Kyle Schwarber may not be able to play in the field but he has been getting on base so manager Joe Maddon moved him up to the No. 2 spot in the Cubs lineup for Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday night at Progressive Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:08 p.m. CT. Here’s the lineup:
Schwarber, who was unable to start in any of the three games at Wrigley Field, has three hits and two walks so far in the Series. He tore two ligaments in his left knee in the third game of the season and was not medically cleared to play in the field, so Schwarber has been limited to being the designated hitter. He batted fifth in Games 1 and 2 in Cleveland.
Jake Arrieta will make his fourth postseason road start, which is tied for the most by any pitcher in a single postseason. It’s the most by any Cubs pitcher, topping Kerry Wood’s three postseason road starts in 2003.
The Indians pitchers have been tough, combining for a 1.84 ERA in the five games so far. The Cubs were batting .210 in the World Series, and have been outhomered, 5-2.