Indians News MLB: The Cleveland Indians defeat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 in game 3 of the 2016 World Series.



Cleveland Indians Shut Out Chicago Cubs In Game 3 Of 2016 World Series




Chris Ransom Posted on 10/28/2016.


Game 3 of the 2016 World Series between Josh Tomlin and Kyle Hendricks took place. The series shifted from Cleveland to Chicago tied 1-1 in a critical game 3 that would decide who got to take control in game 3 of the 2016 World Series.


Kyle Schwarber would not bat for the Cubs in game 3. Carlos Santana would make his first career start in the outfield at left fielder. Santana warmed up as a lead off bat for the Cleveland Indians.


Kyle Hendricks fired a 88-mile per hour cutter for strike one at Wrigley Field. Hendricks evened the count with a change-up. Hendircks fired an 89-mile per hour sinker. Hendricks fired another sinker for his first strikeout of the night.


Jason Kipnis had a one out hit on a grounder. Kipnis showed great speed getting that hit with Francisco Lindor coming to the plate.


Lindor got a single on a line drive. That put Kipnis on third and Lindor on first with one out.


Hendricks fired an 88-mile per hour sinker to Mike Napoli. Hendricks picked of Francisco Lindor. That made it two outs. Hendricks pitched another strike. Hendricks fired another changup to make it 1-2 with two outs. Hendricks struck out Mike Napoli to retire the side. The game remained scoreless after one inning.


Mike Napoli caught a grounder. He took the ball to first base to tag Dexter Fowler out. Kris Bryant hit a pop up to Carlos Santana.


Anthony Rizzo stepped up to bat. Josh Tomlin tagged out Anthony Rizzo at first base. After one inning Kyle Hendricks pitched 12 pitches while Josh Tomlin pitched only 9 pitches.


Kyle Hendricks threw two cutters to Jose Ramirez in the top of the second inning. An error kept the Cubs from getting an out to put Ramirez on first base with no outs.


Lonnie Chisenhall stepped up to bat. The count was 1-1. Kris Bryant threw an out to second base. Chisenhall got a hit to get on base.


The count was 0-2 with Hendricks pitching two sinkers to Roberto Perez. Perez had a 98-mile per hour fastball. Chicago did an awesome job getting a double play. Hendricks threw 23 pitches in the first two innings.


Josh Tomlin faced Ben Zobrist in the bottom of the second inning. Tomlin pitched two balls to Zobrist to make it 2-0. Tomlin pitched an 86-mile per hour 4-seam fastball before pitching ball 3 to make it 3-1. Zobrist got the first hit of the game to get on base.


Wilson Contreras stepped up to bat for the Cubs with one runner on base. Josh Tomlin pitched an 86-mile per hour cutter for ball 1. Contreras got tagged out on a grounder at first. Ben Zobrist ran to second base.


Jorge Soler stepped up to bat. Tomlin fired an 86-mile per hour cutter for strike one to make it 0-1 with 1 out. Tomlin fired a 75-mile per hour curveball for strike 2. Tomlin was looking for his first strikeout. Tomlin pitched a ball, but followed that up with his first strikeout.


Javier Baez stepped up to bat with two outs. Tomlin pitched a 75-mile per hour curveball to Javier Baez. Tomlin threw another ball to make it 2-0 with 2 outs in theh bottom of the second inning. Jason Kipnis caught a pop up by Javier Baez to end the inning.


After two innings, Kyle Hendricks had one fewer pitch than Josh Tomlin. Hendricks threw 23 pitches after two innings and Josh Tomlin threw 24 pitches after two innings. It was still 0-0 after two innings.


Kyle Hendricks threw back-to-back 88-mile per hour cutters to make the count 1-1. Hendricks threw two more balls to make it 3-1 before making it a full count. Addison Russell showcased tremendous athleticism to dive to get an out at shortstop.


