We knew one long championship drought would end no matter who won this World Series. It’s the Indians who are on the brink after a Game 4 win. Corey Kluber was stellar for the second time this series and Cleveland showed some power that the Cubs have been lacking. The Indians will try to close out the Cubs at Wrigley tonight. Read my Game 4 recap on CBS Local.
The Indians blanked the Cubs last night in the World Series opener. Corey Kluber, Cleveland’s unquestioned ace, was on top of his game. Many feel the Cubs still have the advantage due to their starting pitching depth, but that didn’t do the Mets much good last year. Read about Kluber, the Indians’ young bats, Kyle Schwarber’s return, and more in my Game 1 recap for CBS Local.
No matter who gets to the World Series this year, a long drought will come to an end. The Dodgers last made it to the World Series in 1988; the Cubs haven’t been there since 1945. In the American League, the Indians have been since ’97 and the Jays since ’93. Has there ever been an LCS field with a longer combined pennant drought? The Jays and Dodgers won it all the last time they made it, but the Indians and Cubs have the longest title droughts in their leagues, dating back to 1948 and 1908, respectively.