The Cleveland Indians have been the Cinderella story of the 2016 MLB season and have brought that fairytale as far as they possibly can. The Indians realize the fate they're playing against; the Chicago Cubs have not won a World Series since 1908 and everyone watching, playing, and breathing tonight will know that, but the Indians have no reason to care. Cleveland throws Corey Kluber on the mound to face off against the Cubs' ace Kyle Hendricks. Hendricks won 16 games and boasted a 2.61 ERA during the regular season, but Kluber has nothing to be nervous about.

Corey Kluber's postseason has been spectacular

He has pitched 30.1 innings in the playoffs prior to game seven and has allowed only three earned runs through five starts. The Indians ace won in game's one and four earlier in this series by surrendering nine hits and one earned runs in 12 innings with 15 strikeouts. Kluber's dominance has stymied the Cubs for the past week and half, and Kluber realizes that.

Don't let the media deceive you: the Indians and Corey Kluber have plenty of advantages

Admittedly, Chicago seems to have the momentum after a huge 9-3 victory in game six, but Cleveland needs to keep in mind that the Indians are extremely well-equipped to win this game. The series ends in the city it began, alleviating the Indians of dealing with a raucous Chicago crowd. However, home-field advantage is not the only aspect of this game in favor of the Tribe.

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Andrew Miller's lethal relief arm saw no action in game six, giving him plenty of rest for the winner-take-all match-up. On the flip side, Cubs reliever Aroldis Chapman threw 20 pitches yesterday, and could be less available tonight as a result. The pressure on Kluber's shoulder must be lightened knowing that going only five or six innings could get the job done. Kluber's focused demeanor could very easily lead the Indians to a win and secure the city of Cleveland's first World Series title since 1948.

Either way, history is on the line for both of these teams.

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