With the Chicago Cubs down 3-1 in the best of 7 series, Jon Lester provided a clutch performance on the mound, and the Cubs’ bats finally came alive when Kris Bryant hit a game-tying home run in the 4th inning that sparked a 3 run inning that gave the Lovable Losers the lead for good as they held on for a 3-2 win in the final home game of the season. Last night’s win was the Cubs’ first home World Series win since October 7,1945 in a memorable series they eventually lost to the Detroit Tigers.
A respected leader on the team, David Ross, played his final home game of his career and possibly his last game of his career as Wilson Contreras is expected to start as catcher Tuesday for the Cubs. The series goes back to Cleveland for games 6 and 7 with the Indians leading 3-2; these last two games will prove to be historic with the Cubs not winning the World Series since 1908, and the Indians not winning win since 1948. ~ Nate Gaines