The Cubs stretched out Aroldis Chapman to get the final 8 outs of the game, and Chapman did so, saving the Cubs’ season for now. The Cubs’ 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians in Game 5 of the WS sends the Series back to Cleveland. Game Six is Tuesday night.
Cleveland still leads the Series three games to two.
Jose Ramirez homered for Cleveland in the second to give the Indians a 1-0 lead.
The Cubs got all their runs in the fourth. Kris Bryant homered to tie the game. Anthony Rizzo doubled. Ben Zobrist singled to put runners on the corners. An infield single by Addison Russell made it 2-1, and after a strikeout, a bunt single loaded the bases. David Ross’ SF made it 3-1.
The Indians made it 3-2 in the sixth on an RBI single by Francisco Lindor, but Chapman soon came in to slam the door.
The Cubs won despite striking out 14x.