CLEVELAND — Kyle Schwarber hit two of Chicago’s four solo home runs and the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 10-3 on Tuesday night in the first meeting between the teams since their classic 2016 World Series.

The Cubs won Game 7 of that Series in Cleveland for their first championship since 1908, a game that was delayed by rain in the 10th inning shortly before Chicago took the lead. This matchup was played in a steady rain that began before the first pitch.

The Cubs won three games in Cleveland’s ballpark during the 2016 Series and continued the trend against Josh Tomlin (0-3), who allowed all four homers. Schwarber connected leading off the second and fourth. Willson Contreras went deep in the third and Ian Happ homered in the fourth.

Tyler Chatwood (1-3) won for the first time with the Cubs, allowing one run in six-plus innings. He was pulled after a leadoff single in the seventh.

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was out of the lineup two days after being hit in the head by a pitch. Chicago Manager Joe Maddon said before the game that the 2016 NL MVP has a cut above his left eye but no concussion after being drilled Sunday by Colorado’s German Marquez.

Schwarber is batting .500 (15 for 30) with three homers and eight RBI in seven career games at Progressive Field, including the postseason.

Happ was 3 for 4 with two RBI, and Contreras hit his first home run of the season. The Cubs scored three in the seventh off Zach McAllister and two in the ninth against Matt Belisle.

Tomlin has allowed eight home runs in 122/3 innings over four appearances. The right-hander gave up five runs and seven hits in 32/3 innings.

Jason Kipnis had an RBI groundout in the third, but right fielder Jason Heyward’s throw home got Rajai Davis at the plate to end the inning. Davis tried to score from second on Jose Ramirez’s single, but was out on a headfirst slide.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

YANKEES 8, TWINS 3: Didi Gregorius had another big game at Yankee Stadium with a two-run homer and three RBI, and Gary Sanchez homered twice to help CC Sabathia and New York romp past the Minnesota yet again.

Aaron Judge hit his seventh home run as the Yankees went deep four times for the second straight night. Gleyber Torres had a pair of hits and his first RBI for New York, which extended a winning streak to four for the first time under new manager Aaron Boone and sent the Twins to their season-worst fifth consecutive loss.

MARINERS 1, WHITE SOX 0: Marco Gonzales and four relievers combined on a five-hitter, Mitch Haniger singled home the only run and Seattle won at Chicago.

At 5-15, the rebuilding White Sox are off to their worst start since 1950. That year they opened 5-20 en route to a 60-94 finish.

Gonzales (2-2) was in control almost from the start, allowing five hits and one walk while striking out eight in six-plus innings. The left-hander snapped a run of three starts in which he lasted no more than 42/3 innings.

Seattle broke out on top against fill-in starter Chris Volstad (0-1) in the fourth when Kyle Seager doubled and scored on Haniger’s base hit, both with two outs.


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