Josh Tomlin stepped up to bat. Hendricks threw a cutter for strike one. Then Hendricks fired three consecutive sinkers to strike Josh Tomlin out for his third strikeout.


Carlos Santana stepped up to bat again. Hendricks struck out Santana on his previous at bat. Hendricks set up a 3-1 count for Santana. This time Kyle Hendricks walked Carlos Santana.


Jason Kipnis had the first hit of this game back in the top of the first inning. Hendricks fired an 87-mile per hour sinker for strike one. Hendricks fired a change-up where Kipnis swung at the pitch for strike two. Hendricks went back to his 88-mile per hour sinker for ball one. The count was 1-2 with two outs before Hendricks got his fourth strikeout. Kyle Hendricks threw 43 pitches in the first three innings.


Addison Russell stepped up to bat after his excellent diving catch to get the first out in the top of the third inning for the Chicago Cubs. Addison Russell hit a grounder towards Jason Kipnis who threw it to Mike Napoli for one out.


Kyle Hendricks stepped up bat. He hit a grounder towards Lindor who fired the ball to Mike Napoli for the second out. Dexter Fowler stepped up to bat with two outs in the bottom of the third inning.


The count was 1-1 with two outs after Tomlin pitched an 89-mile hour sinker to even the count. Tomlin pitched that same sinker to make it 2-1. Then Tomlin threw another sinker to make it 3-2. Lonnie Chisenhall caught the ball to end the inning. Tomlin only threw 33 pitches in the first three innings. Tomlin threw ten fewer pitches than Kyle Hendricks during the first three innings. Cleveland’s batters need to step up in the top of the fourth inning because Tomlin is helping Cleveland get quick outs during these first three innings.


Francisco Lindor was the lead off bat in the top of the fourth inning. Kyle Hendricks fired two strikes to Lindor to start the top of the fourth inning. THe count was 1-2 when Hendricks threw a ball to Lindor. Lindor got another hit with no outs to put Cleveland on base in the top of the fourth inning.


Mike Napoli stepped up to bat. Napoli struck out in his las tat bat. Kyle Hendricks threw an 80-mile per hour change-up to make it 1-0. Napoli swung a foul ball to even the count at 1-1. Napoli did not swing on the 88-mile per hour cutter to make it 1-2. Hendricks struck out Napoli again giving him his fifth strikeout of the game.


Jose Ramirez stepped up to bat with one out. Ramirez singled on his first attempt and got ahead in the count. Ramirez got on base with another hit. Lindor was on second with Ramirez on first base with one out.


Lonnie Chisenhall stepped up to bat with two runners on base with one out. Chisenhall swung a change-up for a foul ball. That made it 0-1. Kyle Hendricks threw a ball on an 88-mile per hour cutter to even the count at 1-1. Chisenhall got on base.


Cleveland had runners on third and first with two outs. Roberto Perez really needs to get a hit here to give Cleveland the lead. The count was 1-1 after Hendricks threw that 87-mile per hour sinker. Hendricks threw another 87-mile per hour sinker to make it strike two. The count was 1-2 with two outs and two runners on base with runners on the corners. Hendricks threw a ball to make it 2-2. Hendricks threw another ball to set up a full count. Perez hit a foul ball. It was still 3-2 with Perez hitting another foul ball. Hendricks got the strikeout to keep it at 0-0.


Hendricks had 64 pitches through the first four innings while Josh Tomlin only had 33 pitches in the first three innings. Josh Tomlin was about to get Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, and Ben Zobrist with consecutive batters. Tomlin has to face the toughest part of the Cubs batting lineup, but if he can get through it with this game being 0-0 after four then Cleveland will have the upper hand in the pitching advantage.


