Schwarber hits 2 HRs as Cubs beat Indians in Series rematch

CLEVELAND (AP) The memories of winning a championship two years ago came flooding back for the Chicago Cubs when they arrived at Progressive Field on Tuesday.

The positive feelings continued once the game began.

Kyle Schwarber hit two of Chicago's four solo home runs during a 10-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians in the first meeting between the teams since their classic 2016 World Series.

The Cubs won Game 7 of that Series in Cleveland for their first championship since 1908. While the significance of the latest victory didn't come close to matching that, the Chicago players were reminded of it everywhere they turned.

''I like to think about the World Series, especially about all of the adversity we faced,'' Schwarber said. ''That was the moment we all live for, and we want to get back to it.''

Cubs shortstop Addison Russell, who doubled and scored in the second, was excited about the return.

''Just walking off the bus, into the stadium, you get a sense of nostalgia,'' he said. ''The first thing I noticed when we got in the clubhouse was they replaced the carpet, which was nice. I think we messed it up pretty good. I was thinking about that great memory, walking around with my World Series champion shirt on.''

Even the weather was similar. Game 7 was delayed by rain in the 10th inning shortly before Chicago took the lead. This matchup was played in a steady rain that began before the first pitch.

The Cubs won three games in Cleveland's ballpark during the 2016 Series and continued the trend against Josh Tomlin (0-3), who allowed all four homers. Schwarber connected leading off the second and fourth. Willson Contreras went deep in the third and Ian Happ homered in the fourth.

Schwarber is batting .500 (15 for 30) with three homers and eight RBIs in seven career games at Progressive Field, including the postseason. The left-handed hitter, who grew up in southwest Ohio, made his major league debut in Cleveland in 2015. He had six hits in his first two starts.

''Obviously, he sees the ball well here,'' Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. ''His debut was here, so that was adrenalin. The World Series was adrenalin. Now he's starting to hit the ball really well, so he showed up in Cleveland at the right time.''

Tyler Chatwood (1-3) won for the first time with the Cubs, allowing one run in six-plus innings. He was pulled after a leadoff single in the seventh.

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was out of the lineup two days after being hit in the head by a pitch. Maddon said before the game that the 2016 NL MVP has a cut above his left eye but no concussion after being drilled Sunday by Colorado's German Marquez.

Maddon said he would speak with Bryant before making out Wednesday's lineup.

Happ was 3 for 4 with two RBIs, and Contreras hit his first home run of the season.

Tomlin has allowed eight home runs in 12 2/3 innings over four appearances. The right-hander gave up five runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings.

Jason Kipnis had an RBI groundout in the third, but right fielder Jason Heyward's throw home got Rajai Davis at the plate to end the inning. Davis tried to score from second on Jose Ramirez's single, but was out on a headfirst slide. Cleveland challenged but the call was upheld.

Heyward also took a hit away from Kipnis with a sliding catch in the sixth.

''It was one of those games where we got down early and it just ... it was 5-1, but it seemed like more and they spread it out,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said. ''It's kind of a miserable night and it's more miserable when you're losing.''

The teams complete the two-game series Wednesday night. The Cubs have won four of five and are two games over .500 (11-9) for the first time this season.

The rain intensified throughout the game, leaving puddles in the infield and causing Cubs reliever Steve Cishek to slip on the mound several times. The inclement weather led to a crowd of 16,408.

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It only seemed natural the topic of the World Series was brought up before the game.

''It was one of the most interesting Series, probably ever,'' Maddon said.

Davis' eighth-inning home run off closer Aroldis Chapman tied the game and caused the ballpark to shake from the crowd reaction. Davis downplayed the significance of that moment on this series.

''We have to put it in perspective,'' he said. ''It's not October, nor is it November. It's not World Series baseball. It's a lot different.''

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Cubs LHP Jon Lester (2-0, 3.10 ERA) faces RHP Trevor Bauer (1-2, 2.67) in the series finale. Lester went 1-1 with a 3.68 ERA in three appearances against Cleveland during the 2016 World Series.

