After two swings and misses at clinching the World Series, the Indians are now down to their final chance at winning their first title since 1948.
Addison Russell hit a grand slam and drove in a record-tying six runs, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 9-3 win Tuesday night and forcing the Series to a deciding Game 7.
Indians ace Corey Kluber, dominant while winning Games 1 and 4, starts again on short rest tonight at home against big league ERA leader Kyle Hendricks.
The Cubs are trying to overcome a 3-1 Series deficit for their first championship since 1908.
Kris Bryant had four hits for Chicago and homered for the second straight game. Anthony Rizzo also homered.
The Cubs got two gift runs in the first inning when Russell’s pop fly dropped between two outfielders.
Jake Arrieta cruised to the win, adding to his victory in Game 2.