Chicago Cubs 5 – 1 Cleveland Indians
Teams that score first had been 12-0 through the LCS and game 1 of the World Series, so Chicago had to be feeling great when Rizzo doubled home Kris Bryant to open the scoring in the top of the first. The Cubs would add another in the third on a Kyle Schwarber single, but really put the game away in the fifth by scoring three runs.
Zobrist scored Rizzo with a triple, Schwarber scored Zobrist with a single, and Addison Russell walked with the bases loaded.
The Cubs were all over the bases with nine hits and eight walks, looking much more like the team that won 103 games during the regular season. Indians starter Trevor Bauer struggled, giving up six hits and two walks while allowing two runs to score – but more importantly – he lasted just 3.2 innings.
For the Cubs, Jake Arrieta threw five innings of no-hit ball and recovered from his early control issues. Mike Montgomery threw two innings of relief, bridging the gap between starter and closer for Chicago.
The series resumes in Chicago on Friday as Kyle Hendricks (16-8) squares off against Josh Tomlin (13-9)