October 22 in Cleveland Indians history: Glavine wins Game 2 and the coldest World series game ever

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In Game 2 of the 1995 World Series, Glavine beats Martinez. While in the coldest recorded World Series game ever, the Tribe even the 1997 World Series in Game 4.

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1995 World Series Game 2, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium: Braves 4, Indians 3

After not generating much offense in game one, the Tribe looked to rebound against another tough starter in lefty Tom Glavine. Mike Hargrove sent out his ace Dennis Martinez. Kenny Lofton, Omar Vizquel and Carlos Baerga all grounded out in a quick top half of the first. Martinez retired Marquis Grissom on a short fly to right and Mark Lemke walked on four pitches. Chipper Jones doubled him to third before Martinez buckled down. Fred McGriff grounded back to Martinez. David Justice was carefully pitched around to load the bases as he got Ryan Klesko to pop out to third.

The Indians generated their first earned offense of the series in the second. Albert Belle led off with a single to left. Eddie Murray hit the first pitch he saw deep down the left field line, and the Tribe was up 2-0. Glavine settled back down though as Manny Ramirez and Jim Thome both grounded out and Tony Pena flew out to center. Martinez had a quick inning with Javy Lopez grounding the first pitch to third, Rafael Belliard hitting the first pitch to right and Maddux whiffing in four pitches.

Glavine had a 1-2-3 third on two lineouts and a foul fly by Martinez, Lofton and Vizquel respectively. Martinez hit Grissom to start the third and he moved to second on Lemke's single to center. Martinez had Grissom picked off second, but threw it into center, moving him to third where he scored on Chipper's deep fly to left. McGriff moved Lemke to second on a grounder off Martinez. Justice hit a single to the right-center gap scoring Lemke and the lead had vanished.

In the fourth, the Tribe got a mini rally with two outs, a Murray walk and Manny single, but Thome struck out looking. Martinez walked Glavine with two outs, but Grissom forced him at second. Atlanta's defense almost cost Glavine a run in the fifth. With two outs, Lofton hit one to Chipper, who muffed it. Lofton stole second and went to third when Glavine threw a wild pitch on ball four to Omar. Baerga lined out to right to end the threat. A one out single by Chipper in the fifth was wiped out on a 4-6-3 double play by McGriff.

The Indians wasted a leadoff walk to Belle in the sixth. As in game one, the sixth would be the undoing of the Tribe starting pitcher. Justice lined a sharp single down the left field line and he took second when Belle misplayed it. It wouldn't really matter as Lopez lined one over the fence two batters later to take a 4-2 lead. Belliard struck out on a bunt attempt but pinch hitter Dwight Smith and Grissom both singled to make it first and third. Alan Embree came in and got Lemke to fly out.

With Glavine lifted for the pinch hitter the previous inning, the Indians finally got a shot at the bullpen. Bobby Cox called on Greg McMichael. He got Pena to weakly ground out and struck out pinch hitter Wayne Kirby. Lofton singled to right and stole second again (his fourth in two games). He ended up scoring an unearned run when Justice misplayed Omar's liner to left. As Vizquel stood on second, he took third when ball four to Baerga squirted away. Alejandro Pena replaced McMichael and Belle popped to Lopez behind the plate to leave runners at first and third. Jim Poole pitched retired the Braves in order in the seventh.

Heading to the eighth down by one, the Tribe tried to rally. Murray flew out to center while Manny hit eked one into short center. But he strayed too far off first and Lopez picked him off. Thome walked and Cox went back to the pen. Luis Polonia went to left with Mark Wohlers coming in to face Pena. Hargrove sent Paul Sorrento instead and he flew out to center.

Julian Tavarez got through the eight on just six pitches. Mike Devereaux flew out right. He hit Lopez with his first pitch and Belliard hit into a 6-4-3 double play. Closer Wohlers returned for the ninth. He struck out pinch hitter Ruben Amaro swinging. Lofton grounded the first pitch he saw to Jones. Vizquel reached on an infield single and stole second to get into scoring position. But just as in game one, Baerga popped out to end the game, this time in fair ground to Jones.

Two tight battles in Atlanta had the Braves staff dominating the Indians hitting and the Tribe headed back down 2-0 to the first ever World Series game in Jacobs Field and the first World Series game in Cleveland in over 41 years.

1997 World Series Game 4, Jacobs Field: Indians 10, Marlins 3

After a disappointing end to game three, the Tribe was almost in a must win scenario as a loss in game four would put them in a 3-1 hole and Livan Hernandez scheduled for game five. Mike Hargrove sent out Jaret Wright while the Marlins were using Tony Saunders. Wright began by striking out Devon White. But Edgar Renteria singled and Gary Sheffield walked on four pitches. Luckily, Bobby Bonilla hit into the 4-6-3 double play and for the first time in the series, the visiting team had not scored in the first.

The Tribe took full advantage of this as they pounced on Saunders. Bip Roberts struck out and Omar Vizquel singles to left. Manny Ramirez crushed one to deep right. David justice struck out, but after a Matt Williams single and Sandy Alomar double, the score was now 3-0.

Wright worked around a two out walk to Jim Eisenreich and a wild pitch in the second. Roberts had a two out double in the bottom half but was also stranded. A leadoff walk to Craig Coundell in the third led nowhere as well. The fielding fiasco from the night beofre switched sided in the bottom of the third. Manny walked to start things off and was picked off, but was also safe on Saunders' error, moving to second. Justice hit a single that scored Manny and took second on the relay. Williams also walked. On Alomar's single, Justice scored and Jim Thome walked to load the bases. Antonio Alfonseca entered and Tony Fernandez singled in one more, leaving the bases juiced. But Marquis Grissom and Roberts struck out with Omar popping out to end the threat with a 6-0 lead.

The Marlins tallied one in the fourth on a Darren Daulton double, Moises Alou walk and Jim Eisenreich single. While the Indians left runners on first and third on singles by Williams and Alomar. Both Wright and Alfonseca had a perfect fifth. In the sixth Alou took Wright deep with one on to make it a 6-3 game. In the bottom half, the Tribe got one back off Ed Vosberg. Omar singled and stole second. After Justice and Williams both walked, Omar scored on a force out at third from Alomar's grounder.

Brian Anderson pitched a perfect seventh while Vosberg gave another back. Fernandez had a leadoff single and took second on a Grissom grounder to third. When Brian Giles singled to center, Fernandez scored and the lead was back up to 8-3. Anderson only gave up a two out single in the eighth to Daulton. In the bottom half Williams crushed a two run shot off Jay Powell to make it 10-3. Anderson pitched a perfect ninth to earn a three inning save and the Tribe was now all-square at two games apiece.

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