Kris Bryant stepped up to bat in the bottom of the fourth inning. Tomlin pitched a strike to Kris Bryant to make it 0-1. Then Josh Tomlin hit a 89-mile per hour 4-seam fastball. Tomlin threw an 85-mile per hour cutter. Tomlin pitched a ball to put the count at 2-2. That set up a full count. Kris Bryant hit a foul ball. Kris Bryant walked even though the pitch was in the strike zone because the umpire called ball four to put Bryant on first base.


Anthony Rizzo swung at a 85-mile per hour cutter. Then he hit a cutter for a foul ball. That made it 0-2 in the bottom of the fourth inning. Tomlin threw a ball to make it 1-2. Roberto Perez caught the foul ball to give the Cleveland Indians their first out of the bottom of the fourth inning.


Ben Zobrist stepped up to bat. The count was 1-0 after Zobrist didn’t swing at a 74-mile per hour curveball. Josh Tomlin evened the count at 1-1 on the next pitch. Tomlin threw another strike to Zobrist to make it 1-2 after going back to that 74-mile per hour curveball that he threw to Zobrist on ball 1. The count was 1-2 with 1 out. Kipnis got Kris Bryant out at second, but Zobrist did a great job running to avoid the double play.


Wilson Contreras stepped up to bat with two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Josh Tomlin threw back-to-back cutters with two outs. Tyler Naquin retires the side. Josh Tomlin threw 51 pitches through four innings.


Tyler Naquin stepped up to plate after making that out to end the fourth inning. The count was 2-1 after Hendricks got Naquin to swing on a cutter. Hendricks threw four consecutive cutters to make it 2-2 in the top of the fifth inning. Hendricks threw a ball to make it a full count. Tyler Naquin got a lead off single and this was the third time Naquin put the lead off bat with no outs.


Josh Tomlin stepped up to bat here. Everyone expected Tomlin to bunt here. Tomlin bunted again to make it 0-2. Hendricks pitched a ball to Josh Tomlin. Naquin got to second base thanks to Josh Tomlin.


Kyle Hendricks struck out and walked Carlos Santana. Santana had a runner on second with one out in the top of the fifth inning. The count was 2-1 even though Hendricks pitched a ball in the dirt. Hendricks threw another ball to make it 3-1. So far that ball in the dirt that was a strike prevented a walk by Carlos Santana. Santana hit a foul ball to make it a full count. Santana walked to first base again. That put Tyler Naquin on second base and Carlos Sananta on first base with one out.


The Cubs put a pitcher in the bullpen with Kyle Hendricks at 80 pitches through five innings. Hendricks threw a ball to Jason Kipnis for one ball. Kipnis grew up in Chicago and was 1-2 tonight at the plate prior to his third at bat. The count was now 2-2 after Kipnis hit a foul ball. Kipnis walked. Now the bases were loaded with one out and Francisco Lindor heading to the plate.


Kyle Hendricks only pitched 85 pitches before being pulled. Justin Grimm, a middle reliever who had a 4.10 ERA in the regular season came in to pitch for Chicago after Hendricks got pulled in the top of the fifth inning.


Justin Grimm pitched two foul balls to Francisco Lindor. Grimm pitched an 84-mile per hour curveball in the dirt. That made it 1-2 with 1 out in the top of the fifth inning. Grimm fired another ball to Lindor. The count was now full at 3-2 with 1 out and the bases loaded. Grimm got the double play to end the inning. That was an excellent job by Justin Grimm to get the Cubs out of that jam with the game still 0-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning.


Jorge Soler singled on a line drive. That put a Cubs batter on base with no outs. Javier Baez got down in the count. Baez did not get on base, but Soler did get to second base with one out.


Addison Russell is on plate. Addison Russell got a strike with Josh Tomlin pitching two cutters to Addison Russell. Jose Ramirez threw an out to Mike Napoli to make it two outs. Miguel Montero came to the plate for the first time since the 2016 NCLS where he hit the grand slam. Montero would pitch hit for Justin Grimm. Davis came in for Carlos Santana at left fielder also Andrew Miller came in for Josh Tomlin after only 58 pitches by Josh Tomlin.


