Chicago Cubs at Cleveland Indians (Indians lead series 3-2)
Time/Place: Progressive Field, 8 p.m. ET
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)
Game 5 was incredibly epic; it included a 42 pitch, 2 2⁄3 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.
Cleveland wins and sends their fans home happy.