The Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians by 8-7 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, giving the team its first world championship since 1908. The Cubs led 6-3 going into the bottom of the eighth inning, when the Indians scored three runs on an RBI double by Brandon Guyer and a two-run home run by Rajai Davis, tying the game at 6. Neither team scored in the ninth inning, so the game went into extra innings. The Cubs scored two runs in the top of the 10th inning, and pitcher Carl Edwards, Jr. allowed one run before Michael Montgomery came in for the Cubs to secure the final out.
Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks allowed just one run in four and two-thirds innings. Indians starter Corey Kluber also went four innings but allowed four earned runs. He did not strike out any Cubs batters. The Cubs struck first when Dexter Fowler hit a solo home run in the top of the first inning. Javier Baez and David Ross also hit home runs for the Cubs. Ben Zobrist, who won the Fall Classic with the Kansas City Royals last year, was named the World Series MVP. Chicago was down three games to one earlier in the World Series, but won the next three games in a row, two of which were played in Cleveland.