After World Series Game 1: IRL
Roberto Perez crushes a three-run tater to left field for his second home run of the game, pushing the Indians’ lead to 6-0

Corey Kluber pitched neatly into the seventh inning, Roberto Perez hit two home runs and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0 Tuesday night in the World Series opener.

In a matchup between the teams with baseball’s longest championship droughts, the Indians scored twice in the first inning off October ace Jon Lester and were on their way.

With the score 3-0, AL Championship Series MVP Andrew Miller escaped a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the seventh and got out of trouble in the eighth.

Perez drove in four runs from the No. 9 spot and Francisco Lindor got three hits.

The Game 1 winner has taken the title in the last six Series and 17 of 19.

Trevor Bauer, trying to come back from a sliced pinkie, starts Game 2 for the Indians on Wednesday night against Jake Arrieta. With rain in the forecast, the start time has been moved up an hour to 7:08 p.m.


How They Scored:

1st Inning: Ramírez reached on infield single to third, Lindor scored, Napoli to third, Santana to second. Chicago 0 – Cleveland 1

1st Inning: Guyer hit by pitch, Napoli scored, Santana to third, Ramírez to second. Chicago 0 – Cleveland 2

4th Inning: Pérez homered to left center (391 feet). Chicago 0 – Cleveland 3

8th Inning: Pérez homered to left center (404 feet), Guyer and Chisenhall scored. Chicago 0 – Cleveland 6

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