The Cubs won a Series game at Wrigley Field for the first time since in 1945. They’ll try to extend their season in Game 6 at Cleveland on Tuesday night when Chicago right-hander Jake Arrieta faces Josh Tomlin.
Carl Edwards Jr. relieved Lester to begin the seventh with a 3-2 edge. With a runner on second and one out, Chapman was called in.
The hard-throwing closer hadn’t pitched in the seventh inning since 2012. Chapman escaped the jam, then shut down the Indians for a save.
How They Scored:
2nd Inning: Ramírez homered to left (383 feet). Cleveland 1, Chicago 0
4th Inning: Bryant homered to left center (387 feet). Cleveland 1, Chicago 1
4th Inning: Russell reached on infield single to third, Rizzo scored, Zobrist to second. Cleveland 1, Chicago 2
4th Inning: Ross hit sacrifice fly to left, Zobrist scored. Cleveland 1, Chicago 3
6th Inning: Lindor singled to center, Davis scored. Cleveland 2, Chicago 3