Cubs Beat the Indians and Rain to Tie Series 1-1
Rain began to fall in the bottom of the eighth inning, with the Chicago Cubs leading the Cleveland Indians 5-1 in Game 2.
Aroldis Chapman got the final four outs and the Chicago Cubs have completed a 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians that tied the World Series at one game apiece.
The Chicago Cubs opened a 5-0 lead over the Cleveland Indians in the fifth inning of Game 2. Anthony Rizzo drew a 10-pitch walk from Zack McAllister and scored when Ben Zobrist followed with a one-out triple into the right-field corner. Indians right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall slipped while chasing the ball, allowing Rizzo to score pretty easily. It was Zobrist's fifth hit in seven Series at-bats.
Kyle Schwarber singled off Bryan Shaw through a drawn-in infield for his second RBI single of the game. After an error by second baseman Jason Kipnis, the Cubs added another run when Shaw walked Addison Russell with the bases loaded.
As the game approached the four-hour mark on a cool night with a first-pitch temperature of 43 degrees, the teams played on. Fans exposed to the rain stood at Progressive Field, where a sellout crowd of 38,172 was on hand.
Game 3 is Friday night, when the Series returns to Wrigley Field in Chicago for the first time since 1945.