World Series 2016 Game 4: Score, highlights from Indians' Game 4 domination of Cubs

Game 3 of the 2016 World Series was dominated by the pitching staffs, with the Indians eventually winning 1-0. Game 4 wasn’t more of the same, as the Indians chipped away at

the Cubs and took a three games to one World Series lead.The Cubs had more issues scoring tonight, despite a brief 1-0 lead in the first inning. When it comes to scoring against Cleveland, the Cubs have one question: HOW?— (((Jesse Spector))) (@jessespector) October 29, 2016It’s a fair question to ask, as the once-dominant Cubs lineup is having a very hard time scratching runs out against the stout Indians pitching staff.Cubs fans were ready to go, and were hardly intimidated by the specter of the Klubot looking to haunt the bats of the Cubbies on this Halloween weekend. There’s a few people out on Waveland right now.— (((Jesse Spector))) (@jessespector) October 29, 2016Now, the city of Cleveland is one game away from clinching its second major sports championship of 2016. They have a chance to do it in Wrigley on Sunday night.MORE: Sporting News picks the Series It’s happened 5 times, most recently the 1985 #Royals— Baseball Reference (@baseball_ref) October 30, 2016 11:25 p.m.: Baez bounces a ball back to Dan Otero. Otero throws to first, and the Indians win Game 4.  Bad news for the Cubs trying to come back from this 3-1 deficit: Cleveland doesn’t have the unanimous MVP.— (((Jesse Spector))) (@jessespector) October 30, 2016 11:24 p.m.: Jason Heyward almost dunks a single into shallow left, but Lindor tracks the ball down to secure the second out in the ninth. 11:23 p.m.: Russell drops a single off his shoe tops to left center. 11:20 p.m.: Contreras grounds to Kipnis for the first out of the bottom of the ninth.11:16 p.m.: Last licks for the Cubs coming up, as they wiggle out of trouble in the top of the ninth. 11:13 p.m.: Kipnis and Lindor with back-to-back singles with one out in the ninth. 11:08 p.m.: Fowler strikes out Zobrist to end the eighth inning, retiring all three batters following the Fowler home run.  Andrew Miller now has 29 strikeouts this #postseason, the most by a reliever in a one year #WorldSeries— Baseball Reference (@baseball_ref) October 30, 2016 Dexter Fowler’s HR off Andrew Miller wad hit 99.9 MPH… The 3rd hardest hit ball vs Miller in the playoffs— Daren Willman (@darenw) October 30, 2016 11:02 p.m. (SCORING PLAY): Fowler leads off with a home run to left center, lands in the first row of seats. It’s the first run Miller has allowed in the postseason. 7-2 Indians Andrew Miller no longer has the most scoreless innings in playoff history.— (((Jesse Spector))) (@jessespector) October 30, 2016 10:57 p.m.: Mike Napoli gives a ball a ride about as far as it can go in Wrigley without landing in the center field basket. Fowler corrals it, Cubs up next.10:51 p.m.: Miller works a quick seven-pitch inning. Time is running out in Game 4 for the Cubs.If the score holds, CLE will own 5th-lowest playoff ERA since 61 behind only 66 O’s (0.50), 63 Dodgers (1.00), 83 O’s (1.10), 14 Nats (1.23)— Joe Rodgers (@Rodgers_PG) October 30, 201610:48 p.m.: Andrew Miller is in the game for the Indians. Heyward grounds out to Kipnis to start the Cubs’ half of the seventh.10:38 p.m. (SCORING PLAY): Jason Kipnis goes yard. Three-run bomb lands in the right field seats. 7-1 Indianswowzers. that will probably do it.— Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) October 30, 201610:37 p.m.: Travis Wood relieves Montgomery with runners on first and third, nobody out. 10:33 p.m.: Crisp ends up third after a wild pitch. On the very next pitch, Davis gets plunked.10:32 p.m.: Coco Crisp hustles out a double after Fowler whiffs on the dive in center. One out, top seven.10:28 p.m.: Sounds like it’s getting dark early in Chicago. It just got eerily quiet at Wrigley after that wasted leadoff double. Like, “outfielders just collided and everyone hopes they’re OK” quiet.— Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) October 30, 2016 10:25 p.m.: Kluber gets Russell to ground out weakly to third. Ramirez makes a nice play after being screened by Rizzo. Rizzo stranded, inning over. hell of a play at third base by Jose Ramirez.— Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) October 30, 2016 10:23 p.m.: Contreras strikes out on a pitch way out of the zone. Rizzo still at second.10:21 p.m.: Zobrist venting frustration, slamming his bat down after a weak fly ball to left.10:19 p.m.: Anthony Rizzo cracks a lead-off double off the ivy in left in the bottom of the sixth. Showcases some power to push that ball all the way to the outfield wall with the wind.10:13 p.m.: Justin Grimm relieves Montgomery. Runners on first and second, two outs, top of the sixth.10:07 p.m. (SCORING PLAY): Lonnie Chisenhall with a sac fly to center, scoring Lindor from third. 4-1 IndiansWrigley Field goes silent after the sacrifice fly.Mostly.A lone, loud “F—!” is heard in front of the auxiliary press box.4-1, CLE— Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) October 30, 2016 10:03 p.m.: Santana cracks a line drive at Montgomery and knocks his glove off. Runners at first and second, no outs.Hitting a dude’s glove off with a line drive is pretty impressive.