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Cubs keep hope alive, send World Series back to Cleveland with 3-2 win in Game 5

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman throws during the seventh inning of Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday in Chicago.
Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman throws during the seventh inning of Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday in Chicago. The Associated Press

A statistical look at Chicago’s 3-2 victory over visiting Cleveland:

1: Hits Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant had in his previous 15 at-bats before leading off the fourth inning by driving a fastball into the left-field bleachers, where a fan in the first row dropped it.

1-7: Cleveland’s record in its last eight postseason Game 5s dating back to Game 5 of the 1997 World Series.

1.93: Cubs pitcher Jon Lester’s ERA this postseason.

2 2/3: Innings pitched by Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman.

3: Stolen bases by Cleveland’s Rajai Davis.

3-1: Lester’s record this postseason.

4-1: Lester’s career World Series record.

7-7: The Cubs’ record in Game 5s.

8-0: The Indians’ record when they score first entering Sunday’s game. Cleveland’s only Game 5 win was against Toronto in the ALCS this year.

.421: Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor’s batting average in this World Series.

15: Pitches throw by Chapman that went 100 mph or more.

42: Total pitches thrown by Chapman

1985: The last year a team overcame a 3-1 Series deficit (the Kansas City Royals). The Cubs are trying to become the first team to do it by winning games 6 and 7 on the road since the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates.

2012: The last time Chapman made an appearance in the seventh inning of a game.

The box score

Compiled by Stu Rosenberg

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