The Cleveland Indians jumped all over the Chicago Cubs during Game 1 of the World Series, dominating on the way to a 6-0 victory to take a 1-0 series lead. Corey Kluber broke a record when he threw eight strikeouts in the first three innings, and catcher Roberto Perez hit two home runs to secure the win.

Game 2 could be a different story.

Game 2 preview

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta wasn't quite the Cy Young winner he was in 2015 this year, but he wasn't far off. He had a 3.10 earned run average and accounted for 3.4 Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Meanwhile, it's hard to say what will happen with Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer tonight.

He injured his finger last week while working on his drone, and when he tried to make a start in the ALCS, the blood started dripping perilously from his finger, forcing Cleveland to use their bullpen for the entirety of the game. They'll want to get more out of Bauer tonight, as the injury as presumably healed to the point where that gory scene won't be replayed.

The Chicago bats were asleep in the first World Series game, the third time the team has been shutout this postseason. They're also the first team in over 25 years to be shut out in Game 1 of the World Series. That shouldn't happen again. The movement on Kluber's breaking pitches was remarkable, and Bauer won't be able to mimic that.

Additionally, Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller (who won the ALCS MVP award) threw 46 pitches on Tuesday night, so he's unlikely to go again on Wednesday.

The X-factor

Weather in Cleveland will play a big part in tonight's contest. The forecast of rain and windy conditions forced the MLB to take the rare step and preemptively move the game up by an hour, changing the start time to 7:00 PM ET.

Wet conditions favor a team with a better fastball thrower (the Cubs), but also works to eliminate fielding advantages (also belonging to Chicago).

The pick

The Cubs had one of the best offenses in baseball this season, and it's hard to believe their problems will continue against a limited Trevor Bauer.

If the Indians win tonight, Chicago will be unable to clinch the World Series at home, promising either a Cleveland victory on the road or a return to the city for Games 6 and 7.Score: Cubs 7, Indians 3

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