World Series stolen base means free tacos at Taco Bell
Cleveland — A stolen base in the World Series means free tacos for everyone next week at Taco Bell.
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor stole second in the bottom of the first inning in Tuesday night’s Game 1 of the Fall Classic, a 6-0 Indians win over the Chicago Cubs.
The fast food chain has named Lindor its “Taco Hero” because the swipe has kicked in Taco Bell’s “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco” promotion.
Under the deal, participating Taco Bell locations will hand out a free Doritos Locos Taco to fans on Nov. 2 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. local time.
This is the fifth time Taco Bell has run the promotion since 2007.
First pitch for Game 2 moved up
Fans planning to see the first pitch will need to tune in earlier than expected. The start time was moved up an hour to 7:08 p.m. because there’s rain in the Cleveland forecast. Major League Baseball announced the shift Tuesday night midway through Game 1.
“I’d rather do that than have the game start at 8, and then get caught in the latter part of the game with some rain. So I think it’s a good idea,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said.
Indians manager Terry Francona was fine with the change, too.
“We can handle that,” he said. “I don’t care what time they tell us to play. … I’m going to be here anyway by 10 (a.m.). So it doesn’t really matter.”