Only one region per group. Davis's home run was the latest-occurring game-tying home run in World Series Game 7 history. "Game 7 of a series in any sport is significant, but this was more than a baseball game to Cubs fans. He stumbled initially when he went to to give chase, allowing both runners to score. The next batter was Indians center fielder Rajai Davis, who had hit 55 career home runs in 11 seasons entering this game, and who was hitting .132 in the postseason up to that point. 2016 was also the high point for the Indians. Maddon called on Mike Montgomery, who had zero career saves. 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The Cubs also featured six players under age 25 in the starting lineup, a postseason record. The Cubs are fitting champions, as they had eight more victories than any other club. [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. "Just blow for blow, everybody playing their heart out. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast. The Cubs struck first when Dexter Fowler doubled to lead off the first and scored on Anthony Rizzo's one-out single, but Kluber held them to that one run through six innings before Francona turned it over to the bullpen. After Bryant's home run, Anthony Rizzo doubled and Ben Zobrist singled. Zobrist had been 0-for-4 in the game but he delivered a clutch RBI double into the left field corner, scoring Almora and breaking the tie, making the score 7–6. A comprehensive list of MLB World Series Champions from 1903 to the present. 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). "• Statcast™ of the Day: Davis takes Chapman deep, Breaking through: The Indians pulled the game into a 1-1 deadlock in the third inning, when veteran Coco Crisp led off by slicing a pitch from Hendricks down the left-field line. They were also the first since the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates to do so while winning Games 6 and 7 on the road, and the second team since the 1979 Pirates to win Game 7 as the visiting team, with the 2014 San Francisco Giants also having achieved that feat in Kansas City; almost one year later, the 2017 Houston Astros did the same thing in Los Angeles. Cubs' virtual World Series celebration is real deal, Holy now! This ended the game and the World Series, with the Cubs winning the series and ending their 108-year World Series championship drought. “Chapman, 28, said he felt ‘a little different’ in Game 7 and that fatigue affected him."[76]. Groups A and B are played in Taiwan. Brandon Guyer promptly hit a run-scoring double off Chapman, making the score 6–4. After nearly signing with the Baltimore Orioles the season before 2016, Dexter Fowler signed with the rival St. Louis Cardinals during the 2016-2017 off-season. So, the Indians had two hits, but Hendricks faced the minimum. 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, … Now that the 2016 postseason field is set, all that remains is seeing which of the 10 remaining clubs … Everyone's prone to hyperbole, but tonight, it was kind of epic, right? Jon Lester, making his first relief appearance since the 2007 American League Championship Series, entered along with veteran catcher Ross. 1. The Cubs squandered a scoring chance in the top of the 9th. The last-second Game 5 finish of the 2016 WNBA Finals demands a deep rewind Rebounding win games ... Washington Nationals win the World Series with 6-2 win over Houston Astros in Game 7. [90] BT Sport televised the series live in the United Kingdom and Ireland. You could just look at the Cubs and see their heads kind of drop a little bit. All we did was put our noses to the ground and kept fighting. [89] Alain Usereau and former Montreal Expos player Marc Griffin handled the French-language telecast for RDS. 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. After 108 years of waiting, the Cubs won the 2016 World Series with a wild 8-7, 10-inning Game 7 victory over the Indians on Wednesday night at Progressive Field. It was also Maddon's third World Series appearance overall – in 2002, he was bench coach for the Anaheim Angels. This marks the 47th time that the World Series stands at 3-1. [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. [11], The Cubs qualified for the postseason by winning the National League Central, ending the regular season with the best record in all of MLB (103–58) for the first time since 1945; they also posted their highest winning percentage since 1935, and won their most games since 1910. [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. In the bottom of the fourth, Mike Napoli drove in Jason Kipnis, who doubled to lead off, with an RBI single to cut the deficit to 7–1. 108. In Game 1, Auburn, trailing by … [53] José Ramírez hit a home run for Cleveland in the second inning off Jon Lester,[54] but the Cubs, facing elimination, scored three runs in the fourth inning off Trevor Bauer. 103. Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Sports Special, 1982 Men's NCAA Basketball National Championship,, October 2016 sports events in the United States, November 2016 sports events in the United States, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. [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. 25% of sales from Championship Zed skins & Championship ward skins increase the prize pool. The last time both World Series teams scored the same number of runs was 1948, when Cleveland beat the Boston Braves in the city's last World Series triumph.• Cubs win Series in wildly different world from 1908AFTER FURTHER REVIEW Slowly but surely, the Cubs 2016 championship core would move on, via free agency, trade, or retirement. [27] Corey Kluber started for the Indians, and Jon Lester started for the Cubs. [41] Another run-scoring single by Schwarber off Bryan Shaw and a bases-loaded walk by Addison Russell pushed the lead to 5–0.[42]. The 2016 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball's (MLB) 2016 season. • Interviews:Maddon | Zobrist | FranconaSOUND SMART WITH YOUR FRIENDS 3. The double made Schwarber the first non-pitcher to get his first hit of the season in th… "It's about the whole team, and I just had to let them know I loved them, and I had to let them know we won 103 games because we overcame every bit of adversity that we had thrown at us to this point. San Francisco hosts the 2016 Pokémon TCG and Video Game World Championships August 19–21! At 39 years 228 days, Ross is the oldest player to homer in Game 7 of a World Series. "I can't even put it into words. 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. 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. Everybody who's ever put on a Cub uniform, this is for you. 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