History made at the world series

On November 2nd, the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians in game 7 of the world series and made history. After 108 painful seasons, they did the impossible and came back from trailing a 3-1 Indians lead.

Chicago could not awaken their batters after a strong start by Corey Kluber, and the Indians took a 1-0 lead. Roberto Perez hit two homeruns and had 4 RBI(runs batted in) to lead his team to take the victory.

However, even after being crushed in game 1, the Cubs came back to win game 2. Jake Arrieta shut out the Indians to only one run, and on the offensive side Kyle Schwarber went 2 for 3 with two RBI after just his second game back from a major knee surgery.

Chicago Cubs fans waited 71 years to return to Wrigley Field for the World Series, but the early results were not what they were hoping for. The Indians only managed to score one run, but the Cubs didn’t score at all, and the Indians took game 3.

The Indians kept the momentum going and won game 4 as well, their offense being lead by Jason Kipnis who went two for three with a 2 RBI double and a three run homer to account for 5 of their 7 runs.

Cubs fans were losing hope as the Indians had a 3-1 team, and only three teams ever came back from a deficit in the world series, much less on the road. But the Cubs came back to win game 5 after a strong game from Kris Bryant who homered and and had an RBI double to lead the cubs to a 3-2 win.

The Cubs crushed the Indians 9-3 to win game 6 as well. Addison Russel, Kris Bryant, and Anthony Rizzo all homered. Addison Russel had six RBI and went down in history as the youngest player of all time to hit a grandslam in the world series.

With the series tied 3-3 in game 7, both teams put everything on the table. The Cubs got on the board early with a leadoff homer by Dexter Fowler. Kyle Hendricks pitched an outstanding 5 innings and only allowed one run. The Cubs offense kept the pressure on the Indians and held the lead all the way up to the 9th inning, where the Indians rallied around a 2 run homer by Rajai Davis to take the game into extra innings.

In the top of the tenth Ben Zobrist hit an RBI double, and the cubs took the lead. Aroldis Chapman shut out the Indians and Kris Bryant fielded the last ball with a smile to win the world series for the team with the longest world series title drought in MLB history.

 

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