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Indians ace Corey Kluber breaks forearm after being hit by line drive

Two-time AL Cy Young Award winner breaks arm in 4-2 lossTimetable for Kluber’s return to be clarified on ThursdayCorey Kluber got hit hard again, and the last line drive really hurt. The struggling Cleveland Indians right-hander broke his right forearm…

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Why is Cleveland Indians’ Trevor Bauer MLB’s most hated man?

A climate skeptic and Twitter troll, the pitcher claims he’s only good at two things: ‘throwing baseballs and pissing people off’He may not be the most reviled man in US sports just yet, but Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer seems hell-bent on ear…

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Frank Robinson, hall of famer and MLB’s first black manager, dies aged 83

Robinson broke barriers when he took charge of ClevelandHis 586 home runs stand 10th on baseball’s all-time listHall of famer Frank Robinson, the first black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, has…

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MLB looks into allegations Houston Astros have cheated during playoffs

Cleveland said to have lodged formal complaint over matterMetro Boston claims man with camera removed from gameA person familiar with the situation says the Cleveland Indians have filed a complaint with Major League Baseball about a man associated with…

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Cleveland Indians to remove divisive Chief Wahoo logo

MLB team’s mascot deemed as racist by many AmericansClub will continue to sell Chief Wahoo merchandiseThe divisive and hotly debated Chief Wahoo logo is being removed from the Cleveland Indians’ uniform next year.The polarizing mascot is coming of…

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Washington’s Max Scherzer, Cleveland’s Corey Kluber win Cy Young Awards

Scherzer wins third Cy Young Award and second in National LeagueKluber takes American League honor with 28 of 30 first-place votesMax Scherzer of the Washington Nationals coasted to his third Cy Young Award, winning Wednesday for the second straight ye…

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Aaron Judge catches fans’ hearts in an MLB season for the ages | Matthew Engel

From pre-season fringe player to MLB star, the rookie has taken the US by storm this summer in the Yankees’ march to unlikely post-season successOn Sunday night at Yankee Stadium, Francisco Lindor of the Cleveland Indians hit a baseball towards the rig…

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MLB playoffs: Yankees come back from 2-0 series deficit to beat Indians

  • New York will play Houston Astros for place in World Series
  • Didi Gregorius’s home runs help team to 3-2 series victory

Didi Gregorius, following in the October footprints left by Derek Jeter, homered twice off Corey Kluber as the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 in Game 5 on Wednesday night to complete their comeback from a 2-0 deficit in the Division Series and dethrone the AL champions.

These Yankees staved off elimination for the fourth time in this postseason and advanced to play the Houston Astros in the AL Championship Series starting on Friday at Minute Maid Park.

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Unstoppable Cleveland Indians set baseball record with 21st straight win

Cleveland break American League mark for consecutive victoriesAll-time major league streak of 26 was set by 1916 New York GiantsThe Cleveland Indians won their 21st straight game on Wednesday, 5-3 over the Detroit Tigers, to set a AL winning-streak rec…

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Baseball in 2016: from Cubs win! to Scully’s sayonara, 10 memorable moments

Another year of baseball is gone, goodbye: David Lengel takes a look back at the best, worst and most controversial moments of the 2016 season

It was Game 7 of the World Series, and baseball history was busy pulling the Chicago Cubs back into a boiling cauldron of curses. Rajai Davis’ eighth inning, game-tying home run off the Cubs’ Aroldis Chapman had turned Cleveland’s Progressive Field into a mosh pit, with slightly fewer title-starved Indians fans ripping off their shirts in frenetic celebrations.

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Cubs fans, take note: when my Red Sox finally won, I no longer knew who I was | Dave Bry

I’m a Boston fan, and loserdom defined me – until it suddenly didn’t. Cubs fans might find that after winning the World Series, baseball is never the same again

What an absolutely wonderful World Series we just watched. Close games, dominant pitching, spectacular plays; both teams boasting bright young stars (Bryant and Rizzo! Lindor and Ramirez!) buttressed by tested vets (Lester and Ross, Napoli and Crisp); the two best, most lovable managers in baseball (Maddon, Francona). And all the weight of all that history, all that futility – both franchises, defined by failure. One hundred and eight Sisyphean years had passed since the Cubs won the world championship. An almost-as-excruciating 68 for the Indians. Hollywood movies have been made about the haplessness of these teams. It could not have been scripted any better. This was a series any fan with a heart simply did not want to end.

Related: How the Chicago Cubs faced down history and killed a century-old curse

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How the Chicago Cubs faced down history and killed a century-old curse

On Wednesday night, for the Cubs at least, the World Series ended in that rarest of things: an authentic, earned happy ending

There was a baseball game last night.

There are three stories to tell about it, and they’re stacked on top of each other, tottering, each bigger than the last and relying on the one below it to make sense. The first story: the Cubs took a 6-3 lead into the eighth inning of Game 7 of the World Series, and Aroldis Chapman blew it. Then he won the game.

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Cubs win first World Series title since 1908 after beating Indians in Game 7

The most famous drought in US sports is over. The Chicago Cubs are World Series champions for the first time since 1908 after they beat the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 on Wednesday night in the most thrilling of contests. The Indians, whose own barren spell goes back to 1948, face the added wound of having let a 3-1 lead in the series slip.

