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 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.
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2016 – Josh Tomlin fires four and two-third shutout innings and Andrew Miller, Bryan Shaw, and Cody Allen combine for four and one-third innings of three-hit relief as the Indians take a 2-1 series lead over the Chicago Cubs in a 1-0 victory from Wrigley Field. Pinch-hitter Coco Crisp drives in the game’s only run, scoring pinch-runner Michael Martinez from third in the top of the seventh. It was the second shutout for Cleveland through the first three games.