Indians Win Nail-Biter, Take Lead in Series

Cleveland beats the Cubs at Wrigley, 1-0
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 28, 2016 10:42 PM CDT
Indians Win Nail-Biter, Take Lead in Series
Cleveland Indians' Michael Martinez scores past Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras during the seventh inning.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The Cleveland Indians spoiled the fun for fans at Wrigley Field Friday night with a 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs. The victory puts the Indians up 2-1 in the World Series, with Game 4 Saturday night at Wrigley. Cleveland broke the scoreless tie in the seventh inning on an RBI single by pinch-hitter Coco Crisp off reliever Carl Edwards Jr., reports AP. Roberto Perez, the light-hitting catcher who homered twice in Game 1, had gotten things started with a leadoff single. The Cubs made it interesting in the bottom of the ninth but left runners stranded on second and third. One highlight for Cubs fans: Bill Murray led the crowd in a rousing version of "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" during the seventh-inning stretch. (More World Series stories.)

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