Today In Tribe History: October 26, 1995

Despite a legitimate scare in the ninth, the Cleveland Indians hold on to defeat the Atlanta Braves, 5-4, in Game 5 of the World Series to delay their season’s end by at least one more game. The Braves now have a 3-2 edge in the best-of-seven series as the games shift back to Atlanta.

A two-run home run by Albert Belle in the first off of Greg Maddux starts the Indians scoring. Atlanta’s Luis Polonia leads off the fourth with a home run off of Orel Hershiser, but former Braves outfielder Marquis Grissom gets the run back on an infield single in the fifth. Back-to-back RBI singles by Jim Thome and Manny Ramirez in the fifth and a solo shot from Thome in the eighth wrap the Indians scoring. Ryan Klesko hits a two-out, two-run home run off of Jose Mesa in the ninth to make it a one run game, but Mesa bounces back to strike out Mark Lemke to end it.

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