2018 Strat World Series Indians vs Cubbies

Game 1. Cleveland 4 at Chicago Cubs 2.  Cleveland leads the best of seven series 1-0. In a tight game it was the Cleveland Indians 4, the Chicago (NL) Cubs 2 at Wrigley Field. Cleveland promptly took the lead in their half of the first scoring 3 runners on 3 hits. That was all the offense they were to need. Both teams ended up with 8 hits on the afternoon. The victory was credited to Corey Kluber(4-1) who went 5 and 1/3 innings, allowing 2 runs. Cody Allen recorded the save, his 4th. Kyle Hendricks(2-2) suffered the loss.

Game 2. Cleveland 3 at Chicago 5.  In a tight game it was the Chicago (NL) Cubs 5, the Cleveland Indians 3 at Wrigley Field. Jon Lester(3-0) pitched a fine game. He was reached for 6 hits and 4 walks in 7 and 1/3 innings lowering his ERA from 5.40 to 4.13. Cleveland threatened in the 9th but Chicago (NL) was able to put down the rally. Steve Cishek was credited with his 2nd save. Carlos Carrasco(4-1) was charged with the loss. He pitched 7 innings allowing 8 hits and 2 walks.

Game 3. Chicago Cubs 4 at Cleveland Indians 5 (16 innings).  The Cleveland Indians edged the Chicago (NL) Cubs in 16 innings at Progressive Field by the score of 5 to 4. Both teams were tied at 4 runs apiece after nine innings. Cleveland came out on top in the 16th inning. Michael Brantley lined a base-hit. Erik Gonzalez stepped into the batter’s box and he laid down a sacrifice bunt. Melky Cabrera then was walked intentionally. One out later, Yonder Alonso came to bat and smacked a single resulting in an exciting win for Cleveland and a wild post-game celebration by the home town fans. Cleveland had 13 hits overall, while Chicago (NL) had 9. Cody Allen(2-0) went 2 innings allowing no runs for the win. Jesse Chavez(0-1) was given the loss in relief. He pitched 4 innings and surrendered 3 hits and 3 walks.

Game 4. Chicago Cubs 3 at Cleveland 5.  Cleveland now leads the best of seven series 3-1. Leonys Martin slammed a homerun and had 3 RBI as the Cleveland Indians topped the Chicago (NL) Cubs by a score of 5 to 3 at Progressive Field. Corey Kluber(5-1) had a steady outing. He went 6 innings surrendering 9 hits and 1 walk. Cody Allen pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 5th save. Kyle Hendricks(2-3) ended up with the loss. He allowed a few too many baserunners giving up 8 hits and 3 walks in 5 and 1/3 innings.

Game 5. Chicago 6 at Cleveland 0. Cleveland now leads the best of seven series 3-2. Javier Baez hit 2 doubles and had 2 RBI at Progressive Field as the Chicago (NL) Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians by the count of 6 to 0. Chicago (NL) set the tone of the game in the first inning scoring one runner. After an out was recorded, Kris Bryant drew a walk. After another out, Baez came up and he doubled scoring the run. That early run support was all that Jose Quintana(1-2) required. Both teams totaled 8 hits on the night. Trevor Bauer(0-3) absorbed the loss. He pitched 5 and 2/3 innings and surrendered 6 hits and 2 walks.

Game 6. Cleveland 5 at Chicago 2 . The Cleveland Indians win the 2018 Stratomatic World Series four games to two .  The Cleveland Indians bested the Chicago (NL) Cubs by a 5 to 2 score at Wrigley Field. Chicago (NL) was unable to climb back into it after Cleveland went ahead for good in the top of the 5th inning when they scored 2 runs on 1 hit. The
crucial at-bat was provided by Michael Brantley who deflated the crowd as he cracked a two-run shot. Cleveland had 8 hits for the night.  Carlos Carrasco(5-1) went 5 and 1/3 innings allowing 2 runs for the victory. Brad Hand earned his 4th save. The loss was charged to Jon Lester(3-1).

 


