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Midday Memories: Twins 1991 World Series Game 5

The 1991 World Series was named the #1 Fall Classic of all time by ESPN.  Relive the memories this postseason by celebrating the anniversary of the ’91 World Series games.

After losing Game 4 to a frustrating ending, Game 5 of the 1991 World Series started out quietly.  But the Atlanta Braves were not about to let the Minnesota Twins walk away with a win in Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.  The Braves decisively broke open the game in the fourth inning, scoring four runs off of Twins starter Kevin Tapani, who did not return in the fifth.  Instead, reliever Terry Leach gave up another run, with the fifth inning ending 5-0 Atlanta.

Atlanta starter Tom Glavine struggled in the sixth, however, and walked in two runs.  Reliever Kent Mercker allowed one more run, bringing the Twins to within two of the Braves.  The tight game did not last long.  In the seventh inning, the Braves scored six runs off of Twins relievers David West and Steve Bedrosian.  The ugly game ended with the Braves over the Twins 14-5, giving them a sweep at home.

Though frustrated by the three losses, the Twins knew they were not done yet.  So far, the record matched their 1987 World Champion year.  Check back at lunchtime on Friday for a recap of Game 6, including one of the most famous home runs in World Series history.

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