Today In Tribe History: October 23, 1997

Three runs in the ninth inning are not enough, as the Florida Marlins edge out the Cleveland Indians by an 8-7 final in the last game of the season at Jacobs Field. The Marlins take a 3-2 World Series lead over the Indians as the series returns to Miami.

The Indians score four in the second and third innings to overcome an early two run deficit, thanks to an RBI-single by Sandy Alomar in the second and a three-run homer by him in the third. Indians starter Orel Hershiser allows four runs in the sixth and the Marlins build a four run lead heading into the ninth, when singles by David Justice and Jim Thome score three runs. With the tying run on first base against Robb Nen, Alomar flies out to deep right to end it.

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