Chicago keep World Series hopes alive

Kris Bryant

Kris Bryant’s home run sparked a three-run fourth innings for the Cubs

The Chicago Cubs kept their World Series hopes alive with a 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians at Wrigley Field.

Back-to-back home losses had left the Cubs on the brink of defeat in the best-of-seven series, but Sunday’s win means they trail 3-2 as they return to Cleveland for Tuesday’s Game Six.

Kris Bryant’s fourth-innings home run proved decisive as the Cubs claimed a first home World Series win since 1945.

The Cubs have gone 108 years without winning baseball’s biggest prize.

The Indians last won in 1948 and can end that drought – the second longest in baseball behind the Cubs – with victory on Tuesday.

Game Seven, if required, will also be played in Cleveland, on Wednesday.