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Indian News & Notes: Pitching, fielding, hitting woes lead to Game 2 loss

Morning News & Notes, October 27, 2016

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Indians took 5.1 innings to get a hit off Jake Arrieta, but by that time, the hole they dug was too deep to get out of. This was as complete a loss as they come, as the Cubs outhit, outpitched and outfielded the Tribe to even the Series.

Chicago 5 - Cleveland 1

Recaps

Almost nothing goes right in 5-1 loss to Cubs - Let's Go Tribe - The World Series has become a best of 5.

Cubs top Indians to even World Series | MLB.com - Arrieta went 5 1/3 innings before allowing a hit, and combined with Mike Montgomery and Aroldis Chapman on a four-hitter to spark the Cubs to their first win in the World Series since Oct. 8, 1945, a 5-1 victory over the Indians that evened the best-of-seven Fall Classic at one win apiece.

Cleveland Indians fall to Chicago Cubs, 5-1; World Series moves to Wrigley tied, 1-1 | cleveland.com - Trevor Bauer didn't need a cut man Wednesday night. What he needed was fewer pitches and more strikes. A couple of runs would have been appreciated as well.

More on Game 2

Game 2 doesn't go according to plan for Tribe | MLB.com - Well, Cleveland did avoid getting no-hit by Jake Arrieta, despite early signs to the contrary, so that was a positive. But that was quite literally the only high point of a loss that was the antithesis of everything that got them here.

Indians can't overcome struggling offense | MLB.com - "I think you've seen us in these playoffs where we haven't hit so well and somehow have still found ways to win games," Kipnis said. "Tonight, the other team just did a good enough job of scoring more runs than we did, and it came back to haunt us without hitting."

Indians use Danny Salazar for inning of relief | MLB.com - Indians right-hander Danny Salazar hadn't pitched since Sept. 9 due to a right forearm strain, but he proved he was ready to contribute with his first professional relief appearance Wednesday.

Other Indians News

Indians' Tomlin to pitch in Series with ailing dad in stands | Bellingham Herald - While his dad sat on a bucket in their backyard catching, little Josh Tomlin pretended he was pitching in the World Series. He's about to do it for real. And his dad, Jerry, recently paralyzed from the chest down following a medical scare that threatened his life, will be there in Chicago watching.

For Cleveland Indians, it's on to Chicago and their biggest challenge yet -- Terry Pluto (photos, video) | cleveland.com - On to Chicago. On to Wrigley Field, where the Chicago Cubs were 57-24. On to the biggest test the Cleveland Indians will have this season. On to where both teams will really feel the weight of baseball history.

Indians giving World Series tickets to man who gave up seat for Kenny Lofton | WKYC.com - Fellow Ohioan Ken Kostal had given up his seat on an L.A. to Cleveland flight to former Cleveland Indian Kenny Lofton so Lofton could make it to Cleveland in time to throw out the ceremonial first pitch in the World Series Monday.

Baseball commissioner and Cleveland Indians owner to talk about Chief Wahoo in post-season meeting, report says | cleveland.com - Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred told ESPN's Mike & Mike sports show Tuesday that he plans to meet with Cleveland Indians owner Larry Dolan after the season to discuss the team's controversial team logo, Chief Wahoo.

Musician releases song celebrating the Cleveland Indians and lifting the Curse of Rocky Colavito - Cleveland Indians - Ohio

Tom Hamilton not heard on Indians' local radio affiliates during World Series - Due to ESPN's contract with Major League Baseball, local affiliates are not allowed to carry team broadcasters during the World Series.

Cleveland Orchestra Wishes Indians Good Luck with Special Performance - Cleveland, OH Patch - The city's orchestra played a rousing rendition of the Superman theme. See their performance and feel inspired.