Cubs beat Indians 5-1 to tie Series at 1-all

CLEVELAND (AP) - Aroldis Chapman got the final four outs and the Chicago Cubs have completed a 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians that tied the World Series at one game apiece.

 
Game 3 is Friday night, when the Series returns to Wrigley Field in Chicago for the first time since 1945.
 
The Chicago Cubs have scored their first World Series run in 71 years.
 
Anthony Rizzo doubled home Kris Bryant with one out in the first inning to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead over Cleveland and starting pitcher Trevor Bauer in Game 2 on Wednesday night. It's the first run the Cubs have scored in the Fall Classic since the eighth inning of a 9-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers in Game 7 of the 1945 World Series.
 
After getting beat 6-0 in Game 1, the Cubs wasted little time getting to Bauer. The right-hander needed 29 pitches to get through the first inning, though the right pinkie he hurt while working on a drone this month wasn't bleeding. Bauer had to leave his previous start during the AL playoffs in the first inning because the wound opened.
 
The Cleveland Indians have finally broken through for a hit against Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta in Game 2.
 
Jason Kipnis, who grew up a huge Cubs fan outside Chicago, laced a clean line drive up the middle and hustled to second for a double with one out in the sixth inning, the Indians' first hit of the night.
 
Kipnis moved to third on a groundout and scored on a wild pitch. Mike Napoli followed with a sharp single to left field.
 
That was it for Arrieta as the Cubs went to the bullpen, bringing in left-hander Mike Montgomery. Arrieta struck out six and walked three in 5 2/3 innings. He threw 98 pitches.
 
Montgomery retired Jose Ramirez to end the inning and keep the Cubs in front 5-1 as they tried to even the Series at one game apiece.

 

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