Today in Tribe History: October 28, 1995
Bob Toth | On 28, Oct 2016
The Atlanta Braves allow just one hit and defeat the Cleveland Indians by a 1-0 final to win Game 6 and claim the World Series title.
Indians starter Dennis Martinez gave it his all on the mound, lasting four and two-thirds scoreless innings. He allowed four hits and walked five in that short 82-pitch span, but somehow escaped harm’s way.
Cleveland’s lone hit came in the sixth on a bloop single by catcher Tony Pena. The club would have just six different base runners – Pena, Albert Belle on a pair of walks, Manny Ramirez on a fielder’s choice that erased Belle once, Eddie Murray with a walk, and Kenny Lofton on a fielder’s choice that retired Pena. Lofton was the only man to reach second base for the Tribe, picking off second in the sixth.
With eight one-hit innings and eight strikeouts, Tom Glavine was the game’s winning pitcher and the series MVP. He won two games in the series and allowed a combined four hits over 14 innings. Mark Wohlers earned his fifth save of the postseason with a perfect ninth inning, getting three balls in the air to end it.
Five of the six games between the two clubs were decided by one run.