After Baez's homer chased Kluber, Fowler greeted Miller with a single and the Cubs had one on and nobody out in the fifth, but Schwarber grounded into a 6-4-3 double play. for a reason. Crisp then moved up 90 feet on a sacrifice bunt by Roberto Pérez, and then jogged home when Santana sent a line drive over a leaping Rizzo and into right for an RBI single.• Resilient Indians hold heads high despite loss. [93] Game 7 had over 40 million viewers, the largest audience for a baseball game since Game 7 of the 1991 World Series, while the series as a whole was the first to average double-digit ratings nationally since 2009. First 20-20 overs … [47][48] Allen earned his sixth postseason save as Javier Báez struck out swinging to end the game, leaving the tying and winning runs in scoring position. Anthony Rizzo was intentionally walked to set up Zobrist, who lined a double down the left-field line past a diving Jose Ramirez. "I'd just come into the game and gave up two runs, and I felt like I let the team down," Ross said. Eaton, 28, became one of the few men in Olympic history to repeat as a decathlon champion. Dexter Fowler would eventually ground out on a spectacular game-saving play by shortstop Francisco Lindor to end the top of the ninth. 108 years later, Cubs best in World, Edwards, Montgomery seal historic final frame, Going out on top: Ross carried off as champ, Statcast™ of the Day: Davis takes Chapman deep, Resilient Indians hold heads high despite loss, One wild pitch equals two runs for Indians, Cubs, Indians play World Series Game 7 for the ages, Mutual respect: Tribe, Cubs admire each other, Instant classic: Top 10 plays from Game 7, Cubs win Series in wildly different world from 1908. The Curse: Cubs Win! Russell quickly flipped the ball to Baez, but the second baseman botched a barehanded grab. "That moment, I felt like I had to vent a little bit and we had a big chance to win the game or take the lead in the game and we got thrown a curveball," Heyward said. The 2017 Indians won 22 straight games (just 5 games shy of the most consecutive wins record in Major League Baseball history), finished the season with a record of 102–60, won the AL Central and claimed the best record in the American League. Rizzo was forced at second on Zobrist's fielder's choice, but Bryant advanced to third and scored on Russell's sacrifice fly to center. [104] The affiliate stations of the teams' regional radio networks were contractually obligated to carry the national ESPN Radio feed; even so, since both WSCR and WTAM are clear-channel stations, most of the eastern and midwestern United States was able to hear the local broadcasts. This marked the sixth time that Finland has hosted the WJC, and the hosts defeated Russia 4–3 in overtime to win their fourth title in history and second in the last three … We're going to see who wins this battle,'" Davis said. In the bottom of the fifth, Kipnis drove a ball over the left field wall for a home run to make it a 7–2 game. Heyward ended up on third with one out after a stolen base and an error on the throw from Perez, but the game remained tied after a Baez strikeout on an attempted two-strike bunt attempt and a Fowler groundout that took an impressive play by Lindor. 2016 World Series - Chicago Cubs over Cleveland Indians (4-3) series statistics and schedule. [70] ALCS MVP Andrew Miller came on in relief and gave up a walk to Bryant and RBI single to Anthony Rizzo to push the lead to 5–1 (Bryant's aggressiveness again instrumental as he was attempting to steal second on the hit, allowing him to score all the way from first). The 2015-2020 Cubs had the greatest sustained run of success in franchise history since the dead-ball era,[112] but the Cubs’ teams after 2016 would fail to recapture the magic the team had in October of 2016. Chicago escaped when Francisco Lindor flied out to left and Mike Napoli sent a 103-mph liner into the glove of Bryant at third base. Bauer was forced from the game in the fourth, and the Cubs struck again in the fifth. [40] Arrieta started well too, retiring the first two batters before walking back-to-back batters in the bottom of the first. It also prompted Heyward to gather the players in the weight room. Like the Cubs, the Cavaliers came back from a 3–1 deficit, and won a deciding Game 7 on the road (in this case, it was in Oakland, California, the then-home city of the Warriors). In 2018, the Cubs finished tied with the Milwaukee Brewers for the division. Kluber came into the game 4–1 in the postseason with a 0.89 ERA. [33] Roberto Pérez became the first ever ninth-place hitter with two homers in a World Series game, the first Indians player to hit two homers in a Series game, and the first Puerto Rican-born player to hit two homers in a World Series game. Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10. "[79] After an intentional walk to Anthony Rizzo, Ben Zobrist stepped up to the plate. Players were able to receive invitations from outstanding performances at their country's National Championships, the previous year's World Championships, or through the number of Championship Pointsthey obtained throughout the year. I thought we did that same thing tonight. It was also Maddon's third World Series appearance overall – in 2002, he was bench coach for the Anaheim Angels. We were so close to winning that whole thing, but we just ran into a buzz saw. [27] Corey Kluber started for the Indians, and Jon Lester started for the Cubs. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, follow him on Twitter @MLBastian and listen to his podcast. "• Maddon delivers on his promise to Cubs, This was the third time the Cubs faced Indians ace Corey Kluber in the Series, and the first time in his career that the right-hander did not strike out a batter. Up in a suite, NBA star LeBron James flexed and shouted with approval, while the crowd erupted in a riotous roar. [103], Locally, the teams' flagship stations broadcast the series with their regular announcers. [29][30] Schwarber struck out twice, but also doubled and drew a walk. They lost their eight other appearances, in 1906, 1910, 1918, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938, and 1945. [88], Sportsnet in English and RDS in French televised the series in Canada. 1.1.1. . 2016 Women’s College World Series Game 3 Preview. After Carlos Santana walked, Travis Wood relieved Strop and got Jason Kipnis to pop out to short to end the game and force a Game 7. The win puts an exclamation point on a significant moment for AI. They join the 1998 and 2009 Yankees.• Young Cubs team built to be a dynasty"I want to congratulate Cleveland Indians and [manager Terry Francona]," Maddon said. But Ross made up for that in the sixth when his solo shot gave the Cubs a 6-3 lead, a great way to cap this storybook season as he heads into retirement.• Going out on top: Ross carried off as champ, The Indians were trying to write their own ending, though. [35] Francona's World Series winning streak reached nine with this victory. We've got that kind of players here in this clubhouse to make it really fun. He won his previous two appearances – 2004 and 2007 – as manager of the Boston Red Sox, in sweeps of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Colorado Rockies.[18]. President of Baseball Operations/General Manager: Heavyweight championship boxing match between, This page was last edited on 11 January 2021, at 11:13. • Interviews:Maddon | Zobrist | FranconaSOUND SMART WITH YOUR FRIENDS However, they lost to the underdog Marlins in two games. The Cubs also featured six players under age 25 in the starting lineup, a postseason record. The 2017 Cubs returned to the NLCS, but would lose to the Dodgers in a non-competitive five games. For Game 3, former Cubs player Billy Williams threw the ceremonial first pitch before the start of the game, and Bill Murray sang "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh-inning stretch, to mark the Cubs' first World Series night game at home. We needed 114 wins and I told them everybody in this room could go out and get that 114th win. [119] After abuse allegation made against him by his ex-wife,[120] Addison Russell's once promising career came to an abrupt end after he was non-tendered by the Cubs following the 2019 season. [39] The Cubs started things off early as Kris Bryant singled in the first inning and Anthony Rizzo doubled to score Bryant and give the Cubs an early 1–0 lead. This win ended more than a century of frustration as the Cubs won their first championship since 1908, ending the longest drought in professional sports. Group Stage 1.1. In 2016, Mr Trump won 49 percent of the popular vote in the state. The call was overturned and what looked like a possible double play instead turned into the Tribe having two runners on with one out. Initial prize pool $ 2,130,000 USD (Approximately € 1,896,990 EUR) 2. Slowly but surely, the Cubs 2016 championship core would move on, via free agency, trade, or retirement. Groups C and D ar… "I hit [the home run] pretty good. T20 : West Indies has won T20 world cup cricket two times in year 2012 and 2016. 