CHICAGO — The next time Chicago prepares to throw its biggest party in more than a century, Josh Tomlin probably won’t be invited. The same goes for Coco Crisp, and most assuredly for Terry Francona.

In the first World Series game at Wrigley Field since 1945, Francona pushed every button at his disposal and guided the Indians to a 2-1 series lead with a 1-0 win thanks to an exceptional start by Tomlin and the winning RBI from a pinch-hitting Crisp.

After stranding seven runners through the first five innings — three of them on third base — the Indians finally scratched across a run in the seventh inning. Roberto Perez led off with a single to right and was replaced by pinch-runner Michael Martinez, who advanced to second on Tyler Naquin’s sacrifice bunt.

Martinez headed to third on a wild pitch from Carl Edwards Jr., and pinch-hitter Coco Crisp hit the first pitch he saw into right field to give Cleveland the lead. Davis, however, was easily gunned down at third on the play, keeping the Indians from extending the inning.

In getting to that point, though, Francona had to remove elite reliever Andrew Miller from the game after only 17 pitches. He got the four outs tasked of him, three by strikeout, but it left the bullpen without its star for the final three innings. Miller, in turn, relieved starter Josh Tomlin, who breezed through 4 2/3 innings on only 58 pitches and allowed only two hits.

Tomlin was pitching with his father, Jerry, in the crowd. Jerry Tomlin is suffering from an arteriovenous malformation that has paralyzed him from the chest down. On a night with the wind gusting out, Tomlin stuck to his script, changing speeds and keeping the ball down while keeping the Cubs off the scoreboard.

The Indians now have five shutouts this postseason, a new record. They hold a 2-1 World Series lead for the first time since 1948, the last time they won it.

In pinch-running for Perez, it meant using Yan Gomes for the first time all postseason. When Miller relieved Tomlin, Francona also inserted Davis in left field to end Carlos Santana’s night. Francona started him in left to keep him in the lineup and he struck out, walked twice and did not commit an error in becoming the first player to make his first start at a position in a World Series game since Jake Flowers started at third base for the 1931 St. Louis Cardinals. Every position player on the Indians roster saw some action.

It was enough to send home a crowd featuring the likes of Bill Murray, Ryne Sandberg and Jack White home without a customary white “W” flag to fly. Ushers spent pregame doubling as photographers, while fans brought mementos of Cubs fans no longer alive to see the sight.

Chicago’s Kyle Schwarber, who excelled as the designated hitter during the first two games of the season in Cleveland, entered as a pinch-hitter with one out in the eighth inning. Indians reliever Bryan Shaw broke his bat and induced a harmless pop-out to Kipnis at second.

The Indians had plenty of chances, most noticeably in the fifth when Francisco Lindor hit into an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded. But with the wind at their backs and the crowd in their faces, one was enough.