Chapman, Cubs stop Indians, cut World Series deficit to 3-2

Trevor Bauer allowed three fourth-inning runs; Game 6 is Tuesday in Cleveland

Cleveland Indians’ Jose Ramirez, right, is congratulated by Jason Kipnis after Ramirez hitting a three-run home run in the ninth inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, in Cleveland. Kipnis and Abraham Almonte scored. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Indians’ Jose Ramirez, right, is congratulated by Jason Kipnis after Ramirez hitting a three-run home run in the ninth inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, in Cleveland. Kipnis and Abraham Almonte scored. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

 

CHICAGO (AP) – Aroldis Chapman got eight outs in the longest relief appearance of his career and the Chicago Cubs held off Cleveland 3-2 Sunday night, cutting the Indians’ lead in the World Series 3-2.

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.

Kris Bryant’s homer sparked a three-run burst in the fourth inning that gave Jon Lester and the Cubs the lead.

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.

Jose Ramirez homered for Cleveland. Losing pitcher Trevor Bauer went four innings.

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