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Addison Russell hit a grand slam and drove in a record-tying six runs, leading the Chicago Cubs over the Cleveland Indians 9-3 Tuesday night and forcing the World Series to a deciding Game 7.
Indians ace Corey Kluber, dominant while winning Games 1 and 4, starts again on short rest Wednesday night at home against big league ERA leader Kyle Hendricks.
The Cubs are trying to overcome a 3-1 Series deficit for their first championship since 1908. The Indians haven't won it all since 1948.
Kris Bryant had four hits for Chicago and homered for the second straight game. Anthony Rizzo also homered.
The Cubs got two gift runs in the first inning when Russell's pop fly dropped between two outfielders.
Jake Arrieta cruised to the win, adding to his victory in Game 2. Closer Aroldis Chapman got four outs before exiting in the ninth.
Russell's slam in the third made it 7-0. He tied Albert Pujols, Hideki Matsui and Bobby Richardson for most RBIs in a Series game.
>>Mets Closer Familia Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges
Mets closer Jeurys Familia was arrested on a domestic violence charge Monday, according to a complaint filed with the municipal court in Fort Lee, New Jersey. According to Andrew Wyrich and Abbott Koloff of the Bergen Record, the complaint says Familia caused "bodily injury to another" person.
Familia was charged with simple assault after police were called to his residence at 2:22 a.m. Monday. Police found reason "to believe that domestic violence had occurred."
Police said in the complaint that Familia caused "bodily injury to another" and that they observed a scratch to the chest and a bruise to the right cheek of the victim, whose name was redacted in the court papers provided to The Record on Tuesday.
In a statement, the Mets said, "The matter was brought to our attention and we are monitoring the situation."
Familia was recently part of an ad campaign featuring athletics condemning domestic violence. In the ad, Familia speaks Spanish and also says, "I am not a fan of domestic violence."
Familia, 27, led MLB with 51 saves in 2016. He had a 2.55 ERA and struck out 84 batters 77 2/3 innings.


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