Cubs Magic Number: 1 – News With Mary Dixon

The Cubs are taking the World Series to a decisive Game 7 tonight, after spanking Cleveland 9-3 in Game 6. Kris Bryant led off with a home run in the first inning and went 4-for-5. Addison Russell drove in two more in the first inning when Cleveland’s fielders missed his fly ball … then hit a grand slam in the third.  Anthony Rizzo added a two-run homer in the ninth. Jake Arrieta struck out nine for the win. While some Chicagoans are trekking east, parking restrictions will be in force in Wrigleyville through Friday morning.

Tonight’s first pitch: 7 p.m. Cubs Kyle Hendricks v. Cleveland’s Corey Kluber.

PROGRAMMING NOTE: 8:30 a.m. Thursday will be our final visit of the season with Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper — and what a glorious season it’s been.

In other news … in Des Moines, Iowa, they’re looking for the man who ambushed and killed two police officers … With 6 days to go before the election, the FBI is defending its release of documents from a 15-year-old investigation into President Bill Clinton’s pardon of a hedge fund trader, and Donald Trump is suggesting early voters in Wisconsin change their votes … Chicago aldermen have voted to remove the Trump Plaza signs around the downtown hotel bearing his enormous name … The Chicago Teachers Union has ratified a new four year contract … Alabama’s governor is issuing a state of emergency after the explosion of a gasoline pipeline on Monday. The blast has caused a hike in gas prices in the southeastern US. The Blackhawks beat the Flames … It’ll be cloudy with a chance of rain today, and a high in the upper-60s.

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