A sensational pitching performance by Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians bullpen have pushed the Chicago Cubs to the brink of seeing their World Series dream die, with a Game 4 defeat on Saturday. Now Game 5 will live stream from Wrigley Field on Sunday as the Cubs, trailing three games to one, turn to their lefty ace Jon Lester to keep their chances of winning their first World Series since 1908 alive.
The Indians have also gone decades without bringing a World Series title home to Cleveland. Their last one came in 1948. But on Sunday night, they have their best opportunity to win the World Series since October 26, 1997, when they played Game 7 of that year’s Fall Classic against the Florida Marlins — only to come up just short, with an excruciating 3-2 loss in 11 innings.
Lester will need to tighten up his performance from Game 1 of the World Series when he surrendered a pair of runs in the first inning and three altogether over 5 2/3 innings, allowing six hits and walking three.
Of course, the Cubs bats will also need to do better, supporting Lester with zero runs as they sank to a 6-0 defeat in the opener.
The Indians counter with righty Trevor Bauer, who was also shaky in his World Series debut, lasting just 3 2/3 while giving up two runs and six hits, along with a pair of free passes, taking the loss as the Cubs’ 5-1 win gave the team that won 103 games in the regular season — more than any other team in baseball — their only win in the World Series so far.
Watch highlights of Game 4, a 7-2 Indians victory, behind six dominant innings from Kluber, in the video below.
To find out how to watch a live stream of the Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago Cubs World Series Game 5, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. First pitch is scheduled for 7:08 p.m. Central Daylight Time at historic Wrigley Field in Chicago on Sunday, October 30 — 8:08 p.m. Eastern Time, 5:08 Pacific.
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To watch a live stream as the Chicago Cubs try to keep their hopes of a first championship in 108 years alive, sending the World Series back to Cleveland for a sixth and, the Cubs hope, seventh game against the Indians, use the streaming link provided by Fox Sports Go by clicking here, or download the Fox Sports Go app to watch the game on most mobile devices. Login credentials from a cable or satellite TV provider will be required to watch the playoff game via Fox Sports Go.
Fans who do not have login credentials, however, can still watch a live stream of the Indians Vs. Cubs World series Game 5 from Wrigley Field legally and for free. The best way to do that is to access the Sling TV “Blue” internet TV package at this link. The package features a variety of channels — including, in selected markets, the Fox network, which will carry the game. Sling Blue costs a subscription fee of $25 per month. But Sling TV offers a seven-day free trial. That means subscribers can choose whether or not to keep the service after they watch the remaining games in the Cleveland vs. Chicago World Series, even if the series goes the full seven games, which would mean it would end with a dramatic Game 7 on Wednesday, November 2.
The Sling TV Blue package offers Fox in the following 17 markets: Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte N.C., Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Gainesville, Fla., Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pa., Phoenix, San Francisco, Tampa, and Washington, D.C. To determine if your location falls within one of those markets, consult the map and listings at this link.
Fans outside of the United States and Canada can purchase the MLB.TV Postseason streaming service for a $9.99 USD fee to view live streams of Game 5, and if they’re needed, Games 6 and 7 of the 2016 World Series by visiting this link.
A free, live audio stream of the Cleveland Indians Vs. Chicago Cubs Game 5 is available from ESPN Radio online at this link, or by downloading the ESPN Radio app for mobile devices.
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