71 years after their last appearance, the Chicago Cubs have finally made it back to the World Series. They’ll face off against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field in Ohio in Game 1 on Tuesday night at 8:08PM ET on Fox.
There are countless fascinating storylines surrounding this series — the most obvious being that the Cubs haven’t won the World Series since 1908. That’s the longest drought in Major League Baseball by a fairly wide margin, but the Indians are actually in second place, having not won a ring since 1948.
But despite their history, these are two surging clubs with loaded rosters in 2016. In Game 1, two of the best pitchers in the sport (especially in the postseason) will take the mound: Jon Lester for the Cubs and Corey Kluber for the Indians.
While the Indians silenced the Toronto Blue Jays in the ALCS with some outstanding pitching performances, the Cubs fell behind the Nationals 1-2 in the NLCS before catching fire in the last three games to score 23 runs vs. Washington’s 6.
The Cubs definitely have the firepower to end this series in four games, but with the second most wins in the American League this year, the Indians aren’t going to go down without a fight. This should be a fun series from start to finish.
If you want to watch Game 1 online, there are two ways to do so. If you prefer, you can head to Fox Sports Go in your browser or download the app on your tablet or smartphone. Alternatively, you can buy the Postseason Package from MLB.TV, but you still have to subscribe to a pay TV provider to access the streams.