It only took 108 years, but the Cubs are back on top as champions of Major League Baseball. Powered by a trio of solo home runs, aggressive base-running and clutch hitting, Chicago outlasted the Indians to take home their first World Series title since 1908.
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The 22 year old shortstop plated a World Series record six RBI, highlighted by his mammoth grand slam in the third inning as Chicago forced a game seven.
With their backs against the wall, the Cubs used a huge fourth inning against Trevor Bauer to fight off elimination and force a game six.
With both pitching staffs dominant, it took a pinch-hit RBI single by Coco Crisp to break a scoreless tie and give the Indians a 2-1 World Series lead over the Cubs.
Teams that score first had been 12-0 through the LCS and game 1 of the World Series, so Chicago had to be feeling great when Rizzo doubled home Kris Bryant to open the scoring in the top of the first.
Aaron discusses the first two games of the 2016 World Series and gives his predictions for some of the top matchups in the NFL this weekend.
Corey Kluber tossed a dominant six innings, striking out nine and Roberto Perez drove in four as Cleveland took game one convincingly.
The Cleveland pitching staff combined for their second shutout of the series, allowing just six hits and no walks.