Whichever way it goes, Game 7 of this year’s historic World Series, to be played tonight in Cleveland, will be the cruelest World Series Game 7 in history for either the Chicago Cubs or the Cleveland Indians, SB Nation reports.
After being down 3-1 in the Series, the Cubs fought back to force a winner-take-all seventh game with a commanding 9-3 win in Tuesday’s Game 6. But the Cubs, who haven’t won a title in 108 years, face a tall task tonight, going against the Indians pitcher who beat them in Games 1 and 4, Corey Kluber.
Cleveland is trying to reverse some history of its own, having last won a championship in 1948. The Indians will be facing Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks.
“If you’re a fan of baseball, this is the best outcome that you could possibly hope for in a World Series anyone’s been alive for,” Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo said after Tuesday’s game, in which he had three hits — including a home run. The New York Times quotes Rizzo saying: “A couple of years ago, it went Game 7, but the Indians not winning since ’48 and us since 1908 — it’s gonna be good. History’s gonna be written tomorrow one way or another, and we’ll be a part of it forever.”
The game airs on Fox at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.