The 3rd Man In

Cubs snap 108-year drought, win World Series

For the first time since 1908, the Chicago Cubs are World Series champions, snapping a 108-year drought. After trailing 3-1 in the series against the Cleveland Indians, the Cubs won three straight games, including the last two on the road, to earn the Commissioner’s Trophy.

It was a dramatic game that took 10 innings and was extended due to a rain delay, but the Cubs pulled out a 8-7 victory over the Indians in the decisive Game 7.

Ben Zobrist was named the World Series MVP, after registering the game-winning hit in the top of the tenth inning.

After trailing 6-3 in the eighth inning, the Indians scored three runs with two outs off Cubs’ closer Aroldis Chapman, tying the game at 6 apiece. Indians outfielder Rajai Davis hit a home run down the left field line on a 2-2 count to tie the game.

Following a rain delay, the Cubs came back in the top of the tenth inning and scored two runs to take a 8-6 lead.

After Cubs’ Albert Almora Jr. took second base on a sacrifice fly by Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo was intentionally walked, bringing Zobrist to the plate. On a 1-2 count with one out, Zobrist delivered Bryan Shaw’s pitch to left field for a one-run double, giving the Cubs a 7-6 lead in the tenth.

Davis delivered once again for the Indians, recording a RBI single off of Carl Edwards Jr. to make it a one run game in the bottom of the tenth.

Left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery recorded the final out for the Cubs.

It was a historic World Series, featuring the two teams with the longest World Series championship droughts.

The Indians haven’t won the title since 1948, and will have to wait until next season to try to snap their 68-year drought. They are just the sixth team in major league history to lose a World Series after holding a 3-1 lead.

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