108 Year Curse Finally Broken


The World Series officially came to an end last night as the Chicago Cubs are officially World Series Champions, after defeating the Cleveland Indians. Although, the Indians took an early 3-1 series lead  the Cubs never gave up and battled back winning 2 consecutive games to force a Game 7 in Cleveland. The game started when Fowler hit a solo shot for the Cubs during the first at-bat of the game. This gave the Cubs an early lead until the bottom of the 3rd when Coco Crisp came to the plate and doubled to left. Right after, Santana came to the plate and scored Crisp on a RBI single to right. That didn’t slow down the Cubs, though, as they got some help with the poor Indian’s defense, giving up 2 runs in the top of the 4th. The Cubs weren’t done there as in the top of the 5th innings Baez led the inning off with a homer to right center. Then Bryant scored again thanks to a single from Rizzo. This gave the Cubs another 2 run inning and a 5-1 lead. Just when people started to lose hope, Cubs pitcher Jon Lester threw a wild pitch scoring Kipnis and Santana for the Indians. Shortening the lead to 5-3. Then in the top of the 6th, the Cubs had yet another answer for the Indians as the 39-year-old catcher hit a solo shot to center, giving the Cubs yet another run and a 6-3 lead. The game would go quiet until the bottom of the 8th inning when the Indians came alive scoring 3 runs and tying the game 6-6. Then in the top of the 10th inning, the Cubs scored 2 runs on 3 hits, giving them an 8-6 lead in extra innings. The Indians didn’t roll over after that, though they came out and scored early in the bottom of the 10th with Davis singling to center and scoring Guyer. After that, the Cubs manager, Joe Maddon, had seen enough and brought in Montgomery to close out the game, and that is exactly what he did. With the next batter, Michael Martinez, coming to the plate, it only took one pitch for Martinez to hit a grounder to Cubs 3rd baseman Kris Bryant who cleanly made the play and got the out at first. This would complete the 3-1 series comeback and end the 108 year World Series drought for the Cubs, making the Indians the new MLB leader in years without a championship.



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