The Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago Cubs in game one of the World Series on Tuesday night. The game took place at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio and the final score was 6-0. Corey Kluber started for the Indians and he was awesome. Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez led their offense with three hits each. Ben Zobrist led the Cubs with three hits. Jon Lester pitched just ok for the Cubs.
Kluber pitched six innings giving up four hits and no runs with no walks and nine strikeouts and earned the win. Andrew Miller pitched two innings giving up two hits and two walks and he struck out three and Cody Allen pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out the side.
Lester pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up six hits and three runs with three walks and seven strikeouts and he took the loss. Pedro Strop pitched 2/3 of an inning and had a strikeout, Travis Wood pitched to one batter and retired him and Justin Grimm pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs with a walk and a strikeout. Hector Rondon pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run.
Rajai Davis had a hit, Lindor had three hits and Mike Napoli drew a walk. Carlos Santana drew two walks, Ramirez had three hits and an RBI and Brandon Guyer had an RBI and drew a walk. Lonnie Chisenhall had a hit, Roberto Perez had two hits and four RBI and Ramirez, Lindor and Davis each hit a double. Perez hit two homeruns. The Indians were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Lindor had a stolen base and was caught stealing.
Kris Bryant drew a walk, Zobrist had three hits and Kyle Schwarber had a hit and drew a walk. Javier Baez had a hit, Willson Contreras had a hit and David Ross had a hit. Zobrist, Schwarber and Contreras each hit a double and the Cubs were 1-11 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.
In the first Ramriez hit an RBI single to give the Indians a 1-0 lead. Guyer was hit by a pitch and it was 2-0 Indians. In the fourth Perez hit a solo homerun to extend the Indians lead to 3-0. Perez hit his second homerun of the game in the eighth to make it 6-0 and that would be the final score of the game.
The two teams will play game two of the series on Wednesday night before shifting to Chicago for the middle three games of the series over the weekend.