After beginning the last game of the series with a home run from Dexter Fowler in the first inning and having a 5-1 lead, Maddon had fans questioning his decision of putting Chapman on the mound in the 8th leading to the Cleveland Indians to tie the game with a 2 point homerun leading to a 6-6 score heading into the 9th inning.
Thanks to a 12-minute rain delay to even out the tension between both teams and two runs later in the 10th inning and after 108 years the Chicago Cubs have become the 2016 World Series Champions. This is the first World Series title to come to the city since the White Sox 2005 win.
Although the game had fans from both teams on the edge of their seats, the Indians tried to out the Cubs top hitters including Addison Russell who brought the team back to life in game 6 with a grand slam. Their plan backfired with a base hit from Ben Zobrist that help the Cubs regain the lead 8-6. After Cleveland’s one additional run, a throw to first base from Bryant to Rizzo ended the series.
During the season the team has become known for making comebacks winning three straight games in a row and tonight was no different. As Bryant said during an interview following game 5, they play better with their backs against the wall, and that they did becoming the sixth team to come back from a 3-1 deficit winning the series.
The city is ready to celebrate as Evanston sounded their emergency alarm in celebration, and restaurants including Buona Beef are offering free sandwiches. There is no word on when the parade will take place as of yet, but in the meantime fans of the champions will continue their celebrations in Wrigley throughout the days.