Today In Tribe History: October 15, 1997

The Cleveland Indians offense is notably absent all game long until the eleventh inning, when a solo home run from Tony Fernandez gives the Tribe a 1-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles to send the team to their second World Series in three years.

The Indians muster just three hits in the game, two coming from the hero Fernandez, who sent the deciding shot over the high wall in right field at Camden Yards off of Baltimore reliever Armando Benitez with two outs in the eleventh. Jose Mesa allows a two-out single to Brady Anderson in the bottom of the frame, but strikes out Roberto Alomar looking to send the Indians to the title game. Five Cleveland pitchers combine on the ten-hit shutout.

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