The World Series is going back to Cleveland. The Chicago Cubs staved off elimination Sunday, picking up a narrow 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians in Game 5. With the win, Chicago forces the series back to Cleveland for Game 6.
The contest proved to be tense throughout. Cleveland picked up an early lead on a home run from Jose Ramirez in the second inning. Despite the early deficit, the Cubs refused to quit. The team was carried by excellent defensive plays in both the second and third innings before the offense did its thing in the fourth.
Chicago finally figured out Trevor Bauer, picking up three runs against the 25-year-old righty. It was one of the few times all postseason the Indians coughed up a lead.
Cleveland, however, would battle back. A sixth-inning single from Francisco Lindor scored Rajai Davis from second, cutting the Cubs’ lead to just one run.
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