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CLEVELAND (AP) — John Hirschbeck will be the umpire crew chief for the World Series and Larry Vanover will call balls and strikes for Game 1.
Posted on 24 October 2016 @ 7:24 pm
Two of Cleveland’s stars from the 1990s, Kenny Lofton and Carlos Baerga, will throw out ceremonial first pitches at the World Series.
Posted on 24 October 2016 @ 6:55 pm
Any other year, against any other team, the Cleveland Indians would be the sentimental choice in this year’s World Series. The lovable Cubbies, who captured the nation’s heart by exorcising curses and winning their first NL pennant since 1945 on Saturday night and are aiming for their first Series title since 1908, are a popular pick. The oddsmakers in Las Vegas have pegged the Cubs as heavy favorites going into Game 1 on Tuesday night.
Posted on 24 October 2016 @ 3:39 pm
Kris Bryant says he gets chills every time the fans at Wrigley Field shower him with ”MVP!” chants. If anything can overwhelm these kid Cubbies, they haven’t faced it yet. Bryant was one of five players 24 or younger in the starting lineup for the Cubs during Game 6 of the NL Championship Series, and that group is showing maturity beyond its years.
Posted on 24 October 2016 @ 6:14 am
Kyle Schwarber smiled and held his arms in the air, his teammates spraying him with champagne. The Chicago Cubs had just won their first NL pennant in 71 years, and the slugger was at the heart of the party. Moments after Chicago closed out the NL Championship Series at an electric Wrigley Field, the biggest question for the Cubs shifted all the way across the country to Mesa, where Schwarber is making an impressive comeback from major left knee surgery in April.
Posted on 24 October 2016 @ 12:28 am
Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis sprained his left ankle during a postgame celebration in the AL playoffs, but is expected to be ready for Game 1 of the World Series. Francona says he expects Kipnis to be OK for the World Series opener on Tuesday night at home against the Chicago Cubs.
Posted on 23 October 2016 @ 11:08 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians ace Corey Kluber will start Game 1 of the World Series against the Chicago Cubs.
Posted on 23 October 2016 @ 10:47 pm