Tonight, the city of Cleveland will host game six of the 2016 World Series and the hometown Indians have a chance to clinch tonight against the Chicago Cubs.
Game six will feature the matchup of Josh Tomlin (CLE) and Jake Arrieta (CHC). In this seres, Arrieta pitched 5 2/3 innings in game two, striking out six and allowing one run in route to a Cubs win. Tomlin will also be making his second start in the series. He started game three and went 4 2/3 innings of shoutout baseball, striking out one and allowing just one hit.
Chicago Cubs @ Cleveland Indians Game 6
First pitch is set for 8:08 p.m. ET on Fox.
Game is being played in Cleveland, Ohio at Progressive Field.
Forecast is for 62 degrees and partly cloudy.
Line: CHC -142
Cleveland leads series 3-2.
What has changed:
The Cubs will get Schwarber back in the lineup now that the series has shifted back to the American League. Schwarber was not medical cleared to play in the outfield so Chicago could only use him once a game as a pitch hitter, but can now put him back at the DH spot.
Cleveland lineup changes:
The Cubs won’t be the only one making a lineup change, the Indians will be doing so as well. They had the tough decision of where to play DH Carlos Santana, including him making his first ever start in left field at one point. Now, he will be back at DH and the only question is where to put him in the lineup.
Whats at Stake:
For the Cubs it is a win or go home game once again. They are facing a second straight elimination game and need a win to push the series to a decisive game seven. For Cleveland its win and you are the Champions.