The Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago Cubs on Friday night. The game took place at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois and the final score was 1-0. Josh Tomlin started for the Indians and pitched well and their bullpen pitched great. Kyle Hendricks started for the Cubs and he also pitched well and their bullpen was mostly good. Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez led the Indians attack with two hits each and Jorge Soler led the Cubs with two hits.
Tomlin pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up two hits and no runs with a walk and a strikeout. Andrew Miller won the game pitching 1 1/3 perfect inning and struck out three, Bryan Shaw pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and he struck out one and Cody Allen earned the save pitching 1 1/3 innings and giving up a hit and he struck out three.
Hendricks pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up six hits and no runs with two walks and six strikeouts. Justin Grimm pitched 2/3 of an inning, Carl Edwards Jr. pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout and he lost the game and Mike Montgomery pitched to two batters retiring them both. Pedro Strop pitched to two batters retiring them both and one by strikeout and Aroldis Chapman pitched an inning striking out two.
Carlos Santana drew two walks, Coco Crisp had a hit and an RBI and Jason Kipnis had a hit. Lindor had two hits, Ramirez had two hits and Roberto Perez had a hit. Tyler Naquin had a hit, Rajai Davis drew a walk and the Indians were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Lindor was picked off and Napoli committed an error.
Dexter Fowler had a hit, Kris Bryant drew a walk and Anthony Rizzo had a hit. Ben Zobrist had a hit, Soler had two hits including a triple and the Cubs were 0-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Heyward had a stolen base and Hendricks had a pickoff.
In the seventh Crisp hit an RBI single to give the Indians a 1-0 lead and that lead would hold up. The Indians lead the series 2-1 and they will play game four on Saturday night.