Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago Cubs: Live Game 5 World Series upd - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago Cubs: Live Game 5 World Series updates from Wrigley Field

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The Cleveland Indians are on the cusp of winning the World Series as they take on the Chicago Cubs in Game 5 Oct. 30.

The Tribe leads the Fall Classic 3-1 after beating the Cubs Saturday 7-2. 


Trevor Bauer, the right-hander who cut his right pinkie repairing a drone and almost ruined his team's postseason chances, starts for Cleveland. Lester - 2-1 with a 1.69 ERA in this postseason - is trying to keep the season going for the Cubs after they led the majors with 103 wins and won their first pennant in 71 years.

Jose Ramirez homered off Jon Lester with two outs in the second inning to give the Indians a 1-0 lead in Game 5.

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo had just caught a foul pop by Carlos Santana that had deflected off catcher David Ross' glove, drawing a big roar from the crowd.

Ramirez silenced them when he drove the next pitch to the left-field seats for his first career postseason homer. He had 11 homers during the regular season.

Bauer was sailing along with a 1-0 lead before the Cubs broke out with three runs in the fourth, starting with Kris Bryant's leadoff homer.

Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer was out after five innings.

The Indians brought in Mike Clevinger to start the bottom of the fifth, with the Cubs leading 3-1.

Get live updates from Cleveland 19's Tony Zarrella in Chicago and Mark Schwab in Cleveland before, during and after the game. 


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