World Series Game 7 2016


Jackalyn Diaz , Helix Life Editor

On Wednesday, November 2, conquering through extra innings and a rain delay, the Chicago Cubs managed to earn the title of World Series champions against the Cleveland Indians after a 108 year wait for the title. According to ESPN “Pitcher, Jake Arrieta’s bid for history came up short.The Chicago Cubs’ bid for history, on the other hand, remains very much alive in large part because of the grand return of Catcher, Kyle Schwarber”.

Jared Sullinger, NBA player, tweeted on November 2  “Man every pitch I cringe. I don’t know what’s about to happen”.

Cubs center fielder, Dexter Fowler, opened game 7 of the World Series with a solo home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher, Corey Kluber during the top of the first inning. The Cubs were in the lead with a score of 1-0.

During the second inning the Cleveland Indians only sent 3 players to the plate leaving the score at 1-0 Cubs. During the third inning the Cleveland Indians stepped up their game by tying up the game with an RBI single from first baseman, Carlos Santana, a pop out to pitcher Ben Zobrist and a line out to Kris Bryant, ending inning with a score of 1-1.

In the fourth inning the Cubs scored two more from left fielder, Addison Russell and a double from Catcher, Wilson Contreras. Ending the inning with The Cubs still in the lead 3-1.

At the start of the fifth inning the Cubs hit another home run from Javier Baez. The Cubs managed to extend their lead and become closer to a championship as Bryant hit a single on Anthony Rizzo. Starter Kyle Hendricks made quick work of the first two batters but Santana walked after a call from a umpire.

Nerves started to fray as Pitcher, Jon Lester was brought in.The Indians hit a grand slam ending the fifth inning with a score of 5-3 Cubs.

The eighth inning started with a score of 6-3 Cubs.The Indians tied up the game with an RBI double and a two-run homer by Rajai Davis. The eighth inning ended with a tied score of 6-6.

After the tarp was lifted because of the rain delay, the tenth inning began with a single to right from left fielder, Kyle Schwarber to reliever Bryan Shaw.Third baseman Kris Bryant hit the ball deep center which Davis caught, which allowed pitcher Albert Almora to tag and teal second base.

Ben Zobrist pitched a  two striker for a double on to left field leading to run by Almora and sending Rizzo to third base.

Later Addison Russell was purposely walked. Miguel Montero hit a single leading to Anthony Rizzo home base scoring a homerun. Chapman had gotten the last eight outs and had thrown a total of 42 pitches. He replaced Jon Lester during the eighth inning, with a runner and two outs. Before Davis hit a two run homer, Brandon Guyer hit a run scoring a double. Dexter Fowler, Javier Baez, and David Ross home runs, were the base of how the Cubs managed to be in the lead. The Cubs needed 2 pitchers to survive the bottom of the tenth inning.

The game ended with the score being 8 -7 and a victory for the cubs after a 108 year wait. NBA Player, Dwyane Wade Tweeted “Just got service. Yes sir Cubbies!!!! Way to put on for the city. Chicago needed this positivity. “