Wednesday, October 26, 2016

One Little,
Two Little,
Three Little

Corey Kluber struck out 8 batters in the first 3 innings
(setting a new World Series record), and the Cleveland Indians beat the Cubbies from Chicago, 6-0, in Game 1.

Cleveland scored two runs in the first inning, all that they would need, on a swinging-bunt-single by 3B Jose Ramirez, with the bases loaded, that never traveled 40 feet from home plate. Every Indian runner moved up 90 feet~

Then the next batter, Left Fielder Brandon Guyer was hit by Cubs pitcher Jon Lester's second pitch to him, forcing in a run and giving the Indians a 2-0 lead.  

But the big Indian of the night was Catcher Roberto Perez, who both called a shut-out game from his Pitchers, but also homered twice, with 4 RBIs:  A line-drive, solo blast in the 4th inning and then a monster, 3-run Homer to put Icing on the cake in the 8th inning.

Corey Kluber, whom I've highlighted here on my bloggie twice before for his skills as pitcher, was the winner, going 6-2/3 innings, giving up 3 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, striking out 9.

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