The confines of Wrigley Field proved mighty friendly to the Indians' pitching staff, which shut down the Cubs for a 1-0 victory in Game 3 of the 112th World Series.
The Tribe overcame the fervor of the first Fall Classic game at Wrigley Field since Oct. 10, 1945, to take a 2-1 lead in the Series. Cleveland sends out ace Corey Kluber for Game 4 on Saturday night, and the Cubs will counter with postseason veteran John Lackey.
10:47 p.m. ET: Indians end scoreless duel
With runners on the corners and one out in the seventh inning against Cubs right-hander Carl Edwards Jr., pinch-hitter Coco Crisp delivered a single to right field to give the Tribe a 1-0 lead. Crisp was batting for relief ace Andrew Miller, whose 15 scoreless innings are the most by a reliever in a single postseason -- passing Goose Gossage (14 1/3 IP, 1981).
Indians starter Josh Tomlin...
Game 3: 4.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K Playoffs: 1.76 ERA in 15.1 IP Since Sept. 1: 1.71 ERA in 42 IP