3-1. Russell's six RBIs tied a World Series single-game record. Cubs win 2016 World Series. After viewing all relevant angles, the replay official definitively determined that Baez did not demonstrate complete control and firm and secure possession of the ball. [43] In the sixth, a double by Jason Kipnis ended the no-hitter, moved to third on a groundout and scored the lone Indians run of the game on a wild pitch by Arrieta. In the top of the ninth with a runner on and two outs, Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run home run to right to make it 9–2. . Fowler led off the game with home run to straightaway center, and Baez closed Kluber's outing with a leadoff blast in the fifth.The Indians tied the game in the third on Carlos Santana's RBI single, but the Cubs tacked on runs in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Game 6 hero Russell and an RBI double by rookie Willson Contreras.Baez's homer not only made up for two errors he made early in the game but chased Kluber, and Andrew Miller took over. Carl Edwards Jr. was called on to finish off the Indians in the bottom of the tenth, but after retiring the first two hitters (Mike Napoli and José Ramírez), he walked Brandon Guyer, who took second base on defensive indifference. "Game 7 of a series in any sport is significant, but this was more than a baseball game to Cubs fans. CLEVELAND -- After a 108-year wait for a World Series championship, the Cubs had to wait just a little longer and the brief rain delay came at exactly the right time for Jason Heyward to give the players a pep talk.A 17-minute delay followed the ninth inning, then Ben Zobrist, CLEVELAND -- After a 108-year wait for a World Series championship, the Cubs had to wait just a little longer and the brief rain delay came at exactly the right time for Jason Heyward to give the players a pep talk.A 17-minute delay followed the ninth inning, then Ben Zobrist smacked a tiebreaking RBI double in a two-run 10th that lifted the Cubs to an 8-7 victory over the Indians on Wednesday night in Game 7.• Shop for Cubs World Series champs gear:: Complete World Series coverage ::"It was like a heavyweight fight, man," said Zobrist, who was named World Series MVP. After Ramirez reached with the infield single, the Progressive Field crowd roared and chanted his first name. That's probably going to go down as one of the better teams in baseball history. "• Rain may have been break Cubs neededSaid Addison Russell: "We came out with that win, and whether it was the speech that did it or our athletic ability, I honestly think it's our camaraderie. Game 7 was the 60th extra inning game in World Series history as well as the first extra inning Game 7 won by the road team. Day 1 Coverage. What this team has battled through all year long, believing we're the best team, but the ups and the downs and having to fight through things. The Cubs still mounted a two-out rally, with Bryant walking and scoring on Rizzo's hit-and-run single to make it 5-1. Jon Lester, making his first relief appearance since the 2007 American League Championship Series, entered along with veteran catcher Ross. We had injuries. The win marked the Cubs' first World Series game victory since 1945 and tied up the series at one game all. Everyone's prone to hyperbole, but tonight, it was kind of epic, right? [45] The game marked Indians manager Terry Francona's first loss in ten World Series games. )[71], Jon Lester, who had started Games 1 and 5, came on in relief for the first time since the 2007 ALCS, coincidentally also against the Indians. [68], Dexter Fowler led off the game with a home run for Chicago off Kluber, becoming the first player ever to hit a lead-off home run in a World Series Game 7. [34] In the first, the Indians loaded the bases off Lester on a single and two walks before José Ramirez's single drove in a run, then Lester hit Brandon Guyer with a pitch to force in another. These are the numbers that will define the most incredible story in sports in 2016. The Indians made their sixth appearance in the World Series. Fortunately, that last one he left over the plate and up to where I could just slap it down the line, and that was all I was trying to do."[80][81]. [64], Game 7 of the series would go down as a classic, with some calling it the greatest Game 7 in World Series history, comparing it to 1924, 1960, 1991, and 2001 for its drama and tension. They were all here tonight. The Cubs defeated the Indians 4–3 to win their first World Series since 1908. “Chapman, 28, said he felt ‘a little different’ in Game 7 and that fatigue affected him."[76]. Nov 2, 2016, 06:36pm EDT | ... (SABR) noted that if the American League team won the World Series, a Republican won the election, and if the National League won, … This ended the game and the World Series, with the Cubs winning the series and ending their 108-year World Series championship drought. It was also the first Game 7 to have a rain delay, which occurred as the tenth inning was about to start. As he stood on second base following his hit, he raised his arms in the air, just like Rocky Balboa, and did a little shadow boxing.• Baez's homer chases Kluber, Who could blame Rizzo, either? [59][60] Former Indians pitcher Dennis Martínez threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game.