World Series Game 5: Indians at Cubs (7:00 CT) – Lineups, Game Thread, Watch

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World Series Game 5: Indians at Cubs (7:00 CT) – Lineups, Game Thread, Watch

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In the absence of baseball (grumble), Marquee Sports Network is re-running the top-14 games from the Chicago Cubs historic 2016 World Series run. And since I freakin’ love that idea, I thought we might play along by posting regular Pre-Gamin’ posts before each and every one.

Game 5 of the World Series is tonight at 7:00, and this is the 12th televised event in this series so far (Game 1 of the NLDS, Game 2 of the NLDS, Game 4 of the NLDS, Game 1 of the NLCS, Game 4 of the NLCS, Game 5 of the NLCS, Game 6 of the NLCS, World Series Game 1, World Series Game 2, World Series Game 3, World Series Game 4). Now the fun begins.

 Alright, from now on, we’ll pretend like we’re back on that night. Mostly. 

After a magical regular season and a couple of postseason series victories, the 2016 Chicago Cubs are on the brink of elimination. In other words … We got them right where we want them. I know there’s a lot of disappointment out there right now, given the way this series has gone (and how close we are to the promised land), but the Cubs still have life in them, and if we’ve learned absolutely anything about this team this season, we know that’s all they need.

Plus, Jon Lester is on the mound tonight, and he lives for these moments. It’s his superpower. And if the Cubs manage to get past the Indians and swing the series back to Cleveland, we’ve got Jake Arrieta and Kyle Hendricks on tap for the final two games. Those are the bones of a plan that could work. Now we just have to trust that it will.

Go Cubs.


Game Info

Cleveland Indians (3-1) at Chicago Cubs (1-3) – Sunday, March 28th at 7:00 CT on Marquee Sports Network

Or … watch the condensed game right here:

Starting Pitchers

Indians: Trevor Bauer (R)


Cubs: Jon Lester (L)

Cleveland Indians:

  1. Rajai Davis – LF
  2. Jason Kipnis – 2B
  3. Francisco Lindor – SS
  4. Mike Napoli – 1B
  5. Carlos Santana – LF
  6. José Ramírez – 3B
  7. Brandon Guyer – RF
  8. Roberto Pérez – C
  9. Trevor Bauer – P

Chicago Cubs:

  1. Dexter Fowler – CF
  2. Kris Bryant – 3B
  3. Anthony Rizzo – 1B
  4. Ben Zobrist – LF
  5. Addison Russell – SS
  6. Jason Heyward – RF
  7. Javy Báez – 2B
  8. David Ross – C
  9. Jon Lester – P

Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami