In a historic matchup between the two Major League Baseball franchises with the longest World Series championship droughts, the Chicago Cubs went up again the Cleveland Indians.

The Cubs had not been victorious since 1908, while the Indians had not been since 1948. This historic matchup lived up to the historical ramifications, going to seven games forcing the two teams to travel to Cleveland to finally decide the winner.

The Series began with Cleveland jumping on top 6-0. With Cy Young winner Corey Kluber on the hill against Cubs ace Jon Lester. But the Cubs evened it up before returning to Chicago, as the Series was even at one game each.

Going back to Chicago for three games, the Indians came out on top in the first two games, with the Cubs finally getting their second victory in game five of the Fall Classic. With this, the two returned back to Cleveland, with the Tribe going back with a 3-2 lead.

But the Cubs wouldn’t go down, as they won game 6 by a score of 9-3, this of course with former Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta on the hill.

During Game 7, it proved to be just as close as the entirety of the series. Despite having been up 6-3, the Indians came back to tie it all up at 6 each. Going through the 9th inning, the momentum swung back and forth but it ended up going into extra innings.

But before they could begin the 10th inning, the game was delayed 17 minutes due to passing showers. After the delay, they did finally begin where they left off after they had completely finished the typical 9 innings.

To start off extras, Kyle Schwarber stepped up to the plate against returning pitcher Bryan Shaw. After Schwarber reached base on a single to start the top of the 10th, he was swapped out then by Almora to pinch run, who tagged to second on a sacrifice fly by Kris Bryant.

After Rizzo was intentionally walked, Zobrist came up with the go ahead run on second base. He stepped up and doubled down the right field like to knock in the go ahead run. After another intentional walk, Miguel Montero kept the chain going with a base hit scoring another. The Cubs ended the top of the 10th with an 8-6 lead.

The Cubs came out with CJ Edwards in the hopes of finalizing their first World Series Championship in 108 years. The drama didn’t stop as the Indians came back to score and make it a one run game. After a pitching change bringing in Mike Montgomery.

In the end, the Indians were set down and the Cubs were able to at last be World Series Champions!

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Jake Leahy is a Staff Writer for Hypeline News, frequent contributor on 560 the Answer in Chicago, and a student at Deerfield High School (IL). Follow him on Twitter @jakealeahy.


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