With the Cubs 3-2 win on Sunday night at Wrigley Field, The World Series shifts back to Cleveland and Progressive Field for Game 6 on Tuesday night (7:08pm CDT).
One pitch. One inning. One game at a time. Win Tuesday.
Here’s a quick reset for The World Series with the Cubs trailing 3-2 in the best-of-seven …
Jake Arrieta is scheduled to start Game 6. Arrieta was rather effective in Game 2 at Progressive Field. Arrieta took a no-hitter into the sixth and ended up allowing one run on two hits with three walks and six strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. The Cubs won Game 2, 5-1.
The Cubs will have to make the right adjustments to Josh Tomlin. The Indians’ right-hander dominated the Cubs for 4 2/3 innings in Game 3. Tomlin allowed two hits with a walk and a strikeout in a 1-0 Indians win. Tomlin was 5-5 in 15 games, 14 starts, with a 4.50 ERA and 1.24 WHIP at home during the regular season.
The Cubs could receive a boost with the return of Kyle Schwarber to the lineup in Game 6. Schwarber lengthens Maddon’s lineup and with the designated hitter back in play he will be in the starting lineup.
The Cubs were 46-34 on the road in the regular season. In the postseason, the Cubs are 4-3 outside of Wrigley Field (1-1 at Progressive Field).
- Game 6 – Tuesday, Nov. 1 (7:08pm CDT) – RHP Jake Arrieta vs. RHP Josh Tomlin
- Game 7 – Wednesday, Nov. 2 (7:08pm CDT) – RHP Kyle Hendricks vs. RHP Corey Kluber
If the Cubs are able to win Tuesday, Game 7 is Wednesday and will feature a pitching match-up of Kyle Hendricks and Corey Kluber.
The Cubs travel to Cleveland on Monday night ahead of Game 6 on Tuesday. The forecast for Tuesday in Cleveland is for highs in the mid-70s with lows in the 60’s and 20 percent chance of rain.