Monday, November 21, 2016

Cubs win: 108-year wait is over

Connor Fitzgerald and Justin Horak.
Staff Writers

On Nov. 2, 2016, the Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians in game seven of the world series. The Cubs had come back from a 3-1 lead vs. the Cleveland Indians. After a long, slow, 108-year wait, the Chicago Cubs had won a world series. The Cubs last won the World Series in 1908 against the Detroit Tigers. The Cubs won their final game against the Indians 8-7 in the tenth inning. David Ross is the 39-year-old catcher for the Chicago Cubs. It was the fifth inning of game seven and the Cubs were up 5-3. David Ross was up to bat. He went down in a 1-2 count. The next pitch, he hit a home run against Cleveland’s pitcher, Andrew Miller. As a result, Ross became the oldest person to hit a homerun in a world series game.
  The game had ended in an 8-7 score leading by the Cubs. The second basemen for the Cubs, Ben Zobrist, won the most valuable player award for the 2016 world series. Ben Zobrist stuck out to the stands when he got an RBI double in the tenth inning. The RBI was the winning run for the Cubs. Cleveland put up a hard fight. It was tied 6-6 in the 9th. The Cubs pulled through to score their final two runs in the 10th. The Indians also scored in the tenth, making the final score 8-7.

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