— (((Jesse Spector))) (@jessespector) October 30, 2016 That’s the hardest-hit ball off @TheRealSlamtana’s bat all season. #Statcast— #Statcast (@statcast) October 30, 2016 9:58 p.m.: Mike Montgomery is in the game in relief of Lackey. Allows a lead-off walk to Lindor.9:53 p.m.: The wind is holding balls in the park, as both Chris Coghlan and Fowler hit high fly balls to left and center respectively, both held in by wind. Bryant grounds to shortstop to end the fifth. 72 pitches in five innings for Kluber. If that’s it, he’ll be in good shape for a short-rest Game 7, if there is one.— (((Jesse Spector))) (@jessespector) October 30, 2016 9:48 p.m.: John Lackey is still in the game and navigates his way through five innings. Lackey: Brilliant in innings 1, 4 and 5. Not so much in 2 and 3— Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) October 30, 2016 9:41 p.m.: Baez finds himself at the dish, striking out, following a scorching Jason Heyward single.  Jason Heyward, 2016 playoffs before tonight: 2 hitsJason Heyward, tonight: 2 hits— (((Jesse Spector))) (@jessespector) October 30, 2016 9:30 p.m.: Lackey makes quick work of the Tribe in the top of the fourth. Down in order, Contreras due up.9:25 p.m.: A nine-pitch at-bat culminates in a Zobrist strike out. And on to the fourth inning.So, Kluber’s through three innings on 54 pitches. Two more, then the bullpen?— (((Jesse Spector))) (@jessespector) October 30, 20169:20 p.m.: Kluber seems to have lost a bit of command, allowing a two-out walk to Bryant and hitting Rizzo just about the elbow. Ben Zobrist at the dish.9:09 p.m.: Lackey gets out of another inning with a pretty double play turned by Baez and Addison Russell. We go to the bottom of the third, Indians up by two.hell of a double play turn by baez and russell. look at the footwork on the replay— Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) October 30, 20169:03 p.m. (SCORING PLAY): Lindor earns his first World Series RBI with a solid single to center. Kipnis scores from second. 3-1 IndiansCleveland’s hitting line drives at a rate that has Cubs fans restless …— Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) October 30, 2016This is the third time a team scored 3 runs on John Lackey in a #WorldSeries game. His team lost both of the other 2— Baseball Reference (@baseball_ref) October 30, 20169:00 p.m.: Jason Kipnis hits a lead-off double to right. 8:55 p.m.: Cleveland challenges the ruling at first. Call overturned, inning over after a quick review. Why aren’t all reviews this quick?8:55 p.m.: Following a Jason Heyward single, Javier Baez grounds into a fielder’s choice. Heyward out at second, Baez safe at first.  Pretty big cheer for Jason Heyward after he singles off Kluber.— Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) October 30, 2016 8:46 p.m.: Lackey gets Davis to ground out to second to end the scoring threat. This is not the Cubs’ finest hour defensively. On the plus side for them, Kluber runs the bases, which does tend to have a slight effect.— (((Jesse Spector))) (@jessespector) October 30, 20168:45 p.m. (SCORING PLAY): Kluber battles Lackey, eventually reaching first on an infield single. Chisenhall scores from second on a bad throw from Bryant. 2-1 Indians It’s Game 4, and we just had the first lead change of the series. So that’s something!— (((Jesse Spector))) (@jessespector) October 30, 2016 8:37 p.m: Kris Bryant makes a pretty play on a short hop off the bat off Lonnie Chisenhall, but airmails the throw to first. Chisenhall stays at first.8:35 p.m. (SCORING PLAY): Carlos Santana smashes a lead-off home run to deep right center to tie the game up at a run apiece. 1-18:30 p.m.: Willson Contreras strikes out to end the first inning. 8:29 p.m.: Rizzo shows off the wheels and steals second base. It’s his second steal of the postseason.8:24 p.m. (SCORING PLAY): Anthony Rizzo with a single to center, and the Cubs strike first. Fowler scores from second. 1-0 Cubs Good news for the Cubs: They are undefeated in NLCS and World Series when not being shut out.— Justin McGuire (@JMcGuireSN) October 30, 2016 8:22 p.m.: Kris Bryant with a weak fly ball to short left. 8:20 p.m.: Dexter Fowler battles Corey Kluber that results in a sinking fly ball to left. Ends up with a lead-off double after a failed Davis dive. 8:14 p.m.: After being up 0-2 on Francisco Lindor, Lackey falls to 3-2, eventually striking out the shortstop to end the top half of the first.Lackey just Lackey’d that first inning as much as he’s ever Lackey’d— Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) October 30, 20168:09 p.m.: First pitch to Rajai Davis from John Lackey is a ball, and we are underway.8:01 p.m.: Two Cubs legends throwing out the first pitch for tonight’s throwdown in Chicago.Fergie Jenkins and Greg Maddux throwing out first pitches. Bet either guy could give three solid innings in a pinch tonight.— Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) October 30, 2016MORE: 2016 World Series in photosCubs’ lineup:Here is your #Cubs starting lineup for #WorldSeries Game 4.Game preview: #FlyTheW— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 29, 2016Indians’ lineup: Game 4.— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) October 29, 2016


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