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CHC11-9
02120030210151
CLE12-9
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  • W: T. Chatwood (1-3)L: J. Tomlin (0-3)
  • HR: CHC - K. Schwarber 2 (6), W. Contreras (1), I. Happ (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Almora CF51110032.315.362.481.8441.5
J. Baez 2B51210011.299.365.7401.1055.5
A. Rizzo 1B51210011.170.290.226.5173.5
W. Contreras C41111113.274.361.438.8006.5
T. La Stella 3B50120011.300.364.367.7302.5
K. Schwarber DH52222003.302.413.6351.04812.0
A. Russell SS51100011.217.316.290.6062.5
J. Heyward RF41200001.277.360.431.7914.0
I. Happ LF42321011.259.306.448.7559.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS20000101.218.292.345.6361.0
    E. Gonzalez SS10110000.222.300.222.5222.0
    J. Kipnis 2B40010115.165.245.212.4561.5
    J. Ramirez 3B31300100.266.376.557.9336.0
    Y. Alonso 1B40000004.213.280.440.7200.0
    E. Encarnacion DH40110021.154.241.321.5621.0
    T. Naquin RF20100100.279.326.349.6752.0
    a- B. Guyer PH-RF10000001.125.152.219.3700.0
    R. Perez C30000132.154.267.269.536-0.5
    B. Zimmer CF42300011.271.295.373.6685.5
    R. Davis LF30000134.176.263.235.498-0.5
    • a-grounded into a double play for Naquin in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Baez 2 (7), A. Russell (5), J. Heyward (2)
    • HR - W. Contreras, K. Schwarber 2 (6), I. Happ (3)
    • RBI - A. Almora (7), J. Baez (24), A. Rizzo (6), W. Contreras (7), T. La Stella 2 (7), K. Schwarber 2 (16), I. Happ 2 (7)
    • 2-Out RBI - W. Contreras (6), T. La Stella (5), I. Happ 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Ramirez (2), B. Zimmer (3)
    • SH - F. Lindor (2)
    • RBI - E. Gonzalez, J. Kipnis (5), E. Encarnacion (7)
    • 2-Out RBI - E. Gonzalez
    BASERUNNING
    • Picked Off - T. Naquin
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - J. Heyward (2)
    • E - I. Happ
    FIELDING
    • E - Z. McAllister
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Chatwood (W, 1-3)6.04115503.741.7120.5
    S. Cishek1.01001202.251.252.0
    J. Wilson1.02110005.591.970.0
    L. Farrell1.02100300.001.002.5
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Chatwood (W, 1-3)6.0
    S. Cishek1.0
    J. Wilson1.0
    L. Farrell1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Tomlin (L, 0-3)3.27550349.242.05-6.5
    D. Otero1.10000304.150.924.5
    T. Olson1.00000003.860.433.0
    Z. McAllister1.05330008.101.65-5.0
    N. Goody1.01000301.170.913.5
    M. Belisle1.02221007.361.36-2.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - J. Wilson (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 92-49, S. Cishek 18-10, J. Wilson 8-5, L. Farrell 17-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 7-3, J. Wilson 1-1
    • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 24, S. Cishek 5, J. Wilson 4, L. Farrell 5
    PITCHING
    • WP - M. Belisle
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Tomlin 61-40, D. Otero 18-14, T. Olson 17-10, Z. McAllister 30-25, N. Goody 13-11, M. Belisle 21-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Tomlin 2-6, D. Otero 1-0, T. Olson 3-0, Z. McAllister 1-2, M. Belisle 2-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Tomlin 18, D. Otero 4, T. Olson 3, Z. McAllister 8, N. Goody 4, M. Belisle 6
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    CHC11-9
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    CLE12-9
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Almora CF51110032.315.362.481.8441.5
    J. Baez 2B51210011.299.365.7401.1055.5
    A. Rizzo 1B51210011.170.290.226.5173.5
    W. Contreras C41111113.274.361.438.8006.5
    T. La Stella 3B50120011.300.364.367.7302.5
    K. Schwarber DH52222003.302.413.6351.04812.0
    A. Russell SS51100011.217.316.290.6062.5
    J. Heyward RF41200001.277.360.431.7914.0
    I. Happ LF42321011.259.306.448.7559.5
    Total4210151041914-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      F. Lindor SS20000101.218.292.345.6361.0
      E. Gonzalez SS10110000.222.300.222.5222.0
      J. Kipnis 2B40010115.165.245.212.4561.5
      J. Ramirez 3B31300100.266.376.557.9336.0
      Y. Alonso 1B40000004.213.280.440.7200.0
      E. Encarnacion DH40110021.154.241.321.5621.0
      T. Naquin RF20100100.279.326.349.6752.0
      a- B. Guyer PH-RF10000001.125.152.219.3700.0
      R. Perez C30000132.154.267.269.536-0.5
      B. Zimmer CF42300011.271.295.373.6685.5
      R. Davis LF30000134.176.263.235.498-0.5
      Total31393061019-----
      • a-grounded into a double play for Naquin in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Baez 2 (7), A. Russell (5), J. Heyward (2)
      • HR - W. Contreras, K. Schwarber 2 (6), I. Happ (3)
      • RBI - A. Almora (7), J. Baez (24), A. Rizzo (6), W. Contreras (7), T. La Stella 2 (7), K. Schwarber 2 (16), I. Happ 2 (7)
      • 2-Out RBI - W. Contreras (6), T. La Stella (5), I. Happ 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Ramirez (2), B. Zimmer (3)
      • SH - F. Lindor (2)
      • RBI - E. Gonzalez, J. Kipnis (5), E. Encarnacion (7)
      • 2-Out RBI - E. Gonzalez
      BASERUNNING
      • Picked Off - T. Naquin
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Heyward (2)
      • E - I. Happ
      FIELDING
      • E - Z. McAllister
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Chatwood (W, 1-3)6.04115503.741.7120.5