Josh Tomlin easily had another two innings in him. I think Cleveland could pitch Tomlin on short rest in game 6 of the 2016 World Series if the series returned to Cleveland.


Andrew Miller came up to the mound with Miguel Montero at the plate with Rajai Davis stepping in at left field. Andrew Miller pitched an 85-mile per hour slider. Miller threw a slider to Montero that Lonnie Chisenhall caught. The game was still tied at 0-0 after five innings.


Carl Edwards Jr. another middle reliever who had a 3.75 ERA came in to pitch for the Chicago Cubs in the top of the sixth inning. Grimm’s ERA was worse, but he got out of the inning without giving up a run setting up that double play in the top of the fifth inning. Now Carl Edwards Jr. had to do the same.


Carl Edwards Jr. got Mike Napoli out. Carl Edwards Jr. pitched a 96-mile per hour 4-seam fastball which Napoli hit to Javier Baez who threw that out to Anthony Rizzo in the top of the sixth inning. Addison Russell went into the outfield to get an out from Jose Ramirez.


Lonnie Chisenhall got ahead in the count. That set up a full count with two outs. Carl Edwards Jr. got a strikeout to keep the game scoreless through 6 innings.


Dexter Fowler stepped up to bat. Andrew Miller swung at an 83-mile per hour slider. That made it 0-1. Fowler hit a foul ball to make it 0-2 in the bottom of the sixth. Andrew Miller struck out Dexter Fowler to start the bottom of the sixth inning.


Kris Bryant stepped up bat. Bryant received two 4-seam fastballs for balls. The first was a 96-mile per hour 4-seam fastball and the second was a 94-mile per hour 4-seam fastball. Andrew Miller threw an 86-mile per hour slier for strike one. Miller went back to his 96-mile per hour 4-seam fastball for strike two. Bryant hit an 86-mile per hour slider for a foul ball. Andrew Miller struck out Bryant on an 85-mile per hour slider with back-to-back strikeouts in the bottom of the sixth inning.


Anthony Rizzo stepped up to bat in the bottom of the sixth inning. Andrew Miller fired a 95-mile per hour 4-seam fastball to make it 0-1 with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Miller threw an 85-mile per hour slider to make it 1-1. Miller threw a strike that looked like a breaking ball. Great job by Miller getting that 84-mile per hour slider in the strike zone. Rizzo struck out with Miller getting his third consecutive strikeout to keep the game scoreless after six innings.


Roberto Perez stepped up to bat in the top of the seventh inning. Carl Edwards Jr. pitched a 96-mile per hour 4-seam fastball. Roberto Perez got a hit to lead off the seventh inning. Mike Martinez came in as a pinch runner at first base.


Tyler Naquin came in now in the top of the seventh inning. It looked like Naquin would go with a sacrifice bunt. Mike Martinez was at second base while Tyler Naquin was called out on the bunt. Rajai Davis had his first at bat since game 1 of the 2016 World Series.


The count was 1-0 with Davis getting a ball. Carl Edwards Jr. pitched another ball to Rajai Davis. Carl Edwards Jr. pitched a strike. An error put Mike Martinez at third base for Cleveland. The count was 3-1.


Rajai Davis walked to first base. Now Andrew Miller stepped up to bat with runners at the corners and one out.


Coco Crisp came in as a pinch hitter for Andrew Miller here. Andrew Miller only pitched 17 pitches meaning he could come in for game 4 or game 5 of the 2016 World Series. Crisp got a hit to give Cleveland a 1-0 lead in the top of the seventh inning.


Mike Montgomery came into the game as a middle reliever with Cleveland ahead 1-0 after the Cubs tagged out a runner at third for a second out. Jason Kipnis stepped up to bat.


Mike Montgomery threw a 76-mile per hour curveball to Jason Kipnis. Montgomery got ahead in the count 0-2 after Montgomery pitched an out.


