Cubs Win World Series For First Time Since 1908
It took 108 years, and extra innings, but the Chicago Cubs, and all of their fans, can finally call themselves World Champions. In somewhat improbable fashion, the Cubs outlasted the gritty Cleveland Indians to win Game 7, 8-7, in 10 innings.
What a wild game. There's really no other way to say it.
The Cubs were in control seemingly all game long, leading by as many as four runs in the fifth inning. Cleveland would not quit, however, as they scored five runs from the fifth to the eighth, including a two-run homer from center fielder Rajai Davis, off of Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman to tie the game at six apiece.
From there, things got even crazier, as the game not only headed to extra innings but also was stopped briefly for a rain delay. As if the tension of a tied up, extra inning Game 7 wasn't enough.
In the tenth, the Cubs pushed two more runs across to take an 8-6 lead. Cleveland cut the lead to one in the bottom half, but a slow roller to third baseman Kris Bryant was fielded cleanly and fired to first to make history.
After falling behind three games to one to the Indians, the Cubs looked to be on the brink of elimination. They showed resolve in the series by coming back and in Game 7 by holding off a hungry and tough-to-beat Cleveland ball club.
Congratulations to the Cubs organization and all the true Cubs fans that have suffered through the countless tough times, over the years, and now know what it feels like to be on top of the world.