The Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians in game two of the World Series to even the series at 1-1 heading to Chicago. The game took place at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio on Wednesday night and the final score was 5-1. Jake Arrieta started for the Cubs and pitched very well and their bullpen shutdown the Indians. Ben Zobrist and Kyle Schwarber led the offense with two hits each. Trevor Bauer pitched ok, at least he made it out of the first inning this time and the bullpen was pretty good but not great for the Indians. Mike Napoli led their offense with a couple of hits.
Arrieta pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with three walks and six strikeouts and he earned the win. Mike Montgomery pitched two innings giving up two hits and no runs with a walk and four strikeouts and Aroldis Chapman pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a walk and he struck out two.
Bauer pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up six hits and two runs with two walks and two strikeout and he took the loss. Zach McAllister pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and two runs with a walk and two strikeout, Bryan Shaw pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and an unearned run with two walks and two strikeouts and Danny Salazar pitched an inning walking two batters. Jeff Manship pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he walked one, Dan Otero pitched 1 2/3 innings striking out one and Mike Clevinger pitched an inning with a strikeout.
Dustin Fowler had a hit, Kris Bryant had a hit and Anthony Rizzo had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks. Zobrist had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Schwarber had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk and Javier Baez had a hit. Willson Contreras drew two walks, Jorge Soler drew a walk and Addison Russell had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Rizzo hit a double, Zobrist had a triple and the Cubs were 3-12 with runners in scoring position and left 13 men on base.
Jeff Kipnis had a hit, Francisco Lindor drew a walk and Napoli had two hits and drew a walk. Jose Ramirez drew a walk, Brandon Guyer had a hit and drew a walk and Roberto Perez drew a walk. Kipnis hit a double and the Indians were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Kipnis committed two errors.
In the first Rizzo hit an RBI double to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead. In the third Schwarber hit an RBI single to push the Cubs lead to 2-0. Zobrist hit an RBI triple in the fifth and it was 3-0 Cubs. Schwarber hit an RBI single and the lead was extended to 4-0. Russell drew an RBI walk still in the fifth and it was 5-0 Cubs. In the sixth a wild pitch made it 5-1 but that would be the final score.
The series is tied at 1-1 with an off day on Thursday. The series will resume on Friday night in Chicago. Kyle Hendricks will face off against Josh Tomlin.