Addison Russell ties World Series record with 6 RBIs in one game

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.

Russell's slam was the first in the World Series since Paul Konerko of the White Sox did it against the Houston Astros in 2005 -- the only time a Chicago team has won the World Series since 1917.

Russell's homer came off Cleveland Indians reliever Dan Otero, who had come on in relief of starter Josh Tomlin and staked the Cubs to a 7-0 lead en route to their 9-3 victory at Progressive Field.

"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 six RBIs through the first three innings tied him with Albert Pujols (2011), Hideki Matsui (2009) and Bobby Richardson (1960) for most runs driven in during a Fall Classic game.

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.