Cleveland led 1-0 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning. Set up pitcher Bryan Shaw came in for Andrew Miller.


Shaw pitched a 92-mile per hour cutter to Ben Zobrist to start the bottom of the seventh inning. Michael Martinez was in at center fielder with Gomes doing the catching for Bryan Shaw. Shaw threw two more cutters. Shaw threw a fourth cutter in a row to make it 2-2. Shaw threw a 95-mile per hour cutter to make it a full count. Jason Kipnis threw the first out to Mike Napoli in the bottom of the seventh inning. Shaw used 6 consecutive cutters which looked like cutter fastballs against Ben Zobrist.


Bryan Shaw threw an 80-mile per hour slider to make it 0-1 with 1 out in the bottom of the seventh inning with Wilson Contreras as the plate. Contreras hit a foul ball to make it 0-2. Mike Napoli caught a grounder and tagged Contreras out. That made it 1-0 Cleveland with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning.


Jorge Soler stepped up to bat with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Soler got a critical triple in the bottom of the seventh inning.


Javier Baez stepped up to bat. Bryan Shaw threw a 94-mile per hour cutter fastball to Baez. Baez got ahead in the count at 2-0. Shaw got out of the seventh without giving up a run. Cleveland led 1-0 after seven innings.


Mike Montgomery pitched a ball to Francisco Lindor in the top of the eighth inning. Lindor hit a foul bal to make it 1-1 in the top of the eighth inning. Lindor got another ball after check swinging a strike. The count was 2-2. Lindor hit a grounder and Montgomery threw the out to Rizzo to give the Cubs one out in the top of the eighth inning.


Pedro Strop came in for Mike Montgomery. The Cubs burned through their third of four middle relievers, but Strop is the Cubs best middle reliever and Strop comes into a situation with one out and Mike Napoli stepping up to bat.


Pedro Strop threw an 83-mile per hour slider to Mike Napoli for strike one in the bottom of the eighth inning. Strop threw another 83-mile per hour slider for strike two. Strop threw a 94-mile per hour 4-seam fastball for a ball. Strop threw another ball with the count at 2-2 with one out in the top of the eighth inning. Strop struck out Mike Napoli throwing four sliders on that five pitch count.


Jose Ramirez stepped up to bat here with two outs in the top of the eighth inning. Strop pitched a ball to Ramirez before a ball and a strike with the count at 1-1 with two outs in the top of the eighth inning. Ramirez threw a 94-mile per hour 4-seam fastball and a 94-mile per hour 2-seam fastball that Ramirez hit to Ben Zobrist who caught the pop up fly in the outfield to end the top of the eighth inning.


Bryan Shaw returned to the mound. Addison Russell stepped up to bat. Shaw threw an 80-mile per hour slider to Russell for ball 1. Russell got ahead in the count 2-0 in the bottom of the eighth inning. Russell swung at a 93-mile per hour cutter fastball. Russell called for ball 3 on what looked to be a clear strike. Russell swung at another foul ball after firing a 93-mile per hour cutter fastball to make the count full at 3-2. Russell swung at another foul ball thanks to Shaw firing another 93-mile per hour cutter fastball. Russell hit a third foul ball thanks to Shaw throwing another 93-mile per hour cutter fastball. Bryan Shaw struck out Russell on a 92-mile per hour cutter fastball.


Kyle Schwarber came in as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the eighth inning. Shaw threw a strike to Schwarber to get ahead in the count after pitching a 94-mile per hour cutter fastball. The count was even at 1-1 thanks to Shaw throwing a 92-mile per hour cutter fastball. Shaw threw another 92-mile per hour cutter fastball to make it 2-1. Francisco Lindor made a critical pop up out to send Schwarber back to the dugout with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning.