[61]. Arrieta continued to pitch well, walking three batters but holding the Indians without a hit into the sixth inning. [16], The Indians qualified for the postseason by winning the American League Central, their eighth division title and their first since 2007. It was the fourth time in which the Cubs had lost in a shutout during the 2016 postseason. Kris Bryant committed two errors in that inning. The Cubs became the sixth team to come back from a 3–1 deficit to win a best-of-seven World Series, following the 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates, the 1958 New York Yankees, the 1968 Detroit Tigers, the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates, and the 1985 Kansas City Royals. The Pokémon Trading Card Game featured the 2015-16 Standard format, using all cards from XY onward. Schwarber, playing on a surgically repaired left knee, was limited to being the designated hitter during the Series.• Fowler pumped after leadoff homer, Davis' heroics: The stadium was shaking in the eighth inning, when Davis delivered his game-tying shot off Chapman. Top four Kluber made World Series history by striking out eight hitters in the first three innings. After Ross made a throwing error on Jason Kipnis' swinging bunt, the Indians had runners on second and third. Crisp showed that there is still life in his legs by hustling around first and diving headfirst into second with a double. Cubs Win! [87] Fox Deportes also aired the Series and provided a Spanish-language simulcast over-the-air via Fox's SAP audio, with Carlos Álvarez and Duaner Sánchez announcing. Mike Montgomery took over for Edwards and got Michael Martinez to ground to Bryant at third for the most important 5-3 in Cubs history.• Edwards, Montgomery seal historic final frameBack at Wrigley Field, Cubs fans flocked to the corner of Clark and Addison and were anticipating their own celebration, considering the commanding lead Chicago had until the eighth. After the 2019 season, Ross replaced Joe Maddon as Cubs manager. The finals were watched by 43 million people, with a peak concurrent viewership of 14.7 million viewers, breaking 2015's finals' viewer records. We took a very good ballclub to extra innings of Game 7 of the World Series, so I don't think I'll be hanging my head for too long. [46] Chicago pitcher Kyle Hendricks started against Cleveland pitcher Josh Tomlin. They also were well-represented in the stands in the Tribe's home, making it sound like a neutral site at times.The Cubs, who won 103 games, are the third team in Wild Card era (since 1995) to have baseball's best outright regular-season record and win the World Series. Perez's home run in the fourth made it 3–0 Indians. The game's only run came off a Coco Crisp single that scored Michael Martínez from third in the seventh inning. A comprehensive list of MLB World Series Champions from 1903 to the present. Tags: Chicago Cubs; More From This Game; Mike Montgomery; final play; World … I don't think there's any way we win the game without it." ", "Theo Epstein steps down after 9 seasons leading Cubs", "Cubs non-tender OFs Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora", 2016 Major League Baseball season schedule, 1998 Major League Baseball home run record chase, The last night of the New York Yankees dynasty (2001), Chicago Cubs end the Billy Goat curse (2016). Add to Reel. The Cubs became the first team to come back from a 3–1 deficit to win the Series since the 1985 Kansas City Royals. [63] In the bottom of the inning, Aroldis Chapman allowed a leadoff walk to Brandon Guyer and was relieved by Pedro Strop, who threw a wild pitch to move Guyer to second and Roberto Perez's RBI single made it 9–3 Cubs with Perez thrown out at second for the second out. They lost to the Brewers in a 163rd game to determine the Central Division champions, failing in their quest to win the division for a third consecutive year. [122] A few weeks later, the Cubs non-tendered Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora.[123]. [94][95], ESPN Radio's national network covered the World Series through affiliated stations, with Dan Shulman providing the play-by-play and Aaron Boone serving as color analyst. Cubs' trick? That set the stage for Davis, who ripped a 98-mph fastball to left field, where it cleared the 19-foot wall, eliciting a riotous roar from the crowd.• Chapman down, but Ross, Cubs lift him up, "I remember half the team out of the dugout, celebrating already before I got to home plate," Davis said. "• Epstein pads Hall of Fame resume, MOMENTS THAT MATTEREDYou go, we go: Fowler gave the Chicago contingent of fans something to cheer about when he hit the first homer in history to open a winner-take-all World Series game. The Cubs got one run back in the eighth, on a Dexter Fowler home run off Andrew Miller, which was the first run he gave up in the post-season. 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