Cubs End Drought, Win World Series


James Kim, Staff Writer

The time has finally come. It has been 108 years since the Chicago Cubs have last won the World Series. They have seemed to be cursed by the Billy Goat, the black cat, and Steve Bartman. However, as of November 2, 2016, these curses are no longer with the team, as Chicago has defeated the Cleveland Indians in the 2016 World Series.

After being down 3-1 in the series, Chicago won two games. Like in any other sport, game 7 is the most intense game possible, as it is a “winner takes all” situation. This game was a wild one, as leads were blown, scores were tied, and home runs were hit.

Chicago’s leadoff hitter, Dexter Fowler, started the game off by hitting a solo home run. The Indians came back in the 3rd inning when Carlos Santana hit an RBI single. The Cubs surged in the 4th inning, as Javier Baez, who made two errors earlier in the game, hit a rocket over the fence. The score was 5-1, and it seemed as if the baseball gods were surely on Chicago’s side. In the 5th inning, the Indians scored two runs off Jon Lester. In the top of the 6th inning, Chicago catcher David Ross, who was playing the last game of his career, hit a home run to make the game 6-3. Although the Cubs had a safe lead, the Indians were not done fighting. In the bottom of the 8th inning, Cleveland tied things up with Brandon Guyer’s double and Rajai Davis’ home run. The game went into the 10th inning and the weather led to a short delay. After resuming the game, Chicago’s Ben Zobrist hit a clutch double to score a run. Miguel Montero hit a single and run came in, making the score 8-6. Cleveland was up and Rajai Davis hit an RBI single, but it was not enough to bring the team back. A grounder was hit to Kris Bryant, who was smiling as soon as the ball was hit. He threw it to first base, and the team started celebrating.