Party like it’s 1908

Chicago blows lead in 8th, scores 2 in 10th to end drought

Baltimore Sun - - SPORTS -

Next year fi­nally came for the Chicago Cubs early this morn­ing. They had to wait 108 years, through a melt­down from their closer and through a 17-minute rain de­lay in the 10th in­ning, but base­ball’s lov­able losers are cham­pi­ons of the base­ball world again at long last.

Ben Zo­brist hit a go-ahead dou­ble in a two-run 10th in­ning, beat­ing the Cleve­land In­di­ans, 8-7, in a thrilling Game 7 de­layed by a squall ear­lier in the in­ning.

Chicago led 5-1 af­ter 41⁄ in­nings and had a three-run lead with two outs in the eighth in­ning be­fore All-Star re­liever Aroldis Chap­man al­lowed a run-scor­ing dou­ble to Bran­don Guyer and a two-run homer to Ra­jai Davis.

The Cubs scored twice in the 10th, then the In­di­ans came back with one in the bot­tom of the in­ning be­fore Mike Mont­gomery got util­ity player Michael Martinez to ground out weakly to third base with a run­ner on first to end the game. COV­ER­AGE, PG 3

GRE­GORY SHAMUS/GETTY IMAGES

First base­man An­thony Rizzo leaps into a con­grat­u­la­tory hug af­ter the Cubs won their first World Se­ries cham­pi­onship since 1908.

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