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David Ross sacrificed his body to get the Cubs out of trouble in the 1st inning of WS Game 1

The first inning of the Cubs' first World Series game in 71 years got off to a less-than-ideal start for Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester. After quickly retiring the first two batters he faced, he proceeded to yield a single to Francisco Lindor and then walked back-to-back batters to load the bases. One swinging bunt single and one hit batsman later, Cleveland found itself with a 2-0 lead and the bases still loaded for Lonnie Chisenhall.
Fortunately for Lester, his personal catcher, David Ross, was willing to sacrifice his body in support of his pitcher. Chisenhall popped up a 1-1 pitch straight behind the plate. The ball was heading directly for the netting, but Ross went all-out for it, caught it and then did his best Aaron Rowand impression by face-planting into the padding behind home plate without dropping the ball.

Thanks to Ross' Herculean effort, the side was retired and the immediate threat was abated. As if that weren't enough, he was able to remain in the game and proceeded to get a single in his first at-bat in the top of the third inning.
Unfortunately for Ross, the Cubs' offense fell short in their attempts to overcome the early deficit and they lost the game, 6-0. Tune in tonight (7 p.m. ET game time on FOX, 6 p.m. ET pregame show on FS1) to see if the Cubs can even up the series at one game apiece.

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