Remember Coco Crisp?
Well, you certainly will after you see what happened in Game 3 of the World Series.
The Major League Baseball veteran is no stranger to the postseason, and he’s already proven this October that he still can come up with a clutch hit. So, when the Cleveland Indians left fielder was called to pinch hit for reliever Andrew Miller in the top of the seventh inning Friday night at Wrigley Field, we probably should have predicted he’d do something like this:
That RBI pinch-hit single proved to be the difference, as the Indians held on for a 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs in Game 3. It also gave Cleveland a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-seven-game series.
The Indians’ bullpen also was a big factor once again. Miller, Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen combined to pitch 4 1/3 scoreless innings after starter Josh Tomlin was pulled in the fifth. The Cubs did have a chance to tie or even win it in the bottom of the ninth, but Allen struck out Javier Baez with runners on second and third to end the game.
The two teams will be back at it Saturday night in Game 4 at 8 p.m. ET.
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