Cubs Even World Series, Defeat Indians In Game 2, 5-1 – VIDEO
The Chicago Cubs evened up the 2016 Major League Baseball World Series on Wednesday night, defeating the Cleveland Indians, 5-1, in game two at Progressive Field in Cleveland Ohio.
Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta carried a no-hit bid into the sixth inning, while Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-4, and drove in two runs, as the Cubs, playing their first Fall Classic win in more than seven decades, evened the best-of-7 game series, 1-1.
Chicago got on the scoreboard first, scoring a run in the top half of the first inning, when Anthony Rizzo doubled to right, scoring Kris Bryant:
The Cubs made it 2-0 in the top half of the third inning, when Schwarber came through with a big two-out clutch single to center, scoring Rizzo, for the first of his two RBI's on the evening:
The second of Schwarber's RBI's came in a 3-run top of the fifth for the Cubs, to extend their lead to 5-0, and basically put the game away.
Arrieta, who allowed only one run in 5.2 innings of work, recorded the win on the mound, after not allowing a hit through the first five innings:
Cleveland scored their lone run in the bottom of the sixth inning, when Jason Kipnis scored on a wild pitch, but it was far too little, and far too late, as the Cubs went on to the 4-run victory.
Below, Arrieta comments on his game 2 performance:
Below, Schwarber, who suffered a serious knee injury on opening day, and didn't play in another game until game 1 of the World Series, comments on his big night:
Below is a quick recap of game 2:
The series now shifts to Chicago for games 3-5, with game 3 scheduled for Friday night at Wrigley Field at 7 pm (CDT).