INDIANS LIVE|Final: Cubs 9, Indians 3

11:40 p.m.

Addison Russell catches final out as Cubs force Game 7 at Progressive Field with a 9-3 victory over Indians.

11:22 p.m.

Cubs add two more in ninth as Rizzo hits a 2-run shot to right. Cubs up 9-2 and 3 outs away from forcing Game 7 on Wednesday that would start at 8 p.m. sharp.

10:56 p.m.

The Indians get two baserunners in the seventh inning. Lindor appears to beat out an infield hit to load the bases.

The Cubs challenge the play and Sam Holbrook's call is overturned, keeping the Indians behind by five runs with two innings to go.

10:24 p.m.

With two outs in the sixth, Maddon relieves Arrieta, bringing in Montgomery. He gave up three hits and and struck out nine.

Cubs lead 7-2 going to seventh.

9:59 p.m.

Jason Kipnis' second extra-base hit — a solo homer — reduces Cubs lead to 7-2 after five.

Jeff Manship relieves Danny Salazar for the Cubs' sixth.

9:38 p.m.

Indians fans had plenty to cheer in fourth. Kipnis doubled to break up Arrieta's no-hitter then scored on Napoli's single.

Right fielder Jason Heyward dove to snag a line drive hit by Ramirez. After Chisenhall and Crisp walked to load the bases, Naquin struck out, keeping the Indians behind 7-1.

9:04 p.m.

Addison Russell sends Otero's third pitch into the bleachers for a grand slam and 7-0 Cubs lead.

The Cubs loaded the bases with a walk and two hits off Tomlin.

8:48 p.m.

No one reaches base for either team in the second as Cubs lead 3-0. Arrieta has four strikeouts in two innings.

8:34 p.m.

Francisco Lindor draws a 2-out walk but is stranded when Arrieta strikes out Napoli to end the first. Cubs lead 3-0.

8:25 p.m.

Jake Arrieta has a 3-0 lead before he takes the mound. Josh Tomlin retired the first two Cubs then two-out lightning struck. After Kris Bryant homered, Anthony Rizzo and Ben Zobrist singled.

Addison Russell hit a flyball to right-center than landed in between Lonnie Chisenhall and Tyler Naquin for a 3-0 lead.

7:38 p.m.

Fans are beginning to fill the seats on an Indian Summer night (it's like 70 degrees with little wind.

Fans are chanting "Let's Go Tribe" hoping to see a champion crowned.

Last time Cleveland had a champion win at home was the 1964 Browns defeating the Colts.

The Indians have two World championships — 1948 and 1920. The latter was clinched at home.

5:10 p.m.

The sun is peeking out from behind some high clouds as the Indians warm up on the field for Game 6 of the World Series.

An Indians win tonight ends the 2016 MLB season.

The Indians are going with Coco Crisp in left field, rookie Tyler Naquin in center and Lonnie Chisenhall in right. Carlos Santana is the DH.

Thanks to the DH, the Cubs have Kyle Schwarber back in the lineup, this time batting second. (That means Indians fans will get to relish Joe Buck's thoughts on Schwarber in the first inning).

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