Indians Turn to Tomlin in Game 6
The Cleveland Indians (leading series 3-2) have a chance to close out the MLB World Series on Tuesday when they host the Chicago Cubs at 8:08 PM ET.
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The Cubs will go with Jake Arrieta (1-1, 3.78 ERA postseason). He earned the Game 2 win. The 2015 Cy Young winner went 5.2 innings, allowing a run on two hits with six strikeouts and three walks. The Cubs got a couple of breaks in the game with the Indians committing two errors.
The Indians will counter with Josh Tomlin (2-0, 1.76 ERA postseason). He will be pitching on short rest to try to close out the series. Tomlin took a no-decision in Game 3’s 1-0 win for Cleveland on the road in Chicago. After 4.2 innings, Tomlin was pulled for the Indians bullpen. He managed to keep the Cubs off the scoreboard by holding them to two hits with a walk and a strikeout. Tomlin was part of a four-pitcher effort that shut out the Cubs in Game 3. The Indians bullpen allowed just five hits on the night.
The Cubs are -150 to win the game, and the Indians are +135 underdogs on the moneyline. The runline has the Cubs laying 1.5-points, and the total is set at 7. The teams flip for the World Series, for which, the Indians are -225 favorites over the +185 Cubs.
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