CLEVELAND -- With a two-run double in the first inning and a grand slam in the third, Cubs shortstop Addison Russell tied the record for most RBIs in a World Series game on Tuesday night and helped Chicago force a Game 7.
"We've been doing this all year, putting new history in history books, and you wouldn't be able to tell that," Russell said after being informed of the marks he'd reached. "Just a great bunch of guys."
Russell's blast was the first World Series grand slam in Cubs history and the first allowed by the Indians in a World Series game.
The Cubs entered Tuesday's game down 3-2 in the World Series. They are bidding to become the sixth team to rally from a 3-1 World Series deficit to win it all in a best-of-seven format.
Russell's homer was the first grand slam in a potential elimination game since Kent Hrbek's in 1987.
Game 7 will be played Wednesday night at Progressive Field.