108 year drought is finally over for Chicago MLB team

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108 year drought is finally over for Chicago MLB team

Fans gathered to celebrate the Cub's victory in Chicago

Fans gathered to celebrate the Cub's victory in Chicago

Photo by Ally McGrath

Fans gathered to celebrate the Cub's victory in Chicago

Photo by Ally McGrath

Photo by Ally McGrath

Fans gathered to celebrate the Cub's victory in Chicago

By Emily Wissemes, Editor in Chief

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Game 7 of a series in any sport is intense but after a brief rain delay, the 108 year drought is over. The Chicago Cubs are World Series champions!

The Cubs did not take the easy way out after coming back from a 3 to 1 deficit in the series. They completed the comeback with an 8-7 win in 10 innings.

The Cubs took a 3-1 lead in the Eighth but the Cleveland Indians came back to tie the game 6-to 6 after Cubs pitcher Aroldis Chapman made some critical mistakes.

After a scoreless 9th inning, a 17-minute rain delay in the top on the 10th extended the inning with Cubs Kyle Schwarber singling off Indians reliever Bryan Shaw.

The 10th inning started with a single by Cubs Kyle Schwarber. Pinch and runner Albert Almora Jr. took Schwarber’s place at first and advanced to second on a deep fly ball by Cubs Kris Bryant. The Indians then opted to walk Rizzo to set up a potential double play.

The move backfired when Cubs Ben Zobrist hit a double into the left-field corner, scoring Almora to give the Cubs a 7-6 lead. Miguel Montero, the Cubs third catcher of the game, hit a single that scored Rizzo, giving the Cubs an 8 to 7 lead.

Cubs pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. struck out the first two Indians batters in the bottom of the 10th before walking Brandon Guyer, who advanced to second after a defensive mistake. Indians Rajai Davis followed with an RBI single to make the score 8-7 and Cubs manager Joe Maddon lifted Edwards for left-hander Mike Montgomery, who recorded the final out of a generations-long odyssey.