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World Series

Cubs win first World Series in 108 years after nail-biter Game 7

The Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years on Wednesday night, beating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in a 10-inning Game 7. The cliffhanger capped a rare comeback after the Cubs fell behind three games to one in the best-of-seven baseball championship series. The Cubs held a comfortable lead on Wednesday until their closer, Aroldis Chapman, lost a three-run lead, giving up the game-tying, two-run homer with his team just four outs away from the win. Then, in the 10th, the Cubs retook the lead on a Ben Zobrist double and scored another run. The Indians pushed across one run in the bottom of the 10th, but couldn't manage to tie the game again. "It was like a heavyweight fight, man," said Zobrist, who was named World Series MVP. "Just blow for blow, everybody playing their heart out."