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MLB World Series Open Thread: Chicago Cubs at Cleveland Indians

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Will we get a Game 7?

World Series - Cleveland Indians v Chicago Cubs - Game Five Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Chicago Cubs at Cleveland Indians (Indians lead series 3-2)

Time/Place: Progressive Field, 8 p.m. ET
TV: FOX
National Anthem: Hunter Hays (country singer)
First PItch: Dennis Martinez (former Indians pitcher)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Jake Arrieta (18-8, 3.10 ERA) vs RHP Josh Tomlin (13-9, 4.40 ERA)

Outlook

Game 5 was incredibly epic; it included a 42 pitch, 2 23 inning save by Aroldis Chapman. The Cubs must win tonight in order to force game 7 tomorrow. Their hopes rest on the shoulders of Jake Arrieta. Cleveland looks to Josh Tomlin to avoid game 7. The stakes are bigger than they’ve been in any game in the last 365 days (since game 6 of the 2015 World Series).

Hitters to fear are Rajai Davis (3 for 6 career against Arrieta) from Cleveland and Miguel Montero (2 for 5 career against Tomlin) from Chicago.

Prediction

Cleveland wins and sends their fans home happy.