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Game 7 of the World Series is in extra innings and a rain delay

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Update (11:55 PM EDT): We’re in a rain delay before the start of the 10th inning. The tarp is on the field.

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The Cubs were four outs away from winning the World Series and they had lights-out closer Aroldis Chapman on the hill — just the way they drew it up. Chapman entered after Jon Lester gave up an infield single with two outs in the bottom of the eighth. Rajai Davis, who to this point had made two defensive miscues, redeemed himself by swatting a game-tying two-run home run down the left field line, knotting the game at six runs apiece.

According to FanGraphs, the Indians’ odds of winning the game shot up to 52.5 percent from 12 percent. In Game 7 of the World Series. There have only been a handful of home runs hit that have provided a bigger swing in the World Series.

And it’s begun to rain in Cleveland. The forecast is calling for rain the rest of the night and through the early morning. There’s a possibility that this could take a while. It hearkens back to Game 5 of the 2008 World Series between the Phillies and Rays. Due to rain, that game was suspended in the top of the sixth inning on October 27 and resumed on the 29th. Let’s hope that won’t be the case here.

David Price has opted out of the 2020 season

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David Price has opted out of the 2020 season. he’s the biggest star to do so to date. He said the that he will not play the 2020 season, citing health concerns because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Price joins Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross of the Washington Nationals, Ian Desmond of the Colorado Rockies, Mike Leake of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and free agent Tyson Ross on the list of players who have chosen not to take part in the season.

Price, who was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Dodgers in a five-player deal in February, previously agreed to pay more than 200 Dodgers minor leaguers $1,000 each to make up for lost wages. He was poised to enter the fifth season of a seven-year, $217 million contract he signed with the Red Sox in December of 2015. Per the terms of the agreement between the MLBPA and MLB, Price will not be paid for the 2020 season.