS with him batting .000. Gold Glove right fielder, shut down arm. Run prevention matters.

Charles Moynihan ESPN 

As of 2:15P EST, a light rain is falling here at Progressive Field.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Ticket prices to Game 2 plummeting with weather. Cubs loss hurts as well as Chicago money was driving market.