      S. Cishek1.01001202.251.252.0
      J. Wilson1.02110005.591.970.0
      L. Farrell1.02100300.001.002.5
      Total9.09326100---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Chatwood (W, 1-3)6.0
      S. Cishek1.0
      J. Wilson1.0
      L. Farrell1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Tomlin (L, 0-3)3.27550349.242.05-6.5
      D. Otero1.10000304.150.924.5
      T. Olson1.00000003.860.433.0
      Z. McAllister1.05330008.101.65-5.0
      N. Goody1.01000301.170.913.5
      M. Belisle1.02221007.361.36-2.0
      Total9.0151010194---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Tomlin (L, 0-3)3.2
      D. Otero1.1
      T. Olson1.0
      Z. McAllister1.0
      N. Goody1.0
      M. Belisle1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Wilson (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 92-49, S. Cishek 18-10, J. Wilson 8-5, L. Farrell 17-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 7-3, J. Wilson 1-1
      • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 24, S. Cishek 5, J. Wilson 4, L. Farrell 5
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Belisle
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Tomlin 61-40, D. Otero 18-14, T. Olson 17-10, Z. McAllister 30-25, N. Goody 13-11, M. Belisle 21-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Tomlin 2-6, D. Otero 1-0, T. Olson 3-0, Z. McAllister 1-2, M. Belisle 2-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Tomlin 18, D. Otero 4, T. Olson 3, Z. McAllister 8, N. Goody 4, M. Belisle 6
      • 9TH INNING
        Gonzalez singled to center, Zimmer scored103
        La Stella grounded out to second, Rizzo scored, Contreras to third102
        Rizzo singled to left center, Baez scored92
      • 8TH INNING
        Encarnacion reached on an infield single to third, Ramirez scored82
      • 7TH INNING
        La Stella singled to center, Almora scored, Rizzo to third81
        Baez grounded out to second, Happ scored, Almora to second71
        Almora reached on bunt single to pitcher, Heyward scored, Happ to third on McAllister fielding error61
      • 4TH INNING
        Happ homered to left51
        Schwarber homered to right41
      • 3RD INNING
        Kipnis grounded out to third, Zimmer scored31
        Contreras homered to left30
      • 2ND INNING
        Happ singled to center, Russell scored20
        Schwarber homered to right10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Matt Belisle relieved Nick Goody
        • J. Baez: Baez doubled to deep left
        • A. Rizzo: Ball, Rizzo singled to left center, Baez scored
        • W. Contreras: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Contreras walked, Rizzo to second
        • T. La Stella: Ball, Rizzo to third, Contreras to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Ball, La Stella grounded out to second, Rizzo scored, Contreras to third
        • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Schwarber flied out to center
        • A. Russell: Ball, Russell grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Luke Farrell relieved Justin Wilson
        • R. Perez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • B. Zimmer: Foul, Zimmer singled to left center, Zimmer to second on left fielder Happ fielding error
        • R. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • E. Gonzalez: Gonzalez singled to center, Zimmer scored
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Gonzalez to second on fielder's indifference, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Kipnis struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Nick Goody relieved Zach McAllister
        • Erik Gonzalez at shortstop
        • A. Russell: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Russell struck out swinging
        • J. Heyward: Foul, Ball, Heyward doubled to left
        • I. Happ: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Happ struck out on foul tip
        • A. Almora: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Almora struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Justin Wilson relieved Steve Cishek
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez doubled to deep left
        • Y. Alonso: Alonso flied out to right
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ramirez to third on wild pitch, Strike looking, Encarnacion reached on an infield single to third, Ramirez scored
        • Brandon Guyer hit for Tyler Naquin
        • B. Guyer: Ball, Guyer grounded into double play third to second to first, Encarnacion out at second
        • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Zach McAllister relieved Tyler Olson
        • J. Heyward: Strike swinging, Ball, Heyward singled to center
        • I. Happ: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Happ singled to right, Heyward to third
        • A. Almora: Strike looking, Almora reached on bunt single to pitcher, Heyward scored, Happ to third on McAllister fielding error
        • J. Baez: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Foul, Baez grounded out to second, Happ scored, Almora to second
        • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Rizzo reached on an infield single to second, Almora to third
        • W. Contreras: Contreras flied out to center
        • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, La Stella singled to center, Almora scored, Rizzo to third
