Cubs 108-year championship drought is over. Chicago beats Cleveland in Game 7 to end the curse.
The Chicago Cubs are losers no more. They are World Series Champions! The Cubs finally snapped their 108-year championship curse. They beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in the 10th in Game 7.
For a second time in less than a decade, the Indians lose in heartbreak fashion a World Series in seven games. In 1997, they fell to the Marlins in seven.
The Cubs came back from being down threes games to one to win it all! A clutch 2-run HR by Rajai Davis in the 8th inning with two outs tied the game at 6-6. Jon Lester had pitched well in relief of starter Kyle Hendricks who lasted 4 2/3rd innings allowing two runs on four hits.
Lester was effective in the three innings he pitched allowing just a run on four hits. Three Chicago solo homers had given them a lead for most of the game. Fowler hit a HR in the 1st, then Baez in the 5th and Ross in the 6th.
For the Indians, Corey Kluber was not effective this time as a starter on short rest. He surrendered four runs in four innings. Kluber surprisingly fanned no batters.
Andrew Miller replaced Kluber and was ineffective finally allowing two runs one via a HR.
Cody Allen replaced Miller in the 7th and was replaced Shaw in the 8th. Chapman was still on in relief for the Cubs in the 9th. So many fans were wondering at that time why Joe Madden used Chapman in relief in Game 6 with a 5-run lead?
In the 10th Ben Zobrist delivered a clutch double, followed by a Montero single making it 8-6.
With two outs in the bottom of the 10th Cleveland clawed back. The would-be hero Davis singled to center, Guyer scored making it 8-7.
Mike Montgomery replaced Carl Edwards Jr. in relief and got the final out thus ending the long Chicago Championship drought.
Ben Zobrist won the World Series MVP; well deserved.