CLEVELAND (AP) — It could be a long night of baseball in Cleveland as the forecast calls for rain. Because of the possibility of rain the start time for the second game of the World Series has been pushed up by an hour. First pitch for the Indians and Cubs is now slated for 7:08 pm local with Trever Bauer getting the ball for the Indians against Jake Arrieta.
Bauer is the Cleveland pitcher who suffered the cut on his right pinkie, causing him to have to depart his only start in the American League Championship Series. His blood-stained jersey is now on display in a Cleveland bar in Progressive Field. All eyes will be on that finger to see if it has healed enough for him to pitch effectively.
Coverage will begin on FOX 17 starting at 6:30pm.
In case you missed it, Cleveland won the opening game of the best-of-seven series last night 6-0 as winning pitcher Corey Kluber tossed a gem. He was backed up by relievers Andrew Miller and Cody Allen who worked the seventh, eighth and ninth innings.
From the plate the star was Roberto Perez, who slammed two home runs which produced four runs.
The loser was starter Jon Lester.
On the assumption they get tonight’s game in, tomorrow will be a travel day with Game 4 Friday night in Wrigley Field.