World Series Game Seven: Time to Reign

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Game seven. Winner take all.

Today was one of those days that you thought would never end. A day which just continued to drag. The anticipation of World Series Game seven was all that was on out minds from the 27th out last night to the first pitch tonight.

This was a game we had been waiting our entire lives for, some longer than others. But here we are; the final baseball game of 2016, game seven of the World Series, and the Chicago Cubs are playing in the game.

With Kyle Hendricks on the mound for the Cubs, you would have to assume this would be a low scoring game. The Cubs knew they would have to strike fast and take an early lead. Corey Kluber, backed up by a fresh bullpen of Andrew Miller, Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen would be tough to get runs off of. Dexter Fowler did not disappoint as he led off the game with a home run.

The 1-0 Cubs lead would stand until the third when Carlos Santana hit an RBI single. The Cubs would waste no time retaking the lead with an Addison Russell sac fly

and a Willson Contreras RBI double

the next inning making the score 3-1 in favor of the Cubs. The Cubs would chase Kluber after Javier Baez would hit a first home run in the fifth inning. Miller would relieve him but even that would not stop the Cubs would add on. Kris Bryant would draw a walk only to be driven in by Anthony Rizzo to bring the score to 5-1.

A crazy fifth inning saw Hendricks leave with two outs in the bottom of the innings and relieved by Jon Lester. After a few miscues the Cleveland Indians would close the gap to 5-3, but David Ross would hit his first post season home run in the final professional game of his career to extend the Cubs lead to 6-3!

Aroldis Chapman would come into the game to get the final four outs after Lester allowed a base runner. Chapman would allow not only the inherited runner to score, but would also give up a two run homer to tie the game in the eighth. After a scoreless ninth game seven of the World Series headed into extra innings, but not without a short rain delay before the 10th inning would start.

The top of the 10th inning saw the Cubs come back to life! Kyle Schwarber got a single, Anthony Rizzo would be walked and Ben Zobrist would knock in Albert Almora Jr who ran for Schwarber and the Cubs would retake a 7-6 lead with one out. Addison Russell would then be walked intentionally which brought Miguel Montero up with the bases loaded and one out. Montero would hit a single and the lead would be 8-6. Trevor Bauer would come in for Shaw for relief to face Jason Heyward with the bases still loaded, but he would strike out. Baez would then fly out to make the final out of the inning.

That would bring us to the bottom of the 10th inning with Carl Edwards Jr. looking to close things out. he quickly got the first two outs before walking a man to bring the tying run up to the plate. A base hit would follow, making the score 8-7 with the tying run on first. Mike Montgomery would relieve Edwards to nail down the final out, earning the save in game seven of the World Series! What did to think ending a 108 year drought would be easy?

Ladies and gentlemen, your Chicago Cubs are World Series Champions!

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