The division title was their sixth since division play began in 1969, and their first since 2008. The Indians made their sixth appearance in the World Series. In 2018, the Cubs finished tied with the Milwaukee Brewers for the division.  At the 2016 Winter Meetings, Jorge Soler and Travis Wood were traded for All-Star closer Wade Davis, effectively replacing Chapman. Both teams threatened in the seventh but could not score and, following a single by Mike Napoli in the bottom of the eighth, Aroldis Chapman entered to finish the game for the Cubs. A comprehensive list of MLB World Series Champions from 1903 to the present. , 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. Game 7, an 8–7 victory in 10 innings, marked the fifth time that a Game 7 had gone into extra innings and the first since 1997 (which the Indians also lost). , For Indians manager Terry Francona, it was his third appearance in the World Series.  On November 4, the team's victory parade began at Wrigley Field and headed down Lake Shore Drive and Michigan Avenue at downtown for a noon rally at Grant Park. This move, along with others throughout the series, would be highly criticized afterward, as it appeared to some that Hendricks was pulled out too soon.  Many fans and Chapman himself believe he blew the lead due to his unnecessary use in Game 6. Any Marquee Sports updates? The 2016 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball's (MLB) 2016 season. "I think it's appropriate to congratulate the Chicago Cubs," Francona said, naming Maddon, club president Theo Epstein, GM Jed Hoyer and club chairman Tom Ricketts.  Another run-scoring single by Schwarber off Bryan Shaw and a bases-loaded walk by Addison Russell pushed the lead to 5–0.. By Jordan Bastian and Carrie Muskat November 3, 2016 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. 1. It took a group of unbelievable men, connected with each other, never quitting. 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. Maddon's Rays defeated Francona's Red Sox in the 2008 American League Championship Series, while Maddon's Rays defeated Francona's Indians in the 2013 American League Wild Card Game. With the game caught in a 6-6 tie in the ninth, Heyward hit a grounder to Kipnis, who fired it to Lindor at short to retire pinch-runner Chris Coghlan.  The pitching matchup was between MLB earned run average (ERA) champion Kyle Hendricks, who had started Game 3 for the Cubs, and Corey Kluber, who had won games 1 and 4 and was pitching on three days' rest. It also prompted Heyward to gather the players in the weight room. 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. Heyward stole second and advanced to third on a throw to second by Yan Gomes that got away from Kipnis. 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. Lonnie Chisenhall followed with a single but was erased by an inning-ending double play off the bat of Davis. Fox televised the series in the United States, under contract with Major League Baseball giving it exclusive rights to the World Series through 2021. What also was encouraging was Schwarber on the bases, as he followed Fowler with an infield single, then stole second. "I was just thinking, 'This is me against him. "I can't even put it into words. (i.e Can't have a group with two Korean teams) 1.2. , Initial reports often utilize "fast national" ratings, which are subject to revision. San Francisco hosts the 2016 Pokémon TCG and Video Game World Championships August 19–21! Dexter Fowler would eventually ground out on a spectacular game-saving play by shortstop Francisco Lindor to end the top of the ninth. It's a nice way to head off into retirement. Russia’s Putin, others pleased as Trump win shocks world By Nicole Gaouette , Elise Labott and Angela Dewan , CNN Updated 10:28 PM EST, Wed November 9, 2016 Ross then redeemed himself in the Chicago sixth, hitting a solo home run off Miller to open a 6-3 lead. Russell quickly flipped the ball to Baez, but the second baseman botched a barehanded grab. In the previous four times in 1912, 1924, 1991 and 1997, the home team won all four extra inning Game 7s. Everyone's prone to hyperbole, but tonight, it was kind of epic, right? Game 7 of the 2016 World Series was a classic between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs, with Chicago prevailing in 10 innings for their first championship since 1908. , The Cubs made their 11th appearance in the World Series; their only previous two championships were in 1907 and 1908.  In the third inning, the Cubs loaded the bases on a walk and two singles off Tomlin, who was relieved by Dan Otero. The Cubs struck again in the third following a two-out walk by Rizzo and a single by Ben Zobrist. 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. ), 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. The Cubs challenged the out call at first, saying Schwarber beat the throw from second baseman Kipnis, but the replay official definitively determined that the ball contacted the interior of Napoli's glove prior to Schwarber's foot touching first base and the call was confirmed. Anthony Rizzo was intentionally walked to set up Zobrist, who lined a double down the left-field line past a diving Jose Ramirez. 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. A moment later, though, Hendricks caught Ramirez leaning at first and used a quick move to pick him off. 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.  Arrieta allowed another single and was lifted for reliever Mike Montgomery. With the Game 7 victory, Joe Maddon is 3–0 in postseason series against Terry Francona, having also won the 2008 ALCS and the 2013 Wild Card Game against him. 