Michael Brantley

World Series: How the Cubs and Indians match up

A position-by-position look at the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians going into the World Series, starting Tuesday night at Progressive Field:


First Base:

Cubs: Anthony Rizzo. A cancer survivor and top contender for NL MVP this season, Rizzo was the first member of Chicago's current young core to arrive, in a January 2012 trade with San Diego. Now, he's a power-hitting staple with a patient eye in the middle of a loaded lineup. Rizzo busted out of a 2-for-26 slump by going 7 of 14 with two homers and five RBIs over the last three games of the NL Championship Series.

Indians: Mike Napoli. Pasted on T-shirts all over town, "Party at Napoli's" has...