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Cubs survive, force Game 6 of World Series in Cleveland

By Ted Berg, USA TODAY

Breaking down Game 5 of the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

Cubs 3, Indians 2: Indians lead series 3-2.

The game: The Indians struck first against Cubs starter Jon Lester, taking an early lead on a solo homer in the top of the second by third baseman Jose Ramirez.

Trevor Bauer started strong for Cleveland, but came unwound in the bottom of the fourth. Kris Bryant led off the frame with a solo homer, then Anthony Rizzo doubled off the wall in right field to kick off a rally that would plate two more runs.

Cleveland got a run back in the top of the sixth off Lester, with Rajai Davis singling and taking advantage of Lester’s well-documented struggles holding runners on to steal second and take an aggressive lead toward third that allowed him to score on an ensuing single by Francisco Lindor.

Read more at http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2016/10/30/cubs-indians-world-series-game-5-lester-bryant-chapman/93035220/

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