With great pitching and greater hitting the Cleveland Indians silenced Chicago and their fans with a dominating 7-2 game 4 win. The Cubs needed this game to even up the series, but instead find themselves in a 3-1 World Series hole.
It's been proven over and over again in these situations; great pitching beats great hitting. Indians ace starting pitcher Corey Kluber gave up five hits for only one run through six innings. Then pitchers Andrew Miller and Dan Otero allowed only two hits for one run to close out the Cubs and the game.
Again, the national media appear to be favoring a team in a major broadcasting market, that is the Chicago Cubs. The announcers seemed at times almost as speechless and subdued as the Wrigley Field fans. When Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning to squash all hope of a Cubs comeback, the ensuing silence was as spooky as a black cat crossing your path on Halloween; in Chicago.
Today the Indians have a chance to sweep the Cubs in Chicago and earn their first World Series championship since 1948. If you ask me the curses of Goats, Black Cats and Bartman are alive and well in the Windy City. Go Tribe! Just put'em out of their misery.