If nothing else, there is history in Wrigley Field. There certainly aren’t home victories.
Before Jason Kipnis hit a three-run home run to blow open Game 4 of the 2016 World Series, the last visiting player to do that in a World Series at Wrigley was Babe Ruth.
Nice company to be in.
Kipnis’s seventh-inning blast was just another example of a series that is lopsided not just in victories, but in both teams’ abilities to execute.
The Indians are seemingly doing everything right. Great starting pitching, a smothering bullpen, timely hitting, sparkling defense.
They are looking like a team that is on a mission.
The Cubs are doing everything wrong. Sloppy in the field, no discipline at the plate, failing with runners in scoring position.
They are looking like a team that is shellshocked.
And right now they a team on the verge of ending its season.
Last night’s 7-2 Cleveland victory puts the Indians one game away from their first World Series championship in 68 years.
Unless the Cubs can start playing like the team that won 103 games rather than a team that hasn’t won it all in 108 years, it’s going to be 109, and counting.
Trevor Bauer (12-8, 4.26) vs. Jon Lester (19-5, 2.44)
Game time: 7:08, FOX