Teams that score first had been 12-0 through the LCS and game 1 of the World Series, so Chicago had to be feeling great when Rizzo doubled home Kris Bryant to open the scoring in the top of the first.
Corey Kluber tossed a dominant six innings, striking out nine and Roberto Perez drove in four as Cleveland took game one convincingly.
Schwarber, who injured his knee in a collision with Dexter Fowler just two games into the season, has been rehabbing in the Arizona Fall League since October 17th.
Chicago took an early lead and Kyle Hendricks dominated the Dodgers, en route to a 5-0 victory and a berth in the 2016 World Series.
While this wasn’t a must win game for either team, history tells us that the winner of game 5 in LCS history goes on to win the series 70% of the time.
The 29 year old outfielder batted .303 with 22 HR and 68 RBI for the Tigers last year, despite missing nearly two months, but the front office is seemingly reluctant to hand out extensions at this point – especially considering that Martinez’s next contract could be well into 9 figures.
As the Los Angeles Dodgers take the field at Chavez Ravine today, they will have a special guest in attendance. Vin Scully, who broadcasted Dodger games for 67 years makes his return to Dodger Stadium for the first time since his retirement.
The Cubs took advantage of shaky defense and used the long ball en-route to a 10-2 thrashing of the Dodgers.
The Cleveland pitching staff combined for their second shutout of the series, allowing just six hits and no walks.
Rich Hill threw six scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and two walks, while the bullpen combined for three innings of shutout ball.