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Cubs Take It to Game 7

They hammer Indians 9-3
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 1, 2016 11:16 PM CDT
Updated Nov 2, 2016 12:05 AM CDT

(Newser) – After 108 years, what's one more day? The Chicago Cubs are far from finished—they're frothing. Addison Russell hit a grand slam and tied a World Series record with six RBIs, and Chicago took advantage of a huge early misplay in Cleveland's outfield as the Cubs throttled the Indians 9-3 on Tuesday night in Game 6 to push this tense tug-of-war between baseball's two longest title drought holders to the limit, the AP reports. Game 7 it is: the biggest, most nerve-wracking day yet. For one city, hysteria; for the other, heartbreak.

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Kris Bryant homered to spark a three-run first inning, Russell hit the first slam in the Series in 11 years, and Jake Arrieta worked into the sixth as the Cubs, who came to Progressive Field one win from elimination, are now one victory from their first championship since 1908. Indians ace Corey Kluber, dominant while winning Games 1 and 4, starts again on short rest Wednesday night at home against big-league ERA leader Kyle Hendricks. The Cubs, who also got a two-run homer from Anthony Rizzo, are trying to become the seventh team to rally from a 3-1 deficit and the first to do it on the road since Willie Stargell and the Pittsburgh Pirates came back against Baltimore in 1979. (Read more World Series stories.)

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