In the bottom of the third inning, the Cubs appeared to be in some trouble. The Indians had just scored a run and threatened several more, and Game 7 of the World Series was tied 1-1.

But in the top of the fourth, Kris Bryant singled, advanced to second on a hit-by-pitch and moved to third on a fielder’s choice.

That led to this shallow fly ball, off the bat of Addison Russell.

What a send by Cubs’ third-base coach Gary Jones. With a good throw from Rajai Davis, Bryant would have been out and Jones would have looked like an idiot.

Instead, Bryant beat the throw and the Cubs took a 2-1 edge.

Chicago expanded its lead the very next batter, when Willson Contreras hit a line drive to center field that was slightly misplaced by Davis.

Javy Baez led off the fifth inning with a home run to right-center, giving the Cubs a 4-1 lead.

This one is far from over, but let’s just say Cubs fans are starting to count down the outs.

About Alex Putterman

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