Francona confident as Indians and Cubs clash in historic Game 7

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CLEVELAND — It’s do or die for both the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs tonight as the teams will take the field for Game 7 of the World Series after the Cubs’ 9-3 win Tuesday night.

What more can you ask for?

The Indians have a chance to win the World Series for the first time since 1948.  But to do it, they’ll have to be much better than they were Tuesday.

There’s been so much talk about the Cubs battling back from that 3-1 deficit. The Cleveland Cavaliers did it this past summer against Golden State.

In the last 10 World Series Game 7s, the home team has won nine times. 

But Indians manager Terry Francona said he’s confident in the fact that he’s got his ace, Corey Kluber, on the hill in the most important game of the season.

“That’s a good feeling and I know they love their guy too as they should,” Francona said. “It’s Game 7. You’ve got two really good pitchers. It’ll be exciting.”

First pitch is at 8 p.m.

There has been a lot of talk about Charlie Sheen, who played Ricky “the Wild Thing” Vaughn in the movie “Major League,” throwing out the first pitch, but it will instead be the slugger Jim Thome to do the honors tonight.

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