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Chicago’s bats came up big Tuesday in a 9-3 win that forced a winner-take-all Game 7.
Schwarber will bat second for the Cubs in Game 6.
“Why not us,” third baseman Kris Bryant says as the Cubs look to rally to a World Series title.
“We have had fun and taken care of business here,” the soon-to-retire Ross says. “Let’s finish it off right.”
Chapman and Lester held the Indians in check in a 3-2 win in Game 5 on Sunday.
“You really can’t take it any different than than any other start,” Lester says.
“The formula all year has been trust,” Anthony Rizzo says.
“There is always confidence,” first baseman Anthony Rizzo says.
Javy Baez has been dropped to eighth in the Cubs’ order.
“We live in the now,” third baseman Kris Bryant says.
Chicago’s two-through-five hitters went a combined 6-of-16 with five runs, four RBIs and four walks.
Arrieta gets the ball in Game 2 of the World Series with the Cubs trailing 1-0 against the Indians.
“He definitely passed the eye test for me regarding swinging the bat,” Joe Maddon says of Schwarber.
After missing 169 games, Schwarber will serve as the Cubs’ designated hitter in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night.
Kluber is 2-1 with a 0.98 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in the postseason.
The Cubs have a detailed defense set up to prevent running on Lester.
“He is truly a proven postseason wizard,” Theo Epstein says of Lester.
“They have set their place in history and will be linked forever as winners here,” Kerry Wood says.
Schwarber is taking at-bats in the Arizona Fall League as the Cubs explore adding him to a potential World Series roster.
“We believe in ourselves, and we know they believe in us,” Kris Bryant says of Cubs fans.