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Cubs even the score with Indians with 5-1 victory in Game 2 of the World Series

The Chicago Cubs celebrate after their 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians in Game 2 of the World Series Wednesday night in Cleveland. The Series shifts to Chicago Friday for Game 3 tied at a game apiece.
The Chicago Cubs celebrate after their 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians in Game 2 of the World Series Wednesday night in Cleveland. The Series shifts to Chicago Friday for Game 3 tied at a game apiece. The Associated Press

A statistical look at Chicago’s 5-1 victory over Cleveland on Wednesday:

1: Stolen bases it takes in the World Series to mean free tacos for everyone next week at Taco Bell.

3: Hits by the Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber, who missed all but three games during the regular season after suffering a torn ACL, in seven World Series at-bats.

5: No-hit innings to start the game by Chicago pitcher Jake Arrieta, who became the first pitcher to get that deep in a Series game with a no-hitter since David Cone of the New York Yankees in 1998.

5: Hits by Chicago’s Ben Zobrist in eight World Series at-bats.

9-1: Indians manager Terry Francona’s record in World Series games.

38: Postseason strikeouts by Arrieta, who had six in Game 2, giving him sole possession of first on the Cubs’ all-time postseason list with 44.

43: The gametime temperature of 43.

71: Years since the Cubs last won a World Series game (they beat Detroit 8-7 in 1945 to force Game 7).

87: Pitches thrown by Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer in 3 2/3 innings.

98: Pitches thrown by Arrieta in 5 2/3 innings.

103: Pitch velocity reached by Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman in getting the final four outs.

176: Combined years since either the Cubs or Indians have won a World Series championship.

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Compiled by Stu Rosenberg

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