Cubs Win World Series in Extra Innings

CLEVELAND – The Chicago Cubs are World Series champions for the first time since 1908.

Game seven of the World Series, needed ten innings to decide a victor; and for Chicago Cubs fans, the wait for a championship is finally over, with an 8-7 win over the Cleveland Indians.

Chicago got the scoring going in the top of the first inning, with a solo home-run by Dexter Fowler. The Cubs went on to take a 5-1 lead, but a two-run homer by former Detroit Tiger Rajai Davis in the bottom of the eighth, kept the Indians in the game, and ultimately forced extra innings.

Following a quick rain delay, the Cubs wasted no time adding to their score. Ben Zobrist hit an RBI double to give Chicago the lead. With the bases loaded, Miguel Montero hit an RBI single, putting the Cubs up 8-6. Davis responded for the Indians with an RBI single in the bottom of the tenth. However, the next batter up, sent one right to Kris Bryant, who threw to first, for the third and final out.

Wednesday’s World Series win has the Cubs coming back from a 3-1 series deficit.