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Indians shutout Cubs to take 2-1 lead in World Series

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Posted at 12:10 AM, Oct 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-29 00:13:02-04
Francisco Lindor and Rajai Davis celebrate after defeating the Cubs in Game Three of the 2016 World Series. (Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Francisco Lindor and Rajai Davis celebrate after defeating the Cubs in Game Three of the 2016 World Series. (Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, Ill. – The first World Series game at Wrigley Field in 71 years did its best to prove worth the wait.

Cleveland becomes the first team in Major League Baseball history to record five shutouts in a single postseason, as the Indians blank the Cubs 1-0 to take a two games to one lead in the best of seven series.

Josh Tomlin, Andrew Miller, Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen combined on the game three shutout victory. Coco Crisp’s pinch-hit, RBI single provided the game’s only run.

Manager Terry Francona improved to 10-and-1 all-time in World Series games with the victory. Game four in Saturday night in Chicago.