10/24/2016 | MLB.com experts predict the World Series
The 112th World Series is almost ready to begin, with the Cubs and the Indians set to get things going with Game 1 at Progressive Field. As we await first pitch, a collection of MLB.com analysts, columnists and reporters shared their thoughts on who will come out on top.
10/24/2016 | If given chance, Tribe to run wild vs. Lester
Jon Lester's trouble throwing to bases is no secret -- he went the entire 2014 season without a pickoff attempt to first -- and does not require an in-depth advanced scouting meeting to discover. So, as the Indians, one of baseball's elite running teams, prep for facing Lester in Game 1 of the World Series tonight, it absolutely is part of Cleveland's game plan.
10/24/2016 | Francona's support cherished by players
The Indians are a byproduct of manager Terry Francona's genius and have a chance to win their first World Series in 68 years despite being hit hard by injuries to the rotation. But when Francona's current and former players are asked about him, they do not begin with any of the X's and O's. Instead, they begin with the man himself.
10/24/2016 | Routine-driven Kluber a rock for Indians
During a season where the Indians have endured injuries to several members of the pitching staff, Corey Kluber has been a rock for the team's rotation.
10/24/2016 | Ramirez arrives in time to help Tribe's run
Versatile Indians' third baseman Jose Ramirez finished second in the American League in doubles (46) and seventh in average (.312) with the second-fewest strikeouts (62) among qualified hitters.
10/24/2016 | Kluber puts WS tickets to good use
Here's some breaking news: World Series tickets -- especially tickets to this particular World Series, which involves the two teams with the longest active championship droughts in baseball -- are valuable. Even the briefest perusal of the secondary market would confirm as much, but the players and personnel associated with the Indians and Cubs also have that value confirmed by the sheer number of people who have come out of the woodwork (long-lost cousins, otherwise unknown neighbors, etc.) to request some assistance.
10/24/2016 | In Fall League, World Series foes are teammates
Teammates in the Arizona Fall League, prospects from the Cubs and Indians are experiencing their teams' postseason runs together.
10/24/2016 | Tribe's staff aims to remain stingy in Series
While the Cubs have scored multiple times in an inning 10 times in 10 postseason games, the Indians have allowed more than one run in an inning exactly once -- in the only game they lost. With the degree of difficulty ratcheted up to new heights, Cleveland's ability to continue holding teams without any crooked numbers may determine its final, and most important, inflection point of October.
10/24/2016 | Kipnis confident ankle won't be an issue
Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis, who suffered a mild left ankle sprain during the club's American League pennant-clinching celebration last week, does not expect the injury to be an issue when World Series play opens tonight.
10/24/2016 | 6 moves that got Tribe, Cubs to the Series
This year's World Series matchup between the Cubs and the Indians might be the most compelling we've seen in a long time. In addition to the extensive World Series droughts for both clubs, we also have two rosters loaded with recognizable stars, including Kris Bryant, Francisco Lindor, Jon Lester, Corey Kluber and many more.
10/24/2016 | Oct. 24 Corey Kluber workout day interview
Indians right-hander Corey Kluber meets with the media prior to Monday's workout.
10/24/2016 | Oct. 24 Terry Francona workout day interview
A workout day interview with Indians manager Terry Francona.
10/24/2016 | Baez, Lindor have special baseball connection
Francisco Lindor on one side. Javier Baez on the other. The energy, atmosphere and anticipation all electric. What? You think we're talking about Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night at Progressive Field? No, no, although that'll be cool, too.
10/24/2016 | Tribe to include pitcher Salazar on WS roster
Danny Salazar's comeback bid has culminated in a spot on the Indians' World Series roster.
10/24/2016 | World Series ceremonies set for Games 1, 2
Indians legends Kenny Lofton and Carlos Baerga are scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitches before Games 1 and 2, respectively, of the World Series that begins tonight against the Cubs at Progressive Field.
10/24/2016 | Indians' curator delves deep into club's past
It was found in a small box inside an office at Progressive Field. There is a small blue gem on a silver setting, which is fixed to a black stone. That rests inside a gold frame, which is attached to a long thin chain. It is a delicate physical reminder of one of the great years in Indians history.
10/24/2016 | Francona is Sporting News' AL Manager of Year
Indians skipper Terry Francona has been named Sporting News' American League Manager of the Year, as selected by a panel of 29 Major League managers.
10/24/2016 | Cubs, Tribe set to meet with media today
Today is 2016 World Series Media Day, and the Indians and Cubs will step in front of the cameras and lay out their plans for the best-of-seven duel to become baseball lords of the rings.
10/23/2016 | World Series positional breakdown: Cubs vs. Tribe
You might say it's a matchup that's been decades in the making. One way or another, either Chicago or Cleveland is going to end a historic postseason drought in the World Series. Let's break it down position by position.
10/23/2016 | DYK: History lesson: 20 amazing Cubs and Indians facts
Despite their lack of championship pennants in recent years, both the Cubs and Indians boast long and storied histories that involve some of the greatest players to ever step onto the baseball diamond.
10/23/2016 | Series has a wrinkle for Chicagoland's Kipnis
Why did it have to be the Cubs? That was Jason Kipnis' initial reaction. The Indians' second baseman was born and raised in Northbrook, Ill., a suburb on Chicago's North Side. Reaching the World Series has been a dream come true for Kipnis and his Cleveland teammates, but there is now a torturous tone to it for him.
10/23/2016 | C's the day before: Chicago, Cleveland ready
One way or the other, a long wait will end at the conclusion of the World Series, as the Indians, 68 years after their last Series title, face the Cubs, who haven't been on top of the baseball world in 108 years.
10/23/2016 | Tomlin's dad will be there for Game 3 start
Josh Tomlin got the nod to start Game 3 of the World Series in Wrigley Field. His father, Jerry, got the nod to travel to Wrigley to watch his son pitch. Enter one of the great subplots of an Indians-Cubs World Series loaded with them.
10/23/2016 | Salazar throws sim game, could pitch in Series
Wild Thing might just be the Indians' wild card for the World Series. During Sunday's workout, right-hander Danny Salazar took the mound at Progressive Field as the song, "Wild Thing," blared through the stadium's sound system. The hard-throwing starter then worked through a three-inning simulated game, taking another important step in his potential return from a strained right forearm, and in his quest to make the World Series roster.
10/23/2016 | How long has it been for Tribe, Cubs? Papers tell story
No matter who wins this World Series, history will be made and a long-suffering fan base on the north side of Chicago or the shores of Lake Erie will witness a far-too-rare title. To truly comprehend just how rare, let's hop in the hardball time machine and revisit the world the day after each team last won a Fall Classic on the front pages of the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Chicago Daily Tribune.
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