After being shut out in Game 1, the Chicago Cubs will try to even the series tonight at Progressive Field against a hard-hitting Cleveland Indians team. MLB moved up the start time of Game 2 to 7:08PM ET tonight on Fox to try to avoid bad weather.
After scoring 23 runs in the final three games of the NLCS against the Nationals, the Cubs couldn’t get anything going on Tuesday night against a sparkling Corey Kluber. Although the Cubs managed to rack up seven hits on the night, they couldn’t get any runs across as everyone who reached base was left stranded.
On the other hand, Cleveland scored a pair in the first, one in the fourth and three in the eighth off of a Roberto Perez home run (his second of the night). That put the game too far out of reach for the Cubs, even if their bats had woken up.
The Indians ended up handling the Cubs easily with a final score of 6-0.
In Game 2, Jake Arrieta will get the call for the Chicago Cubs and Trevor Bauer will take the mound for the Indians. Bauer’s win-loss record and ERA might not stand out as much as Arrieta’s, but all bets are off in the World Series. This is going to be a difficult matchup for both clubs, and the Cubs have to take advantage.
If you want to watch Game 2 online, there are two ways to do so. First, 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.