Rain delay helps Cubs reign over Indians

A 17-minute rain delay before the 10th inning gave the Cubs the break they needed to capture their first World Series crown since 1908.  Cubs right fielder Jason Hayward called a team meeting in the weight room (or should we say Wait Room after 108 years), and urged his teammates on to victory.

Chicago tallied two runs in the top of the 10th to take an 8-6 lead, but the Indians scored only once in the bottom of the frame to end one of the most exciting World Series ever, 8-7.

See celebration here: http://m.mlb.com/news/article/207938228/chicago-cubs-win-2016-world-series/

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Cubs Win!

Cubs left fielder Ben Zobrist was named MVP after knocking in the go-ahead run in the 10th (Miguel Montero would add the winning RBI with a bases-loaded single.) Zobrist collected ten hits and was a magnum force, batting .357  in the Series.

Congratulations to the Cubs for killing the curse and breaking a 108-year drought. Now the pressure is on the Indians to overcome 68 years of futility. But when you consider the fact that Cleveland was missing its best player (starting center fielder Michael Brantley) along with starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco (and pitcher Danny Salazar, also not fully healed), the Indians are primed for a return engagement to the World Series in 2017 – perhaps against these very same Chicago Cubs.

 

About Mike

Mike Luery is an award-winning journalist with 25 years on TV and radio. Currently, he is an investigative reporter with KCRA-TV, the top-ranked station in Sacramento. This is Luery's second tour of duty with KCRA, where he was also a reporter from 1984 - 2000. In between, he was NBC's Capitol Bureau Chief in California and a reporter for CBS 13 in Sacramento. Luery lives in northern California with his wife Carol. Baseball Between Us is his first book.
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