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Cubs strike first on Indians miscue

The World Series moved a little closer to a Game 7 before the Indians even picked up a bat on Tuesday.

After two quick outs, the Indians fell apart in the first inning of Game 6, allowing three runs, two of which were on a costly misplay.

Kris Bryant lashed a two-out homer off Josh Tomlin over the tall wall in left field at Progressive Field.

Tomlin, pitching on three days rest for just the second time in his career, had looked sharp early, getting ahead of the first three batters he faced, including Bryant. But Bryant deposited an 0-2, 76-MPH curveball for the first run of Game 6.

Tomlin would allow singles to Anthony Rizzo and Ben Zobrist to put runners on first and third.

It appeared as if Tomlin would escape when Addison Russell lofted a fly ball to right center. It was center fielder Tyler Naquin’s ball to catch, but with right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall racing over, Naquin did not take charge. The ball dropped in and the Cubs had a 3-0 lead on what was officially ruled a two-run double for Russell.

— Andrew Marchand

Cleveland looking World-Series ready

Hours before first pitch, the city of Cleveland is prepping for the prospect of winning its second title in less than five months. Here’s a look at the city before Game 6 of the World Series:

Not everyone’s feeling the pressure

Cubs shortstop Addison Russell doesn’t seem fazed by the prospect of another elimination game, as evidenced by his pregame dance moves.

Get to the game at all costs

A couple fans were spotted outside Progressive Stadium with signs that expressed their dedication to getting into Game 6.

Dispatch from Chicago

Much of the attention is centered around Cleveland Tuesday night, but don’t forget about Chicago, where a few fans at the Blackhawks-Flames game are showing their support for the Cubs as well. These fans will be able to see parts of Game 6 in the arena.

J.R. Smith repping the Indians

Count Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith among the Cleveland Indians supporters. Smith arrived for his team’s game against the Houston Rockets donning an Indians hat.