The two best words a sports fan can hear are game seven, and that is exactly what Wednesday has in store as the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians face off for the final contest of the 2016 baseball season. The Cubs were able to tie the series up on Tuesday when their offense exploded for nine runs and won Game 6 9-3. The only drawback was Cubs manager Joe Maddon felt it necessary to bring in his closer, Aroldis Chapman, in the seventh inning and used him for multiple innings for the second outing in a row. That is just one reason why the Indians will wind up winning Game 7 and their first title since 1948.

Cubs have no clue how to solve Kluber

The Indians will send 2014 American League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber to the mound for the third time in this series. The Cubs were unable to get much going in the first two games Kluber pitched. In Game 1 he tossed six shutout innings with nine strikeouts. In Game 4 he threw another six innings this time allowing one run with six strikeouts. Kluber was able to pick up the win in both games and if he got the win in Game 7 he would be the first pitcher to win three games in a single World Series since Mickey Lolich achieved the feat with the 1968 Detroit Tigers.

A well rested bullpen

The main weapons in the Indians bullpen got the game off last night because the Cubs took a significant lead early on. Andrew Miller, Cody Allen and Bryan Shaw all are ready to go and shouldn't have any issues with fatigue.

On the other side of the diamond the only bullpen member that Maddon seems to trust is Chapman and he has been used heavily in the last couple of games. Starters John Lackey and Jon Lester will also probably be available, and though some teams have had success using starters as relievers in the past, it is always a risk using somebody in a role they are simply not accustomed to in a high pressure situation.

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Short starts from Cubs starters

The Cubs pitchers haven't been allowed to hang around and get in trouble in this series. That was true when Kyle Hendricks first took the mound in this series, he lasted just 4 1/3 innings, and will likely be true when he takes the mound tonight at Progressive Field. Getting four innings from the piecemeal bullpen will simply be too much to ask.

By the end of the night the Cleveland Indians will have won their third World Series title and the city of Cleveland will be partying for the second time in six months.

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