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Cubs 9, Indians 3 | Series tied, 3-3: After an Eternity, the Cubs and the Indians Will Have to Wait One More Day

The winner will relish what will surely be viewed as a transformative victory in either city. The loser will be left with another chapter of anguish — perhaps the cruelest one in a history of them.

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The Cubs’ Addison Russell, who drove in six runs in the game, reacting as he rounded the bases following his grand slam in the third inning. His home run off the reliever Dan Otero gave Chicago a 7-0 lead.

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“If you’re a fan of baseball, this is the best outcome you could possibly hope for in a World Series anyone’s been alive for,” Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo said. “A couple of years ago it went Game 7, but the Indians not winning since ’48 and us not winning since 1908 — it’s going to be good. History’s going to be written tomorrow, one way or another, and we’ll be a part of it forever.”

History — or anything else — did not appear to weigh on the Cubs on Tuesday. They looked more relaxed than they had over the weekend at Wrigley Field, where they lost two of three despite holding the best home record in…

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