Corey Kluber earned his second win in this World Series and theCleveland Indians moved within one victory of their first championship since 1948, routing the Chicago Cubs 7-2 Saturday night with home runs by Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis.
Kluber limited Chicago to five hits in six innings, becoming the first pitcher to win Games 1 and 4 since Cincinnati’s Jose Rijo in 1990.
Francisco Lindor added an RBI single in the third, Lonnie Chisenhall hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth off Mike Montgomery, and Chicago native Kipnis blew open the game with a three-run homer against Travis Wood in the eighth.
1st Inning: Rizzo singled to right center, Fowler scored. Cleveland 0 – Chicago 1
2nd Inning: Santana homered to right (383 feet). Cleveland 1 – Chicago 1
2nd Inning: Kluber reached on infield single to third, Chisenhall scored, Naquin to third on throwing error by third baseman Bryant. Cleveland 2- Chicago 1
3rd Inning: Lindor singled to right center, Kipnis scored. Cleveland 3- Chicago 1
6th Inning: Chisenhall hit sacrifice fly to center, Lindor scored. Cleveland 4- Chicago 1
7th Inning: Kipnis homered to right (402 feet), Crisp and Davis scored. Cleveland 7- Chicago 1
Fowler homered to left center (379 feet). Cleveland 7- Chicago 2