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Follow updates from our Mike Harrington and several select accounts as the Cleveland Indians host the Chicago Cubs in Game Two of the World Series. Tweets from https://twitter.com/TBNSports/lists/world-series-coverage !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.i…

CLEVELAND -- For 11 years, Jim Rosenhaus was one of the voices of summer in Buffalo. The period from 1996-2006 was a golden age of the city's baseball history, with three league championships and eight playoff berths for the Bisons as the Indians' top affiliate, and Rosenhaus was behind the microphone for all of them as the Herd's radio and TV play-by-play man. But don…

CLEVELAND -- Corey Kluber plus Andrew Miller and a wrapup from Cody Allen. As expected. A big bat from Roberto Perez. Not expected. The Cleveland Indians rode a pitching formula that's been just about unbeatable in October and a stunning two-homer night from their light-hitting catcher to a 6-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs Tuesday night in the opener of the World Serie…

CLEVELAND -- The implausible became possible Tuesday night as Kyle Schwarber returned to the Chicago Cubs' lineup for Game One of the World Series more than six months after a serious knee injury had apparently ended his season. Schwarber batted fifth and served as the designated hitter against the Cleveland Indians, going 1 for 3 with a walk. His booming double off the…

Follow updates from our Mike Harrington and several select accounts as the Cleveland Indians host the Chicago Cubs in Game One of the World Series. Tweets from https://twitter.com/TBNSports/lists/world-series-coverage !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.i…

BELIEVELAND -- The lament was always these things never happen here. Now it seems like everything is happening here. The dateline you see in the preceding paragraph was the title of an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary that was released in May about woes at title time in Cleveland, Ohio. Things like The Shot (Cavaliers 1989), The Drive (Browns 1987), The Fumble (Browns 1988) a…

CLEVELAND -- Welcome to the Somebody-Has-to-Win World Series. And the star of the show, the team with the national following that will likely drive television ratings for the Fall Classic to where they haven't been in at least a decade, is clearly the Chicago Cubs. While the Cleveland Indians haven't won a championship since 1948, they got to this point in 1954 and a…

CLEVELAND -- Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis grew up rooting for the Cubs in the Chicago suburb of Northbrook and even lived close enough to Steve Bartman to see police protecting the infamous fan's home in the fall of 2003. But he wanted to make it very clear how he felt Monday: He's not conflicted one iota about this World Series. "You're happy for all the friends…

Terry Francona was ushered into the interview room Wednesday moments after managing the Indians into the World Series, so he was late arriving to their postgame celebration. He walked into the clubhouse just as players stopped spraying champagne and started speaking to the media. The Indians actually struggled to get the party started. It was if they weren’t exactly s…

TORONTO – Ryan Merritt finally allowed himself to smile during the only meeting Terry Francona had with him on the mound. The kid nobody knew before Game Five came through better than anyone expected, perhaps better than he expected, before leaving the game in the fifth inning. Merritt threw only 49 pitches, including 33 strikes, but it was enough for Cleveland. The I…

Follow updates from our Bucky Gleason and several accounts as the Toronto Blue Jays host the Cleveland Indians in Game Five of the American League Championship Series. Tweets from https://twitter.com/TBNSports/lists/blue-jays-coverage !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.cre…

Larry Owens scooped regular, salted and Cajun peanuts into bags, and sold them to families for more than a quarter-century at Buffalo Bisons games. His fans, who called him the “the Peanut Man,” knew they could find him on the concourse by Section 104 at Coca-Cola Field. But come next season, he will not be there. Owens died Sunday at the age of 71, leaving th…

TORONTO – Josh Donaldson knew his teammates understood the situation when he took the floor Tuesday in the Blue Jays’ clubhouse before Game Four. He couldn’t possibly tell them anything they didn’t already know after dropping the first three games in the American League Championship Series. The message, with the Jays facing elimination against the Indians, was l…

TORONTO – Terry Francona had two options in the seventh inning Tuesday, and neither was overly inviting. The Blue Jays had runners on first and third after relief pitcher Bryan Shaw throwing error on Jose Bautista’s dribbler to the mound. Francona knew he had little choice. If he pitches to Josh Donaldson, who had been the Blue Jays best hitter in the postseason and…