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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.