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. Groups C and D ar… Rizzo walked again off Zach McAllister, and Zobrist tripled to plate Rizzo. "• One wild pitch equals two runs for Indians, QUOTABLE , 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. for a reason. In the second, Carlos Santana's leadoff home run off Lackey tied the game; then, with two on, Kluber's RBI single put the Indians up 2–1. In Game 1, Auburn, trailing by … "I hit [the home run] pretty good. The first day of the tournament featured a preliminary tournament for all World Championship qualifiers who did not earn an automatic invitation to day two. Then a wild pitch by Lester caromed off Ross' face mask to the backstop. The Indians had home-field advantage because the AL had won the 2016 All-Star Game. Instead, they hosted the Wild Card Game against the Colorado Rockies, but the Cubs lost 2–1 in 13 innings. It's been there since Day 1. In the sixth, Lonnie Chisenhall's sacrifice fly with two on off Mike Montgomery made it 4–1 Indians. "But they obviously were able to keep enough composure to score a couple of runs and go up. Share. Crisp showed that there is still life in his legs by hustling around first and diving headfirst into second with a double. 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. Kris Bryant then hit a deep fly ball to center, and Almora tagged up and advanced to second base in what was called the "savviest baserunning play of the season. Yet another Game 7 would be won by a road team in 2019, when the Washington Nationals did so in Houston.  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. The Curse: Cubs Win! The double made Schwarber the first non-pitcher to get his first hit of the season in th… 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. 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.. After another intentional walk to Addison Russell, Miguel Montero, who had replaced Ross at catcher and was hitting just .091 in the postseason, singled into left, scoring Rizzo and making the score 8–6. Tweet Video. 17. The Indians won their division again, but lost in the opening round again; this time by the Astros in a sweep. After Bryant's home run, Anthony Rizzo doubled and Ben Zobrist singled. The Cubs squandered a scoring chance in the top of the 9th. The Cubs became the first team to come back from a 3–1 deficit to win the Series since the 1985 Kansas City Royals. This ended the game and the World Series, with the Cubs winning the series and ending their 108-year World Series championship drought. Cleveland manager Terry Francona, who had previously won World Series titles with the Boston Red Sox in 2004 and 2007, fell short in his bid to become the third manager to win his first three trips to the Fall Classic, after Casey Stengel and Joe Torre. His victory came just days after his wife, Brianne, won the bronze in the women's heptathlon. Mrs Clinton won 47.8 percent of the vote. The series was played between October 25 and November 2 (although Game 7 ended slightly after 12:00 am local time on November 3). "I'm just so happy for Cubs fans over the last 108 years, generations, some still here, some not. 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I don't know how many come-from-behind wins we've had, how many walk-offs we've had, just to do that. 1.1.2. Groups A and B are played in Taiwan. 1.1.1. 108. The 35-year-old veteran, who won a ring just last season with the Kansas City Royals, earned MVP honors for the 2016 World Series after hitting.357 …  This was the final World Series to have home-field advantage determined by the All-Star Game results; since 2017, home-field advantage has been awarded to the team with the better record. Cubs Win! 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. I thought we did that same thing tonight. Updated on: October 28, 2020 / 2:13 PM / CBS/AP 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. Masters Division Top Cut After seven Swiss rounds on Saturday, 24 players made it to the top cut by finishing with records of 5 wins and 2 losses or better. Grand Prix Master Brian Braun-Duin and Draft Master Márcio Carvalho lead the 2016 Magic: The Gathering World Championship field at the end of Day 1 with 6-1 records.However, there are still three more Draft rounds on Friday and four rounds of Modern on Saturday still remaining before a cut to the Top 4, so anything can happen. , Following the team's win in Game 7, Cubs fans congregated outside of Wrigley Field and the surrounding Wrigleyville neighborhood to celebrate the championship. 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. 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. Initial prize pool $ 2,130,000 USD (Approximately € 1,896,990 EUR) 2. Top four The Indians challenged that Coghlan's slide interfered with Cleveland's shot at a double play, but the replay official definitively determined that Coghlan engaged in a bona-fide slide and Heyward remained at first base. The New York franchise has won the World Series championships a record 27 times, with their closest rivals in terms of titles, the St. Louis Cardinals, having lifted the trophy 11 times.  The city of Chicago estimated that over five million people attended the World Series parade and rally celebration, which would make it one of the largest human gatherings in history.  During the delay, Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward called his teammates into a weight room behind Chicago's dugout and told them, "We're the best team in baseball. Cubs' virtual World Series celebration is real deal, Holy now!  Alain Usereau and former Montreal Expos player Marc Griffin handled the French-language telecast for RDS. " After an intentional walk to Anthony Rizzo, Ben Zobrist stepped up to the plate. Day 1 Coverage. Maddon called on Mike Montgomery, who had zero career saves. , Locally, the teams' flagship stations broadcast the series with their regular announcers. In 2018 he failed to win the hat-trick, polling second behind Croatian Luka Modrić.
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