If the Cubs were anxious at the prospect of facing down history, their nerves were soon settled a little. Dexter Fowler connected early with a lead-off home run. But the Cubs were sloppy in the field and Javier Baez committed a couple of errors as the Indians found their way back into the game at 1-1.

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World Series 2016 Game 7: Chicago Cubs v Cleveland Indians build-up – live!

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Game seven. It’s been said they’re the two greatest words in sports – besides, perhaps, free beer or brunch burger – a one-off crucible where the winners through the years have been minted as legends and the losers cruelly fitted with goat horns.

Tonight the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians will face off in the seventh game of a World Series that’s deadlocked at three games apiece. The ultramarathon that is the Major League Baseball season – more than 200 games when you include spring training, the 162-game regular season and the play-offs – is reduced to a sprint.

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Bryan will be here shortly, in the meantime here’s Les Carpenter on what will be a historic night:

Late Tuesday had turned to early Wednesday, and if the Cleveland Indians’ collapse hadn’t been indignity enough, their manager Terry Francona had become a prisoner in his own stadium.

He left a postgame interview in a room beneath the stands, and tried to walk back to the team’s clubhouse – only to run into a mob of fans leaving Cleveland’s 9-3 Game 6 World Series loss to the Chicago Cubs. The crowd was filtered through two barriers set up in the corridor, forcing Francona and a team public relations man to stop as the fans pushed through. The opening between the barriers was controlled by a vigilant security guard, who appeared unconcerned that the home team’s manger was standing at the other end trying to get past.

Related: Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians face a World Series Game 7 for the ages

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World Series 2016 Game 7: Chicago Cubs v Cleveland Indians build-up – live!

5.46pm GMT

Game seven. It’s been said they’re the two greatest words in sports – besides, perhaps, free beer or brunch burger – a one-off crucible where the winners through the years have been minted as legends and the losers cruelly fitted with goat horns.

Tonight the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians will face off in the seventh game of a World Series that’s deadlocked at three games apiece. The ultramarathon that is the Major League Baseball season – more than 200 games when you include spring training, the 162-game regular season and the play-offs – is reduced to a sprint.

5.28pm GMT

Bryan will be here shortly, in the meantime here’s Les Carpenter on what will be a historic night:

Late Tuesday had turned to early Wednesday, and if the Cleveland Indians’ collapse hadn’t been indignity enough, their manager Terry Francona had become a prisoner in his own stadium.

He left a postgame interview in a room beneath the stands, and tried to walk back to the team’s clubhouse – only to run into a mob of fans leaving Cleveland’s 9-3 Game 6 World Series loss to the Chicago Cubs. The crowd was filtered through two barriers set up in the corridor, forcing Francona and a team public relations man to stop as the fans pushed through. The opening between the barriers was controlled by a vigilant security guard, who appeared unconcerned that the home team’s manger was standing at the other end trying to get past.

Related: Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians face a World Series Game 7 for the ages

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Chicago Cubs force Game 7 showdown after win over Cleveland Indians – video report

The Chicago Cubs set up an historic winner-take-all Game 7 of the World Series by crushing the Cleveland Indians 9-3 on Tuesday. In a World Series where the Cubs once trailed three games to one and appeared all but dead, their 9-3 game 6 victory set up what will be the most joyous or painful night in either franchise’s history

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Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians face a World Series Game 7 for the ages

In a conclusion that could only be imagined in Hollywood, these two long-suffering franchises play one final game on Wednesday night – the biggest in either team’s history

Late Tuesday had turned to early Wednesday, and if the Cleveland Indians’ collapse hadn’t been indignity enough, their manager Terry Francona had become a prisoner in his own stadium.

Related: Chicago Cubs crush Cleveland Indians to set up historic World Series game 7

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World Series Game 6: Cubs crush Indians to set up historic decider

When Game 7 ends on Wednesday night at Progressive Field one of baseball’s most famed droughts will finally end. And one will remain agonizingly out of reach.

The Chicago Cubs set up a decider in the best of seven series after they defeated the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night with an early display of the offense that has often deserted them during this most thrilling of series. It was two of their young stars who sparked victory. Kris Bryant scored a solo home run in the first inning before Addison Russell tore the game apart at the top of the third, giving the Cubs a 7-0 lead. Despite a minor fightback from the Indians it was a lead Chicago would not relinquish for the rest of the evening.

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World Series 2016 Game 6: Chicago Cubs v Cleveland Indians – live!

The Indians lead 3-2 – and they can clinch a first World Series since 1948 in Game 6 at Progressive Field. Follow all the action live with Hunter Felt

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Hunter will be here shortly. In the meantime, read why Cleveland want to celebrate in front of their home fans:

The Indians’ passionate fanbase is ready to erupt at Progressive Field on Tuesday night, where temperatures are expected to reach about 70F at game time. Victory over the Cubs would see them become the first Cleveland sports team to clinch a title at home since the Browns won the NFL championship game in 1964.

Related: Indians return to home ballpark ready to clinch first World Series since 1948

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Indians return to home ballpark ready to clinch first World Series since 1948

  • Indians hope to end streak of 68 years without a title in Game 6
  • Cubs’ Jake Arrieta starts on five days’ rest against Indians’ Josh Tomlin
  • No team since the ‘85 Royals have won a World Series from 3-1 down

It’s been 68 years since the Cleveland Indians won the World Series – and even longer since they won it at home.

Related: World Series Game 5: Chapman shines to keep Cubs’ hopes alive against Indians

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