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The Legend of Kyle Schwarber: What will Schwarbino do next?

Six months off before his World Series close-up? No problem for the Cubs' man of October. But could the World Series' shift to Wrigley Field get in the way of Kyle Schwarber's run?

Legend of Schwarber growing (1:49)
Cubs' pitchers come through in Game 2 (1:31)
Schwarber drives in two for Cubs in Game 2 (0:59)
Archer: Indians can turn the page quickly (0:52)
On this date: Red Sox break the curse, win 2004 World Series (0:30)
Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Neil Paine, FiveThirtyEight.com

The Indians pitchers have been ridiculously good

The Indians' pitching staff has already taken down two good hitting teams: the Red Sox and the Blue Jays. In Game 1 of the World Series, they were at it again, this time shutting down the Chicago Cubs.

A timeline of Cleveland's historic sports night (0:57)
What could have been for the Cubs (1:25)
LeBron pleased with Miller's strikeout to end seventh (0:20)
The other World Series team (2:26)


Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

You know it's getting deep in October when you walk toward the front desk of the hotel in Chicago and the clerk says, "Mr. Stark, right?"

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Noah Syndergaard's appearance on "Kevin Can Wait" with Kevin James will be Halloween night at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Binghamton Mets will unveil their new team nickname on Nov. 3. The finalists for the team's new identity are the Bullheads, Gobblers, Rocking Horses, Rumble Ponies, Stud Muffins and Timber Jockeys. Binghamton is the Mets' Double-A affiliate.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Throwback Thursday: Newspaper on this morning, 20 years ago. The Yankees dynasty begins

Malinda Adams ESPN 

Progressive Field after Game 2 of the World Series.


Bucci Mane @Buccigross

Ben Zobrist: 2-for-4, 3B ... He's 5-for-8 in the first 2 games of World Series (he was 6-for-36 in the first 2 rounds)

Charles Moynihan ESPN 

A night after the Cavaliers received their rings and the Indians opened the World Series with a win, downtown Cleveland is desolate.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

That decision to move up the start time of World Series Game 2 is looking awfully smart as the rain pours down at Progressive Field following tonight's Cubs win.

Charles Moynihan ESPN 

A week ago he was taking swings in the Arizona Fall League. Now, he is a ballast in the middle of the Cubs line-up as the World Series shifts to Chicago.