Game 5 pregame: Napoli back at 1st, Santana in left field

The Indians lead the Cubs in the World Series 3-1 and can clinch the title with a victory; First pitch is 8:15 p.m.

Cleveland Indians’ Carlos Santana, right, is congratulated by Roberto Perez after Santana hit a three-run home run off Texas Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis in the third inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Cleveland. Perez and Jason Kipnis scored on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Indians’ Carlos Santana, right, is congratulated by Roberto Perez after Santana hit a three-run home run off Texas Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis in the third inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Cleveland. Perez and Jason Kipnis scored on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CHICAGO (AP) – Mike Napoli is back in Cleveland’s starting lineup for Game 5 and Carlos Santana is back in left field.

Manager Terry Francona sat Napoli in Game 4 as the Indians took a 3-1 lead in the World Series with a 7-2 win on Saturday night over the Chicago Cubs. He played Santana instead at first and the slugger responded by hitting a home run.

Santana started Game 3 in left — his first career start at the position — and played five innings before he was replaced. He caught the only fly ball hit to him on a gusty night in Wrigley Field.

Napoli, who had started Cleveland’s first 11 games of the postseason, pinch-hit in the eighth inning of Game 4 and flew out to the warning track in center.

With a chance for the Indians to win their first World Series title since 1948, Francona is going with the same lineup he used in Game 1 against Cubs left-hander Jon Lester. Rajai Davis is batting leadoff and playing center and Brandon Guyer is in right.

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