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103-58, 1st in NL Cent

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs fans will be happy to know the legendary Woo-Woo has made it to Cleveland.


Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Indians manager Terry Francona talks about how the club's collaborative approach had helped them overcome a spate of injuries.


Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta talking about the surprising return of Kyle Schwarber.

Stats & Info

Tale of the tape: Indians vs. Cubs

The Cubs went through a rough patch on offense earlier this postseason but put their struggles behind them in the last three games of the NLCS. Meanwhile, the Indians relied heavily on their pitching to make it to the World Series.

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Kyle Schwarber will be the first player in MLB history to play within his team's first 10 games of a season, then not again until the World Series, according to Elias Sports Bureau research. Elias also notes that no non-pitcher has ever started a World Series game without recording a regular-season hit that year. Schwarber went 0-for-4 in the first two games of the season before getting injured, and he's starting at DH in Game 1 Tuesday night.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Nice touch by this Cleveland bar. Ahead of Game 1 of the World Series, there are TVs showing "Major League 2." If you need me, I'll be standing here all night.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

"Goatbusters" shirt being sold in downtown Cleveland ($20)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

East 4th Street in Cleveland is at a standstill behind the SportsCenter set. People have packed the city's entertainment district.

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Cachorros-Indios en la Serie Mundial de eternos perdedores

Chicago no gana desde 1908 y Cleveland desde 1948, 174 años entre ambos sin conocer el placer de la victoria en el Clásico de Otoño. Leer

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Terry Francona on all of the attention the Cubs are getting ahead of the World Series: "If we win, this city will go bananas."

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.


Michael Eaves ESPN Anchor 

With World Series Game 1 and Opening Night of the NBA season just hours away, 4th Street in Downtown Cleveland is already shoulder-to-shoulder with more people streaming in by the minute.

ESPN Stats & Info

World Series Game 1: Cubs at Indians

Kyle Schwarber will DH for the Cubs, playing in his first major league game since tearing his left ACL and LCL in early April. Chris Coghlan gets the start in right field over Jason Heyward. Against the lefty Jon Lester, Rajai Davis leads off for the Tribe and Carlos Santana bats fifth. Brandon Guyer will man left field.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

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.

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 ESPN.com 

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.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25614th
On Base Percentage.3432nd
Slugging Percentage.42910th
Earned Run Average3.151st
Quality Starts100Tied-1st

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