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Cubs flip script: Vintage Arrieta, Schwarber even World Series

For their first Fall Classic victory since 1945, the Cubs went all 2015 on the Tribe by riding the Jake Arrieta-Kyle Schwarber combo to a Game 2 win.

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)
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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)
Kornheiser advises Bartman to not return until Cubs win it all (1:19)
The other World Series team (2:26)


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.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

In honor of Andrew Miller, Greenhouse Tavern in downtown Cleveland sold Miller High Life for 1 cent today. They sold 389 cans.

Charles Moynihan ESPN 

The Cubs even the World Series behind a solid outing by Jake Arrieta and the remarkable resurgence of Kyle Schwarber.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Mike Napoli on the length of the game: "They had good time of possession."

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Terry Francona on Kyle Schwarber: "I can see why Theo (Epstein) sent a plane for him. I would too."

Charles Moynihan ESPN 

Fly the W.


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Un gran grupo de aficionados de los Cachorros cantan "Go Cubs, go.." tras victoria en Cleveland.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Love Willson Contreras's passion for detail, but this game will be remembered when they discuss limiting catcher mound visits.