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CLEVELAND -- Trevor Bauer had hoped to pitch a bloody good game. Wholesale Orioles Jerseys . Instead, he had trouble finding the plate and his pitch count rose rapidly.Nine days after he walked off the mound with his stitched-up right pinkie dripping blood as if in some horror flick, Bauer failed to finish the fourth inning and left the Cleveland Indians with a two-run deficit. The Chicago Cubs went on to a 5-1 victory Wednesday night behind Jake Arrieta, tying the World Series at one game apiece as it heads to Wrigley Field for the first time since 1945.I just wasnt sharp for whatever reason, Bauer said.His postseason interrupted by a sliced finger, the result of tinkering with one of the drones he enjoys flying as a hobby, Bauer never got into a flow against the Cubs. He started six of his first nine batters with balls while scattering pitches high, low and wide. Anthony Rizzos RBI double in the first and Kyle Schwarbers run-scoring single in the third -- his first hit on a 3-0 pitch -- built Chicagos 2-0 lead.They never let him settle into the game, Indians manager Terry Francona said. They didnt chase. They had a lot of deep counts.Bauer said he entered the start with his normal routine, but did throw to batters on Monday. He needed 87 pitches to get 11 outs on the 43-degree night.Tough conditions to play in, obviously, he said.A 25-year-old right-hander selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks from UCLA with the third pick in the 2011 amateur draft, Bauer is somewhat of an eccentric. He prepares for starts by making long tosses of about 300 feet between the foul poles. In an era when his colleagues are trying to refine and master two or three pitches, he throws a four-seam fastball, sinker, curveball, cutter, slider and changeup.His curve stymied him early against the Cubs.Its tough on a cold night, Bauer said. Theres no moisture in the air, really. Its slippery. Its hard to get a feel for it. Went up in the cage after the second inning and threw like 20 or 30 of them and got the feel for it, and I thought I was pretty good after that.Bauer won a career-best 12 games this year, but his notoriety increased exponentially after he got hurt Oct. 14. His finger was cut by his toys propeller, a mishap that delayed his AL Championship Series outing against Toronto.Bauer had the drone at the news conference before his Game 3 start, saying, I brought my friend to answer any questions about what happened that I cant answer.Bauer lasted just two outs against the Blue Jays because the 10 stitches he received didnt hold and he began bleeding on the mound. Clevelands bullpen strung together 25 outs for the victory.The odd accident turned Francona into a comedian, too. He said Monday he reserved the right to alter the teams Series roster if we have another drone incident or anything with model airplanes or anything.Before taking the mound, Bauer tweeted a photo of a small drone and a gift card that read Go Cubs Go!I see the (at)Cubs fans love me! Bauer wrote. How nice of them to send me a gift!His offerings to Chicago were generous. Bauer threw 53 pitches for strikes, allowing two runs and six hits in a 90-minute outing that, well, droned on and on as baseball officials fretted over whether rain would arrive before the final out. Sprinkles started in the eighth, but the game went on without interruption.Francona said before the game he intended to use only three starting pitchers in the Series, bringing Game 1 winner Corey Kluber, Bauer and Game 3 starter Josh Tomlin back to face the Cubs on three days rest.I like to pitch whenever they tell me to pitch, Bauer said. Ill be ready. Cheap Orioles Jerseys Authentic . The All-Pro lineman got the leg bent under him while trying to make a tackle during the first half of a 22-20 overtime loss at Miami on Thursday night. The medical staff initially thought hed torn the ligament, and the test a day later in Cincinnati confirmed it. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic . Paul Pierce couldnt believe he missed at the end. Young scored a season-high 26 points to spark a huge effort from the leagues most productive bench, and Los Angeles beat the Brooklyn Nets 99-94 on Wednesday night after blowing a 27-point lead. . Defencemen Drew Doughty, Shea Weber and forward Ryan Getzlaf also scored for the Canadians, who started their gold-medal defence 2-0. Goalie Roberto Luongo, getting the call in place of Game 1 starter Carey Price, was solid when needed in making 23 saves for the shutout.Stan Wawrinka has ended his lengthy wait for a win at the Dubai Tennis Championships after defeating Sergiy Stakhovsky in the first round. The Swiss second-seed lost his opening match on his two previous appearances in the tournament, but fought back from a set down to defeat Stakhovsky 5-7 6-3 7-5. After moving 5-3 up in the first set, Wawrinka could not close it out on his serve and the frustrated world No 4 received a warning for racquet abuse as he fell 1-0 down in the match.But Wawrinka regained his composure and control of the match in the second set and closed out victory over the Ukrainian, who also made him work for a win at last weeks Marseille Open. Nick Kyrgios needed three sets to overcome Martin Klizan Nick Kyrgios went on to claim the Marseille trophy, his first ATP Tour title, and he extended his winning run after battling past Martin Klizan 3-6 6-3 6-2.Klizan was a recentt title winner in Rotterdam himself, but lost his grip on the match after taking a one set lead. Cheap Baltimore Orioles Jerseys. Earlier, third seed Tomas Berdych progressed with a comfortable 6-1 6-4 win over Joao Sousa of Portugal. Tomas Berdych completed a straight sets victory Berdych, who is a two-time finalist in Dubai, said: A first match, playing outside after a while, its a good test.Dont make it more complicated than needed.Eighth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber is also through to the second round with a 6-1 7-5 over Marsel Ilhan, while Croatian Borna Coric beat Czech Jiri Vesely 6-4 6-4.Watch live action at the Dubai Tennis Championships on Wednesday from 10am on Sky Sports 3.  Or watch the Championships from £6.99 without a contract, on NOW TV. Also See: Winning start for Djokovic Dubai Championships - live scores Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '