Cody Allen escaped a ninth-inning jam and the Cleveland Indianspitched their fifth shutout this postseason, holding off the Chicago Cubs 1-0 Friday night for a 2-1 lead as the World Series returned to Wrigley Field for the first time since 1945.
The Cubs put runners on second and third with two outs in the ninth before Allen struck out Javier Baez to end it.
The Cubs have been blanked four times in the last eight games this postseason. It was their first 1-0 loss in the World Series since Babe Ruth and the Boston Red Sox beat them in 1918.
How They Scored:
7th Inning: Crisp singled to right, Martínez scored, Davis thrown out at third. Cleveland 1 – Chicago 0