Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians – 11/2/2016 World Series Game 7 Preview

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Updated: November 1, 2016

2016 World Series; Series Tied 3-3 Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians

Game Time: Wednesday November 2, 8:00PM ET, Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio

Lines: : Chicago -110; Cleveland -110

The Cubs have won back to back games and look to complete the comeback as the series heads to a Game 7 on Wednesday night. Game 7 will feature Kyle Hendricks opposing Corey Kluber, who will be pitching for a 3rd time this series.

Cubs 

The Cubs have a chance to clinch their first World Series Championship since 1908 after winning back to back games to force a Game 7.

Chicago erupted for 9 runs on Tuesday night, as Addison Russell removed almost all doubt with a 3rd inning Grand Slam to put the Cubs up 7-0.

Russell finished with 6 RBIs in total, as Jake Arrieta handled the rest, shutting down Cleveland.

Kyle Hendricks gets the ball here in Game 7, as he earned a no decision back in Game 3. Hendricks allowed 6 hits and 2 walks in just 4.1 innings of work, but never broke despite all the baserunners.

Chicago’s offense is no getting production from Kris Bryant, who went 4 for 5 in Game 6 and has homers in 2 straight games now.

Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians will vie for their first World Series title since 1948 as they have failed in back to back chances to clinch a title.

The Indians pitching and defense let them down in Game 6, as Tyler Naquin and Lonnie Chisenhall spotted the Cubs 2 free runs in the first, while Dan Otero allowed the Grand Slam that basically put the game out of reach.

It’ll be their ace, Corey Kluber, who makes his 3rd World Series start.

Kluber looks to become the first 3 game winner in the World Series since Mickey Lolich of the Tigers, who won all 3 of his starts back in 1968.

Kluber knows this Cubs team will be seeing him for a 3rd time in a short amount of time, which gives them a huge advantage. Keeping the ball down and now allowing anything early is an absolute must here for the Tribe ace.

Trends

  • Cubs are 11-4 in their last 15 interleague games vs. a right-handed starter.
  • Cubs are 55-24 in their last 79 overall.
  • Indians are 15-5 in their last 20 interleague games.

Chicago has all the advantages in the world right now, along with every ounce of moment. However, Kluber is the exact guy you want here to be leading your team.

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