Bryan Shaw remained on the mound. Dexter Fowler stepped up to bat with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning. Fowler hit a foul ball on Shaw’s 94-mile per hour cutter fastball. Shaw pitched an 80-mile per hour slider. Fowler got a base hit with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning.


Closer Cody Allen came in during the bottom of the eighth with two outs for the Cleveland Indians. Kris Bryant stepped up to bat against Cleveland’s closer with two outs in the bottom of the eighth.


Cody Allen threw an 83-mile per hour knuckle curveball to get ahead in the count. Cody Allen threw a 93-mile per hour 4-seam fastball for strike two. Kris Bryant hit a foul ball on a 93-mile per hour 4-seam fastball. Cody Allen retired Kris Bryant with Gomes firing the out to Mike Napoli just in case. Cody Allen retired the side in Wrigley Field with Cleveland ahead 1-0 after eight innings.


Chicago Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman came in the top of the ninth inning even with the Cleveland Indians up 1-0. Chapman fired back-to-back 98-mile per hour fastballs to make it 1-1. Then Chapman threw a 86-mile per hour slider. Chapman struck out Lonnie Chisenhall on a 91-miler per hour slider.


Michael Martinez stepped up to bat. Chapman fired a 99-mile per hour 4-seam fastball which made it 1-0. Chapman went back to that 99-mile per hour 4-seam fastball to make it 1-1. Then Chapman threw a 100-mile per hour fastball to make the count 2-1. Chapman threw a 99-mile per hour fastball to make it 2-2 with 1 out in the top of the ninth inning. Chapman threw another 100-mile per hour fastball whcih was a foul ball. Chapman threw a 101-mile per hour 4-seam fastball to make it a full count against Michael Martinez in the top of the ninth inning before striking out Martinez.


Yan Gomes stepped up to bat with two outs in the top of the ninth inning. Chapman struck out the first two batters in the top of the ninth inning. Chapman threw an 87-mile per hour change-up to Yan Gomes. Then Chapman threw an 88-mile per hour slider to Gomes with 2 outs. Chapman threw an 87-mile per hour slider to make the count 2-1. Then Chapman went back to his 99-mile per hour 4-seam fastball to make it 3-1 in the top of the ninth inning. Chapman went with another 99-mile per hour 4-seam fastball to make it a full count with two outs in teh bottom of the ninth inning. Javier Baez threw an out to Rizzo to retire the side. Cleveland led 1-0 heading into the bottom of the ninth inning.


Anthony Rizzo stepped up to bat in the bottom of the ninth inning. Cody Allen pitched a hit to Rizzo in the bottom of the ninth inning. Rizzo was on first base with no outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.


Chris Coghlan came in to replace Anthony Rizzo in the bottom of the ninth inning. Allen pitched an 82-mile per hour knuckle curveball to Ben Zobrist to make it 0-1. Allen went back to his knuckle curveball, but that evented the count at 1-1. Allen pitched a 94-mile per hour 4-seam fastball to make it 1-2 in the count. Cody Allen struck out Ben Zobrist for the first out in the bottom of the ninth inning.


Wilson Contreras stepped up to bat in the bottom of the ninth inning. Contreras got out. Jason Heyward who was benched came in to bat.


Cody Allen pitched ball one to Jason Heyward with Allen pitching a 94-mile per hour 4-seam fastball. Allen threw a 94-mile per hour 4-seam fastball. The Cubs had two runners on base with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.


Javier Baez stepped up to bat. Baez swung at a foul ball. Allen pitched two more balls to Baez. Baez swung at an 84-mile per hour knuckle curve outside the strike zone to make it 2-2. Allen struck out Baez.


The Cleveland Indians won this game 1-0. Coco Crisp’s base hit was the difference in this game. The Cleveland Indians became the first team in MLB history to throw 5 shutouts in the MLB Playoffs. The Indians now lead this series 2-1 with their ace pitcher Corey Kluber pitching agianst John Lackey in game 4 at Wrigley Field tomorrow night.



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