Indians take game 3 to pull ahead in World Series

Northern Star staff

The Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago Cubs in game three of the World Series on Friday night at Wrigley Field in Chicago, as they take a 2-1 series lead heading into game four Saturday night.

The Indians were led by their skilled starter Josh Tomlin, who allowed only two hits in 4.2 scoreless innings pitched.

“For me, it was all about just trying to keep [the Cubs hitters] guessing and keep them off balance as much as I could,” Tomlin said.

This is the kind of starting performance that the Indians need to get wins, as they rely heavily on their two relief pitchers Andrew Miller and Cody Allen to close out ballgames.

The Cubs got a good two hit performance from rightfielder Jorge Soler, but were never able to get any hits strung together on offense throughout the course of the game.

In the bottom of the ninth inning, the Cubs had a chance to tie it or even win the game with runners at second and third with two outs, but their young star second baseman Javier Baez was unable to get a hit.

The Cubs will look to pick up their offense against Indians ace Corey Kluber, who held the Cubs scoreless in his game one start Tuesday.

The Cubs remain home for games four and five of the World Series with game four beginning at 7:08 p.m. Saturday night at Wrigley Field in Chicago.