10/24/2016 | Schwarber's skills could be big boost for Cubs
Kyle Schwarber has been ahead of the pack throughout his brief pro career, and now he's being issued his biggest challenge. Don't be surprised if the kid from Indiana University pulls it off.
10/24/2016 | MLB.com experts predict the World Series
The 112th World Series is almost ready to begin, with the Cubs and the Indians set to get things going with Game 1 at Progressive Field. As we await first pitch, a collection of MLB.com analysts, columnists and reporters shared their thoughts on who will come out on top.
10/24/2016 | If given chance, Tribe to run wild vs. Lester
Jon Lester's trouble throwing to bases is no secret -- he went the entire 2014 season without a pickoff attempt to first -- and does not require an in-depth advanced scouting meeting to discover. So, as the Indians, one of baseball's elite running teams, prep for facing Lester in Game 1 of the World Series tonight, it absolutely is part of Cleveland's game plan.
10/24/2016 | Former Brewer Bosio cherishing Series chance
Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio's walk home takes about 10 minutes on a normal night. On Saturday, it took a lot longer. The streets were still filled with delirious fans when Bosio left Wrigley Field hours after the Cubs' win over the Dodgers in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series, clinching a trip to the World Series. For Bosio, one of the men with Brewers ties who are participating in the 112th World Series, it was an enjoyable obstacle course.
10/24/2016 | Francona's support cherished by players
The Indians are a byproduct of manager Terry Francona's genius and have a chance to win their first World Series in 68 years despite being hit hard by injuries to the rotation. But when Francona's current and former players are asked about him, they do not begin with any of the X's and O's. Instead, they begin with the man himself.
10/24/2016 | Seeking next step, LA faces roster decisions
The Dodgers will seek an unprecedented fifth consecutive National League West title in 2017, although after their elimination by the Cubs last week, fans will settle for nothing less than the franchise's first World Series since 1988.
10/24/2016 | Bat change just part of Rizzo's turnaround
How did the Cubs' Anthony Rizzo deal with his early postseason struggles? It involves more than Matt Szczur's bat. "The only comment we shared was Rizzo came up to me and said, 'Addy, congrats,'" Cubs shortstop Addison Russell said Monday. "I was like, 'Congrats for what?' And he said, 'Congrats on getting as many hits as me.'"
10/24/2016 | Routine-driven Kluber a rock for Indians
During a season where the Indians have endured injuries to several members of the pitching staff, Corey Kluber has been a rock for the team's rotation.
10/24/2016 | Way back when: The world in 1908
The world looks much different since the last time the Cubs won the World Series in October 1908. Here are just a few things that have changed.
10/24/2016 | Playoffs in Cleveland? Bosio's been there
Game 1 of the World Series at Progressive Field will have something of a familiar feeling for Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio. He started Game 5 of the 1995 American League Championship Series in this stadium for the Mariners against the Indians.
10/24/2016 | Maddon hopes to best former Red Sox rival Francona
It will be Joe Maddon's Cubs against Terry Francona's Indians when the 112th World Series begins tonight at Progressive Field, and this is not the first time the two have been the last men standing.
10/24/2016 | Old school or new school, Maddon's your guy
At Joe Maddon's first news conference of the World Series, the Cubs' ultra-progressive manager was asked about those who have influenced him most.
10/24/2016 | Kluber puts WS tickets to good use
Here's some breaking news: World Series tickets -- especially tickets to this particular World Series, which involves the two teams with the longest active championship droughts in baseball -- are valuable. Even the briefest perusal of the secondary market would confirm as much, but the players and personnel associated with the Indians and Cubs also have that value confirmed by the sheer number of people who have come out of the woodwork (long-lost cousins, otherwise unknown neighbors, etc.) to request some assistance.
10/24/2016 | Tribe's staff aims to remain stingy in Series
While the Cubs have scored multiple times in an inning 10 times in 10 postseason games, the Indians have allowed more than one run in an inning exactly once -- in the only game they lost. With the degree of difficulty ratcheted up to new heights, Cleveland's ability to continue holding teams without any crooked numbers may determine its final, and most important, inflection point of October.
10/24/2016 | Kipnis confident ankle won't be an issue
Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis, who suffered a mild left ankle sprain during the club's American League pennant-clinching celebration last week, does not expect the injury to be an issue when World Series play opens tonight.
10/24/2016 | Cubs want to make 'grandpa' Ross proud
It's not as if Chicago's coterie of young players -- Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo -- need any added incentive. But to a man on Monday, they said they'd love to send out David Ross with a World Series title.
10/24/2016 | 6 moves that got Tribe, Cubs to the Series
This year's World Series matchup between the Cubs and the Indians might be the most compelling we've seen in a long time. In addition to the extensive World Series droughts for both clubs, we also have two rosters loaded with recognizable stars, including Kris Bryant, Francisco Lindor, Jon Lester, Corey Kluber and many more.
10/24/2016 | Baez, Lindor have special baseball connection
Francisco Lindor on one side. Javier Baez on the other. The energy, atmosphere and anticipation all electric. What? You think we're talking about Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night at Progressive Field? No, no, although that'll be cool, too.
10/24/2016 | Lamb has back surgery, likely won't be ready for season
The Reds announced that left-handed starting pitcher John Lamb had surgery on Monday to repair a lumbar disc herniation. Lamb is not expected to be ready for the start of the 2017 season.
10/24/2016 | Nola progressing through injury recovery
The Phillies cannot have enough pitching, which is why they need Aaron Nola and Mark Appel healthy next spring.
10/24/2016 | Tribe to include pitcher Salazar on WS roster
Danny Salazar's comeback bid has culminated in a spot on the Indians' World Series roster.
10/24/2016 | Yankees announce Stadium upgrades
Yankee Stadium is set to undergo its first series of major design enhancements this offseason, including the addition of the Sunrun Kids Clubhouse, which will be located on the 300 level in right field and is the stadium's first-ever children's zone.
10/24/2016 | Blue Jays intend to offer Bautista, Encarnacion
Toronto general manager Ross Atkins all but officially confirmed on Monday afternoon that Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion will receive qualifying offers from the team.
10/24/2016 | Indians' curator delves deep into club's past
It was found in a small box inside an office at Progressive Field. There is a small blue gem on a silver setting, which is fixed to a black stone. That rests inside a gold frame, which is attached to a long thin chain. It is a delicate physical reminder of one of the great years in Indians history.
10/24/2016 | World Series is quite the showcase for MLB
The 112th World Series will be one of Major League Baseball's largest platforms to showcase its many year-round community initiatives, creating opportunities to spread goodwill messages ranging from youth sports participation to cancer awareness to public service to social justice to environmental responsibility.
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