1997 World Series Game 1: Marlins 7 – Indians 4 (W: Hernandez, L: Hershiser, S:Nen)
Moises Alou’s 3-run home run, followed by a Charles Johnson Solo shot, led the Marlins to a 7-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians. The Marlins lead the World Series 1-0.
Hernandez did not dominate, but kept the indians to 3 runs in just over 5 innings. Cleveland jumped on top 1-0 when Justice singled in Roberts in the top of the first. But, Renteria drove in Counsell to tie the game in the bottom of the third. Then, Alou homered to left, scoring Bonilla and Daulton, followed by the Johnson’s upper deck shot. In the fifth, Conine singled in Sheffield and Bonilla scored on a wild pitch to account for the Marlins’ runs. Cleveland homered its way back in to the game but could not survive Robb Nen’s multiple 100+ mile per hour pitches. Sandy Alomar struck out to end the game.
67,245 filled in Pro Player Stadium, one of the largest crowds in World Series history.