The longest and most fabled of all championship droughts is over after an insane, interminable Game 7. The Chicago Cubs came back from a 3-1 deficit in the World Series to win in seven, and they capped off the comeback with a 8-7 win tonight in 10 innings.
Dexter Fowler kicked things off with a leadoff home run in the game’s first at-bat, but the Indians tied it up in short order. Aroldis Chapman gave up three runs in the eighth inning, and the game eventually went to extras. The grounds crew prolonged the suspense and rolled out the tarp after the ninth inning for 17 minutes before Kyle Schwarber started the game back up with a leadoff single.
After Schwarber got replaced by Albert Almora on the basepaths and he took second on a flyout, Anthony Rizzo drew an intentional walk. Ben Zobrist doubled Almora in, then Miguel Montero singled in Rizzo for an insurance run.
Carl Edwards got two out in the bottom of the tenth, but gave up an RBI single to Rajai Davis. Mike Montgomery came in and locked down the historic win.
Congratulations Cubs fans, you only have to wait until 2124 for the next one.