IN THE NEWS: The Orioles score four runs in both the 5th and 6th innings on their way to a 9-3 win over Seattle in Game one of their series.
The Braves pound the Astros, 13-3, to lead 2–0 in their division series. Jeff Blauser homers for the Braves, who take advantage of eight walks from Houston's Mike Hampton in four 2/3 innings.
The Marlins again score the winning run in bottom half of the 9th, this time on a single by Moises Alou, to take a 2-game lead over the Giants. Bobby Bonilla drives home three runs for Florida, while Stan Javier gets four hits for the Jints.
Cleveland scores single runs in the 8th and 9th innings to defeat the Yankees, 3-2, and even their series at two games apiece. David Justice and Sandy Alomar homer for the Indians, but light-hitting Omar Vizquel's single wins it.
IN THE NEWS: The Marlins take the opening game of the NLCS with a 5-3 victory over the Braves in Atlanta. Moises Alou drives in four of the Florida runs while the bullpen tosses three innings of hitless relief.
IN THE NEWS: Cleveland OF Marquis Grissom hits a 3-run homer in the 8th inning to give the Indians a 5-4 victory over Baltimore, evening their series at one game apiece. Manny Ramirez also homers for the Tribe while Cal Ripken connects for a 4-bagger for the O's.
IN THE NEWS: The Orioles waste a masterful pitching performance from Mike Mussina, as Cleveland scores a run in the bottom of the 12th inning when Marquis Grissom steals home on a botched bunt attempt. Baltimore C Lenny Webster fails to chase after the ball, which he is sure was tipped by batter Omar Vizquel. Mussina gives up only three hits and one run in seven innings, while striking out 15 Indians. Orel Hershiser holds Baltimore scoreless through seven innings, allowing only four hits himself, as the Indians win, 2-1.
IN THE NEWS: The Indians again score the winning run in their last at bat, coming back from a 4-2 deficit to defeat the Orioles, 8-7, for their 3rd straight win in the ALCS. Sandy Alomar drives home the winner with a single after hitting a 2-run homer earlier in the contest. He also scores from 2B on a wild pitch in the 5th. Brady Anderson, Harold Baines, Rafael Palmeiro hit homers off Jaret Wright in the 5th while Manny Ramirez goes deep for the Tribe. Jose Mesa blows his 2nd save in two days, but receives credit for the win.
IN THE NEWS: The Marlins win their 1st National League pennant by defeating the Braves, 7-4, and winning the NLCS, four games to 2. Kevin Brown goes the distance for the clincher, while Bobby Bonilla gets three RBIs to lead Florida. Keith Lockhart has four hits for the Braves.
IN THE NEWS: The Orioles waste another magnificent effort by Mike Mussina as the Indians score the game's only run on Tony Fernandez's 12th-inning home run to win, 1-0. Mussina hurls eight shutout innings and allows just one hit, while walking two and striking out 10. Charles Nagy does not give up a run in seven 1/3 innings for the Indians, while surrendering nine hits, as the O's leave 14 batters on base.
IN THE NEWS: Florida take Game one of the World Series, 7-4, behind rookie P Livan Hernandez. Moises Alou's 3-run homer in the 4th inning is the big blow for the Marlins, who are outhit by the Indians, 11-7.
IN THE NEWS: In a slugfest, the Marlins plate seven runs in the 9th inning to outscore the Indians, 14-11, and take Game 3. Gary Sheffield drives in five runs for Florida on three hits, including a double and home run. Darren Daulton and Jim Eisenreich also homer for the Fish, while Jim Thome connects for Cleveland.
IN THE NEWS: Rookie Livan Hernandez wins for the second time as Florida holds off Cleveland for an 8-7 victory in Game 5. Down 8-4, the Indians fight back with three in the 9th but strand the tying runner on base. Moises Alou hits a 3-run homer for Florida, while Sandy Alomar matches him for the Tribe.
IN THE NEWS: Cleveland evens the Series for the 3rd time with a 4-1 victory behind Chad Ogea. Ogea helps himself with the bat, getting a single and double in two trips to the plate, and knocking in a pair of runs.
IN THE NEWS: The Indians jump out to a 2-0 lead over Florida, but the Marlins claw their way back and tie the score in the bottom of the 9th on a sacrifice fly by Craig Counsell. In the last half of the 11th, SS Edgar Renteria gets his 3rd hit of the game, driving home Counsell with the winning run, as Florida wins Game seven by a score of 3-2. The Marlins thus become the fastest team in baseball history to win a World Series title, three years quicker than the 1969 Mets. P Livan Hernandez is named Most Valuable Player of the Series.