The Chicago Cubs have not scored a run in the World Series since the eighth inning of Game 7 in 1945.
Their generations-long scoreless streak continued last night in Game 1 of the 2016 World Series thanks to dominating pitching from Indians starter Corey Kluber.
Kluber hurled six scoreless innings, giving up just four hits, striking out nine, walking none. He did, however, commit the unpardonable sin of allowing a base runner after the fifth, which dictated he had to be immediately lifted upon giving up a hit to the first batter in the sixth inning.
Three batters later, the Cubs had the winning run at the plate with no outs. Luckily, Andrew Miller kept them off the board and secured the win for Kluber, while Roberto Perez hit two home runs to power the Indians to a 6-0 win. Perez hit just three home runs during the regular season.
Thanks to the brilliant pitching of Corey Kluber, the Cubs come into today’s Game 2 still looking for their first World Series run in seventy-one years.
Jake Arrieta (18-8, 3.10) vs. Trevor Bauer (12-8, 4.26)
Game time: 6:08, FOX
How the Cubs hit against Bauer.
How the Indians hit against Arrieta.