BOXSCORE: 2018 Cleveland Indians At 2018 Chicago (NL) Cubs         10/31/2018
 
  Indians            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Cubs               AB  R  H RBI AVG
  F.Lindor SS         5  0  0  0 .248     B.Zobrist LF,RF     4  0  0  0 .247  
  M.Brantley LF       5  1  1  2 .173     K.Bryant 3B         4  0  1  0 .186  
  J.Ramirez 3B        5  0  1  0 .131     A.Rizzo 1B          4  0  0  0 .373  
  E.Encarnacion 1B    3  2  3  1 .202     J.Baez SS,2B        4  1  1  1 .327  
  M.Cabrera RF        3  0  0  0 .232     D.Murphy 2B         3  1  2  1 .290  
C-G.Allen RF          1  0  0  0 .143   F-A.Russell PH,SS     1  0  0  0 .211  
  Y.Gomes C           2  1  2  0 .315     A.Almora Jr CF      4  0  2  0 .287  
  J.Kipnis 2B         4  0  1  1 .195     W.Contreras C       4  0  2  0 .253  
  L.Martin CF         4  0  0  0 .233     J.Heyward RF        2  0  0  0 .239  
  C.Carrasco P        3  1  0  0 .000   A-K.Schwarber LF      2  0  1  0 .240  
  O.Perez P           0  0  0  0 ----     J.Lester P          2  0  1  0 .364  
E-L.Chisenhall PH     1  0  0  0 .000     B.Morrow P          0  0  0  0 ----  
  A.Miller P          0  0  0  0 ----   B-T.La Stella PH      0  0  0  0 .000  
  B.Hand P            0  0  0  0 ----   D-D.Bote PH           1  0  0  0 .250  
                                          P.Strop P           0  0  0  0 .000  
                                          J.Wilson P          0  0  0  0 ----  
                                          C.Edwards Jr P      0  0  0  0 ----  
                                        G-I.Happ PH           1  0  0  0 .375  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      36  5  8  4                 Totals      36  2 10  2
 
A-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Heyward In 5th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Morrow In 6th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (RF) For Cabrera In 6th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For La Stella In 6th Inning
E-Pinch Hit For Perez In 8th Inning
F-Pinch Hit For Murphy In 8th Inning
G-Pinch Hit For Edwards Jr In 9th Inning
 
INJURY: Jason Heyward INJURED (for 2 more games) in 4th inning
 
Indians......... 0 1 0  0 2 2  0 0 0  -  5  8  0
Cubs............ 0 1 0  0 0 1  0 0 0  -  2 10  3
 
Indians (16-8)           IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA
C.Carrasco WIN(5-1)       5 1/3   8   2   2   2   3   2  86   2.48
O.Perez HOLD(6th)         1 2/3   0   0   0   0   2   0  17   0.00
A.Miller HOLD(4th)        1 2/3   2   0   0   0   3   0  26   1.20
B.Hand SAVE(4th)          0 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   4.05
Totals                    9      10   2   2   2   8   2
 
Cubs (15-8)              IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA
J.Lester LOSS(3-1)        5 1/3   5   5   3   3   3   2  89   4.30
B.Morrow                  0 2/3   1   0   0   0   2   0   7   7.56
P.Strop                   1 1/3   2   0   0   0   0   0  29   1.26
J.Wilson                  0 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   0   6   0.00
C.Edwards Jr              1       0   0   0   0   0   0  11   2.08
Totals                    9       8   5   3   3   6   2
 
ATTENDANCE- 35,154 DATE- Wednesday, October 31st 2018 TIME- Night WEATHER- Good
UMPIRES- Lance Barksdale, Quinn Wolcott, Gary Cederstrom, Kerwin Danley
T- 2:44
LEFT ON BASE- Indians: 7  Cubs:10
DOUBLE PLAYS- Indians: 1  Cubs: 0
ERRORS- K.Bryant, J.Baez, D.Murphy
DOUBLES- J.Ramirez(4th), Y.Gomes(8th), K.Bryant(6th), A.Almora Jr(6th)
TRIPLES- W.Contreras(2nd)
HOME RUNS- M.Brantley(1st), E.Encarnacion(4th), J.Baez(3rd), D.Murphy(2nd)
RBIs- M.Brantley-2(4th), E.Encarnacion(12th), J.Kipnis(13th), J.Baez(27th),
      D.Murphy(10th)
WALKS- E.Encarnacion, Y.Gomes-2, B.Zobrist, A.Rizzo
HIT BY PITCH- K.Bryant
STRIKE OUTS- M.Cabrera, J.Kipnis, L.Martin-3, C.Carrasco, B.Zobrist-3, K.Bryant,
             A.Russell, A.Almora Jr, D.Bote, I.Happ
GIDP- A.Almora Jr
WILD PITCHES- J.Lester
2-out RBI- M.Brantley-2
RLISP 2-out- J.Heyward, J.Baez-2, J.Kipnis, C.Carrasco, B.Zobrist, G.Allen,
             L.Chisenhall, K.Schwarber, A.Rizzo
TEAM RISP- Indians: 2 for 8  Cubs: 0 for 9
 
The Cleveland Indians bested the Chicago (NL) Cubs by a 5 to 2 score at
Wrigley Field.
 
Chicago (NL) was unable to climb back into it after Cleveland went ahead for
good in the top of the 5th inning when they scored 2 runs on 1 hit.  The
crucial at-bat was provided by Michael Brantley who deflated the crowd as he
cracked a two-run shot.  Cleveland had 8 hits for the night.  
 
Carlos Carrasco(5-1) went 5 and 1/3 innings allowing 2 runs for the victory.
Brad Hand earned his 4th save.  The loss was charged to Jon Lester(3-1).  
 


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