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Corey Kluber Needs To Channel His Inner Curt Schilling

So the World Series comes down to one single game, winner take all - something all baseball fans pray for every single year. There is a lot of the line tonight, as the Cubs try to break their 108 year drought, and the Indians try to win their first World Series since 1948. It's been a LONG time for both cities.

Two of Cleveland's three wins have come on nights Corey Kluber has taken the mound. Kluber pitched games 1 and 4, which Cleveland won both games easily. Kluber was masterful in both games, and is getting the ball in game 7 tonight for a chance to win a World Series.

In two starts Kluber has thrown 12 innings, allowing 9 hits, 1 run, 1 walk and struck out 15 batters.

Game 1

  • 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K
    • Gets the W in an Indians 6-0 victory

Game 4

  • 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
    • Gets the W in an Indians 7-2 victory
Let's turn back the clock a little bit. What Kluber is doing, brings back memories of Curt Schilling's World Series performance.

We  all remember the 2001 World Series, in which the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the New York Yankees in 7 games, winning the series on a walk-off single by Luis Gonzalez off of the great Mariano Rivera.

Curt Schilling was remarkable, getting the start in games 1, 4 and 7. He did everything possible to limit the Yankees offense and gave Arizona the chance to win a World Series.

In three starts Schilling threw 21.1 innings, allowing 12 hits, 4 runs, 4 earned runs, 2 walks and struck out 26 batters. Unbelievable.

Game 1

  • 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K 
    • Gets the W in a D'backs 9-1 victory

Game 4

  •  7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K
    • Gets a ND, D'backs lose 4-3

Game 7

  • 7.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 9 K
    • Gets a ND, D'Backs win 3-2
If Kluber wins tonight and goes 3-0 in the World Series, it will be one of the greatest performance in MLB history and he'll be the first pitcher to win 3 starts in a World Series since Mickey Lolich did it for Detroit in 1968. Let's just hope this one is as good as game 7 back in 2001. Corey Kluber World Series