The 7 Cubs-Indians World Series Moments that Led to Game 7

The Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians are giving baseball fans an unforgettable World Series. The two teams that have experienced decades without winning a title have delivered spectacular play on the diamond (with a few errors) through six games, with the deciding Game 7 set for tonight. With the game looming (set to air on Fox at 8 p.m. ET), we look back at the moments that led to the Game 7 and the cleats that got the teams to this point.

Game 1: Corey Kluber’s Record-Breaking Strikeouts

The Cleveland ace made Word Series history during the Indians’ Game 1 win, striking out eight hitters in the first three innings. Kluber struck out nine Chicago batters in six innings of work.

Corey Kluber Cleveland Indians New Balance Game 1 2016 World Series
Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians wearing New Balance in Game 1 of the 2016 World Series.
CREDIT: AP Images.

Game 2: Jake Arrieta Carries a No-No Into the Sixth

The matchup featured another great pitching performance, this time from a Chicago starter. Arrieta had a no-hitter going into the sixth, and he left the game that inning with a 5-1 lead.

Jake Arrieta Chicago Cubs Under Armour in Game 2 2016 World Series
Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs wearing Under Armour in Game 2 of the 2016 World Series.
CREDIT: AP Images.

Game 3: Coco Crisp Comes Through with an RBI Single

The only run of the game came from the Cleveland player with arguably the coolest name in all of baseball. Crisp hit a single in the seventh inning that drove in Michael Martinez, giving the Indians a 2-1 series lead.

Coco Crisp of the Cleveland Indians Adidas Game 3 2016 World Series
Coco Crisp of the Cleveland Indians wearing Adidas in Game 3 of the 2016 World Series.
CREDIT: AP Images.

Game 4: Homers from Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis

The Cleveland player with the second coolest name in baseball (cue the 1999 hit “Smooth” with Rob Thomas) crushed a solo blast in the third inning with the Indians already up 2-1 in the game. Four innings after Santana’s shot, Kipnis hit a three-run homer, pushing the lead to 7-1.

Carlos Santana Cleveland Indians New Balance Game 4 2016 World Series
Carlos Santana of the Cleveland Indians wearing New Balance in Game 4 of the 2016 World Series.
CREDIT: AP Images.
Jason Kipnis Cleveland Indians Nike Game 4 2016 World Series
Jason Kipnis of the Cleveland Indians wearing Nike in Game 4 of the 2016 World Series.
CREDIT: AP Images.

Game 5: Kris Bryant Highlights Stellar Fourth Inning

With Chicago in a must-win situation, the Cubs scored three runs in the fourth inning, including Bryant’s solo blast. Chicago went on to win 3-2.

Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs Adidas Game 5 2016 World Series
Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs wearing Adidas in Game 5 of the 2016 World Series.
CREDIT: AP Images.

Game 6: Grand Slam for Addison Russell

The Cubs basked up a three-run first inning with a four-run effort in the third inning, thanks to a grand slam from Russell. Chicago tacked on two more runs in the ninth, giving the team a 9-3 win.

Addison Russell Chicago Cubs Nike Game 6 2016 World Series
Addison Russell of the Chicago Cubs wearing Nike in Game 6 of the 2016 World Series.
CREDIT: AP Images.

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