Cubs take game six in Cleveland; World Series now comes down to game seven

Written by Ramon Alvarado, Sci. & Tech. Editor

Things were not looking good for the Chicago Cubs after falling behind the Indians 3-1 in the World Series, but a couple wins in a row for the Cubs has forced a winner-takes-all game seven.

Game six of the World Series was played at a chilly Progressive Field in Cleveland last night and saw the Indians try to take out the Cubs to become champions of the MLB. The Cleveland Indians were not successful, though, and the game was not even close. By the end of the third inning, the Indians were faced with a 7-0 deficit, thanks to Cubs’ shortstop Addison Russell.

After racking up two RBIs in the first inning, Russell came up to bat for his second time in the third inning with the bases loaded. Indians’ pitcher Josh Tomlin made a huge mistake and left a ball right over the plate. Russell made him pay dearly. He got a hold of the ball and launched it into the outfield for a grand slam, increasing the Cubs’ lead to 6-0 in the third inning. With the grand slam, Russell became the first player ever to record six RBIs in the first three innings of a World Series game.

The Cubs went on to win game six with a score of 9-3. The victory has forced the series to go on to the best two words in sports: game seven. Winner-takes-all, win-or-go-home. All the hard work the Cubs and Indians have put in comes down to this single game. The winner will see a drought end; the loser will see a drought continue. The Cubs have not won a World Series since 1908; the Indians since 1948.

The pivotal game seven of the World Series will take place tonight at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The start time is five p.m. pacific time and should have every sports fan watching. One city will witness the end of their team’s drought as a new MLB champion will be crowned. It is sure to be a game that will have people talking for a very long time.