The rumors are true: Andrew Miller is a mortal, just like the rest of us.*
Dexter Fowler found the reliever’s weak spot in the eighth inning of World Series Game 4, picking on an 84-m.p.h. slider and driving it just over the left field fence for the Cubs’ second run of the night. Not only was it the first Cubs home run of the World Series to land in the Wrigley Field bleachers, but it brought an end to Miller’s streak of 24 1/3 scoreless innings in the 2016 postseason.
The Cubs still trail the Indians, 7-2, in the bottom of the ninth inning.
*If the rest of us were among the best pitchers in professional baseball, that is.