Cubs beat Indians in Game Two, World Series tied 1-1

Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras is forced out at home as Cleveland Indians catcher Roberto Perez throws to first during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the Major League Baseball World Series Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras is forced out at home as Cleveland Indians catcher Roberto Perez throws to first during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the Major League Baseball World Series Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

CLEVELAND (AP) – Jake Arrieta was back in 2015 form tonight in Cleveland. So was Kyle Schwarber as the Chicago Cubs built a 5-1 lead over the Indians through seven innings in Game 2 of the World Series.

Arrieta had a no-hitter until Jason Kipnis hit a one-out double in the sixth. Kipnis came around to score on a wild pitch, moments before Mike Napoli singled to end Arrieta’s night after 5 2/3 innings.

Arrieta struck out six and walked three in addition to allowing two hits.

Schwarber was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI singles after going 1-for-3 in his return to the lineup in Game 1 last night. Schwarber missed the entire National League playoffs and all but two regular-season games after tearing knee ligaments on April 7 at Arizona.

Aroldis Chapman got the final four outs and the Chicago Cubs have completed a 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians that tied the World Series at one game apiece.

Game 3 is Friday night, when the Series returns to Wrigley Field in Chicago for the first time since 1945.

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