Sensation: Chicago Cubs Win First World Series Since 1908Published November 3, 2016 by Sol FH
After one of the most exciting World Series' of all time, the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians in Game 7.
The Chicago Cubs are your 2016 World Series Champions! For the first time in 108 years and an amazing comeback after being down 3-1 to the Cleveland Indians, the Cubs are bringing Major League Baseball's biggest honor back to the windy city. Game 7 was one of the best games in the history of the game, going into the bottom of the 10th inning to decide a winner.
The Cubs were the first ones to strike and it didn't take long, as they went up 1-0 after the top of the first inning. They had the lead until the bottom of the 3rd when Carlos Santana ripped a line drive into right field to send Coco Crisp across home plate tying the game. The Cubs scored another 2 runs in the 4th and 5th innings, but the Indians answered with 2 runs in the bottom of the 5th. The Cubs had a 3 run lead going into the bottom of the 8th and it looked like they were on the road to end it in 9, but the tribe tied it all up after a RBI and a two-run homer had it all even at 6 apiece.
In the top of the 10th, the Indians were lost. They had two visits to the mound and after the Cubs scored two runs, Bryan Shaw was switched by Trevor Bauer and he ended the next to batters. In the bottom of the 10th, the Indians were in need of some offense and with one out, the got their wish when Rajai Davis smashed a line drive to Center Field, which brought Brandon Guyer to home plate, and the Indians were only 1 run away from tying it again. Unfortunately for the home fans, Mike Montgomery came in to pitch and got Michael Martinez to ground out ending a wild game.
For punters that went with the Cubs in extra innings, the profit margin was huge. Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs for making history.