        • K. Schwarber: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Schwarber flied out to left
        • Middle of the 7th (3 Runs, 5 Hits, 1 Error)
        • T. Chatwood Pitching:
        • T. Naquin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Naquin reached on an infield single to second
        • Steve Cishek relieved Tyler Chatwood
        • R. Perez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • B. Zimmer: Zimmer doubled to deep left, Naquin to third
        • R. Davis: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lindor walked
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kipnis flied out to center
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Tyler Olson relieved Dan Otero
        • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, La Stella grounded out to second
        • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Schwarber grounded out to pitcher
        • A. Russell: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Russell grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Chatwood Pitching:
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Kipnis lined out to right
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Alonso popped out to second
        • E. Encarnacion: Encarnacion flied out to right
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Otero Pitching:
        • J. Baez: Foul, Baez grounded out to pitcher
        • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Rizzo struck out looking
        • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Contreras struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Chatwood Pitching:
        • R. Perez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Perez walked
        • B. Zimmer: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Zimmer struck out swinging
        • R. Davis: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Lindor grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Tomlin Pitching:
        • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Schwarber homered to right
        • A. Russell: Ball, Russell lined out to right
        • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Ball, Heyward lined out to center
        • I. Happ: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Happ homered to left
        • Dan Otero relieved Josh Tomlin
        • A. Almora: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Almora struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Chatwood Pitching:
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Alonso grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Encarnacion struck out looking
        • T. Naquin: Ball, Strike looking, Naquin grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Tomlin Pitching:
        • J. Baez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Baez struck out looking
        • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rizzo grounded out to second
        • W. Contreras: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Contreras homered to left
        • T. La Stella: La Stella lined out to center
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Chatwood Pitching:
        • B. Zimmer: Zimmer reached on bunt single to pitcher
        • R. Davis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Davis walked, Zimmer to second
        • F. Lindor: Lindor hit sacrifice bunt to third, Zimmer to third, Davis to second
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Kipnis grounded out to third, Zimmer scored
        • J. Ramirez: Ramirez singled to right, Davis out at home
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Tomlin Pitching:
        • T. La Stella: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, La Stella struck out looking
        • K. Schwarber: Ball, Foul, Ball, Schwarber homered to right
        • A. Russell: Ball, Russell doubled to deep right center
        • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Strike looking, Heyward flied out to center
        • I. Happ: Foul, Ball, Happ singled to center, Russell scored
        • A. Almora: Almora popped out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Chatwood Pitching:
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
        • T. Naquin: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Naquin walked
        • R. Perez: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Perez struck out looking
        • B. Zimmer: Naquin picked off at first, pitcher to first
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Tomlin Pitching:
        • A. Almora: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Almora struck out swinging
        • J. Baez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Baez doubled to right
        • A. Rizzo: Rizzo flied out to shallow left
        • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Ball, Contreras grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Chatwood Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Lindor grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kipnis walked
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ramirez singled to left, Kipnis to second
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Alonso grounded into double play third to second to first, Ramirez out at second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)