"For throwing nasty breaking balls,
Cleveland's aces were well-versed.
The Cubs knew they must strike quickly;
they knew they must strike first.
The game had barely started,
a momentary blip,
And with one swing from Fowler,
the score was one to zip."
"In the bottom of the fifth,
Chicago's hopes were high.
The four-run lead looked solid,
unless something went awry.
But then, a simple base on balls
turned the game around.
Joe Maddon met with Hendricks,
and pulled him from the mound."
"With the count at three and one,
Hayward raced ahead.
But the catcher's throw was errant,
so on to third he sped.
Now, with only one out,
Chicago's hopes were stirred.
But the pitcher squelched the rally,
with Heyward left on third."
"The Cubs went to the weight room,
and held a meeting then and there.
The Cleveland comeback left many
with frustration and despair.
But Heyward admonished the team
to forget what had transpired.
He reminded them how good they were,
that they could do what was required."