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The Indians spoiled Chicago’s first World Series game at Wrigley Field Billy Williams Jersey in 71 years with a 1-0 nail-biting win over the Cubs in Game 3 on Friday to take a 2-1 series lead.Thanks to stellar pitching yet again from Josh Tomlin and itsbullpen, Cleveland becamethe first team in MLB history to record fiveshutouts in a single postseason. Unfortunately for the Cubs, ace Corey Kluber is taking the mound Saturdayin Game 4 (8 p.m. ET, Fox), looking to give the Tribe a 3-1 series lead.MORE: Ranking the worst World Series winners since 1985Here’s what you need to know about the matchup:Starting pitchers Indians: Kluber(18-9, 3.14 ERA)has made the most of his first postseason, posting a 0.74ERA in his fourstarts, including six-plus shutout innings of work in Game 1 with nine strikeouts against the Cubs. He’ll start on Willson Contreras Jersey short rest for the second time in his career.Cubs’ career numbers vs. Kluber:Ben Zobrist (3 for 16), Anthony Rizzo (1 for 6), Chris Coghlan (1 for 5), David Ro s (2 for 5) are the only Cubs to connect on morethan one hit against Kluber.MORE: Player ratings from Cleveland’s Game 3 winCubs: John Lackey (11-8,3.35 ERA)leads all active pitchers with 22 postseason starts, going 85 with a 3.26 ERAin 25 total playoffappearances. He’snever faced Cleveland in the postseason but is 89 with a 3.92 ERAin 20 regular-season starts against the Indians.Indians’career numbers vs. Lackey:Coco Crisp (5 for 36),Rajai Davis (12 for 35),Jason Kipnis (2 for 12),Mike Napoli (2 for 9), andCarlos Santana (2 for 10) are Joe Maddon Jersey the only Indians with more than one hit against Lackey.What to watch for ALCS MVP Andrew Miller is one strikeout away from tying a postseason reliever record with 28 strikeouts. The reliever threw only17 pitches in 1 1/3 innings on Friday, setting up a potential heavy workload should Kluber need it.Cubs’ batters are4 for 30 with runners inscoring position thisWorld Series.Teams that score first are13-0 during these playoffs since both League Championship Series.