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The Cleveland Indians are still in it after edging the Atlanta Braves 7-6 in extra innings Tuesday night. Atlanta now leads the World Series 2-1. "It wasn't a particularly well-managed or well-played game, but it was exciting," says sportswriter Steve Wulf. "And it is great to watch (Indians centerfielder) Kenny Lofton play. He shows how speed can affect a baseball game." The winning run came in the bottom of the 11th, when 39-year-old Eddie Murray fought off a high, inside fastball thrown by Braves reliever Alejandro Pena, lining a single into center field. Braves centerfielder Marquis Grissom could not throw out pinch runner Alvaro Espinosa, who scored from second, giving Cleveland the win. Wulf thinks Atlanta may have an advantage in game four as the Braves face right hander Ken Hill. "Many of the Braves have seen Hill when he was in the National League. It was the same with Hershiser and Martinez -- the Braves remembered them and had some success. Conversely, the Indians have never seen (game 4 starter) Steve Avery." Game four will be played tonight in Cleveland.