Arrieta deals, Cubs awaken, top Indians to even Series at 1

October 27, 2016

 

 

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Jake Arrieta made a teasing run at history, Kyle Schwarber drove in two runs and the Chicago Cubs brushed off a shutout to even the World Series with their first Fall Classic win in 71 years, 5-1 over the Cleveland Indians in Game 2 on Wednesday night.

 

Arrieta carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning, briefly invoking Don Larsen's name, before the Indians touched him for two hits and a run. However, the right-hander helped give Chicago just what it needed - a split at Progressive Field - before the Cubbies return to their Wrigley Field den for the next three games starting Friday night.

 

The Cubs hadn't won in the Series since beating Detroit 8-7 in 1945 to force Game 7.

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